On May 12, 2015, Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman of the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, delivered a speech regarding the progress the FDIC has made in developing a framework for the orderly resolution of large, complex, systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs) in the event that a SIFI experiences failure or other financial distress. Among other topics, the speech addressed the FDIC’s effort to strengthen the bankruptcy process and define the purpose of Orderly Liquidation Authority, a public-sector bankruptcy process prescribed by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd Frank Act) for institutions whose resolution under the US Bankruptcy Code Bankruptcy Code would pose systemic concerns.

 The full text of the speech is available at: https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/speeches/spmay1215.html