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Court Dismisses Case Requesting SEC be Required to Adopt Rules Regarding Disclosure of Political Contributions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2016

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed a two-count complaint asking the Court to mandate the SEC be required to


MSRB moves foward professional qualification standards for municipal advisors
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, has received approval from the SEC to create baseline standards of professional qualification for


44 senators ask SEC to require disclosure of political contributions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2015

In this letter 44 senators called on SEC Chair Mary Jo White to act on a rulemaking petition that would require companies to disclose their political


MSRB to implement gifts rule for municipal advisors
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2015

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, has received approval from the SEC to limit the size and nature of gifts given by municipal


Spending Bill Prevents SEC From Requiring Disclosure of Political Contributions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2015

The current version of the spending bill in Congress prevents the SEC from using authorized funds to require disclosure of political contributions


MSRB to delay municipal advisor rule proposals
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, announced that it is delaying its municipal advisor rule proposals currently before the SEC


MSRB files proposal to establish interim municipal advisor assessment
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2011

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, has filed a proposed rule change with the SEC to establish a new interim municipal advisor assessment under new Rule A-11, on municipal advisor assessments, and a new Form A-11-Interim to be used in connection with such interim municipal advisor assessment


MSRB files amendments to underwriter fair dealing proposal
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2011

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, today filed amendments to its proposal regarding the duties of underwriters to state and local government issuers under the MSRB’s “fair dealing” rule


SEC approves interpretive notice on the duties of underwriters to state and local government issuers
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2012

The SEC has approved an interpretive notice of the MSRB under which underwriters of municipal securities will be required to disclose to their state and local government clients risks about complex financial transactions, potential conflicts of interest, and compensation received from third-party providers of derivatives and investments


S&P drops credit ratings on multifamily housing revenue debt
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2011

As a direct result of the downgrade by Standard and Poor’s of the credit rating of the U.S. Government on August 8, 2011, S&P dropped the rating on certain multifamily housing revenue bonds