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European Parliament contemplates global financial institution tax
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • February 23 2010

Today, the European Parliament Economic Affairs Committee issued a press release stating that "a globally implemented tax to discourage excessive risk-taking by financial institutions and to ensure the industry pays for the damage caused by the financial crisis should be considered."


Financial Stability Oversight Council to hold first meeting on October 1
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2010

Today, Treasury Secretary Geithner, who serves as chairperson to the Financial Stability Oversight Council, announced that the Council will hold its first meeting on October 1, 2010


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


AIG and U.S. Treasury announces exit plan from AIG investment
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department and American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced that they had reached an agreement-in-principle with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) and the trustees of the AIG Credit Facility Trust regarding the repayment by AIG of funds made available to it by U.S. taxpayers


Class action round-up
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

Brown v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., No. 12-3494 (8th Cir.) (Dec. 31, 2013). Affirming denial of motion to remand and grant of


CFPB proposes rule to supervise nonbank international money transfer providers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2014

On January 23, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or "Bureau") proposed a rule to expand the scope of its non-depository


Credit risk retention Final Rule with focus on auto issuers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2014

On October 22, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit


SEC warns credit agencies about deceptive ratings conduct and its expanded jurisdiction under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission released a Report of Investigation resulting from an inquiry by the SEC Enforcement Division into whether Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”) violated federal securities laws by concealing a coding error in a new ratings model


Financial reform legislation clears Senate Banking Committee
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2010

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee sent financial reform legislation to the full Senate by approving the manager's amendment to the bill proposed by Senator Dodd last week


Elizabeth Warren named Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; Treasury sets CFPB designated transfer date
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

Today, President Obama announced the appointment of Elizabeth Warren, currently Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard University and Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB