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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 10 Oct 2011

Department of Labor withdraws controversial regulation on definition of fiduciary

As we indicated in October 2010, the DOL's proposed regulations substantially broadening the term "fiduciary" under ERISA regulations were fraught with controversy.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 24 Feb 2011

Dodd-Frank implementation update

Under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial reform, titled the "Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010" (the "Act"), which is generally intended to bring the $600 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market under greater regulation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") will have primary responsibility for the regulation of "swaps" and the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC" and, together with the CFTC, the "Commissions") will have primary responsibility for the regulation of "security-based swaps.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 28 Oct 2010

Department of Labor's proposed regulations broadly expand definition of "fiduciary" under ERISA

On October 21, 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) released long-anticipated proposed regulations substantially broadening the term "fiduciary" under ERISA regulations, and potentially subjecting to ERISA's stringent standards a vast number of plan service providers who previously considered themselves exempt from fiduciary status.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 2 Aug 2010

Impact of financial reform legislation on derivatives transactions involving employee benefit plans

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") contains a number of provisions that may substantially affect employee benefit plans that enter into swaps and other derivative transactions.

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