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CFPB moves quickly to launch nonbank supervision program
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

Despite Republican efforts to prevent such a move, on January 4, 2012, President Obama used a recess appointment to install Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”


Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission continues hearing on subprime lending and securitization and government-sponsored enterprises
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2010

Today, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC), a congressionally appointed commission tasked with researching the financial collapse, held the second day of a three day hearing entitled, "Subprime Lending and Securitization and Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs)."


Special master for TARP executive compensation rules on supplemental requests by AIG and Ally
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2010

On Tuesday, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, Kenneth R. Fienberg, issued supplemental determinations with regard to the 2010 compensation payments and structures of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and Ally Financial Inc. (Ally


Secretary Geithner speaks on rebuilding the American financial system
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2010

On Monday, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner gave a speech entitled “Rebuilding the American Financial System” at New York University’s Stern School of Business


Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations launches series of hearings on Wall Street and the financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, under Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-OK), launched a series of hearings to examine the roles played by high-risk mortgages, regulators, credit rating agencies and Wall Street investment banks in the financial crisis


President Obama signs Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2010

This morning, President Obama signed into law comprehensive reforms to the federal banking and securities laws -- the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act -- legislation that the President said will "rein in the abuse and excess that nearly brought down our financial system" and "bring transparency to the kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis."


SEC charges Citigroup and two executives in connection with misleading information regarding exposure to subprime assets
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2010

Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") charged Citigroup with misleading investors concerning the company's exposure to subprime mortgage-related assets


The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2010

Two days ago, on July 21, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”


Treasury official outlines goals for financial markets regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2010

Earlier today, Michael Barr, Treasury's assistant secretary for financial institutions, spoke at the Charlotte, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce regarding the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and upcoming regulatory changes


Senator Scott Brown declares opposition to $19 billion "bank tax"; House-Senate conference may reconvene
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

Today, Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), one of the few Republicans to vote for passage of the financial reform bill, sent a letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) declaring his opposition to the roughly $19 billion "bank tax" on large banks and hedge funds that is included in the recently reconciled Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act