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K&L Gates | USA | 14 Sep 2018

A decade later; could it happen again?

On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, an event considered by many to mark the beginning of the credit crisis of 2008-2009 and


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 19 Dec 2016

Twilight of the Deferred Fees: Planning for 2017

In 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424), which, among other things


Venable LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2013

SIGTARP's pursuit of TARP-related misconduct no end in sight

On July 24, 2013, the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program ("SIGTARP") filed its latest Quarterly Report to


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 4 Jun 2012

No taxpayer standing to challenge the use of federal funds to help sell and market religious financial products

In Murray v. United States Department of Treasury, et al. (No. 11-1063), plaintiff Kevin Murray argued that the bailout of American International Group, Inc. under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (“EESA”) violated the Establishment Clause because six of the company’s subsidiaries sell and market Sharia (or Islamic law) compliant financial products.


Bracewell LLP | USA | 23 Feb 2012

Special class of tax-exempt bonds created for business affected by Hurricane Ike

On October 3, 2008 the President signed into law, as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the “Act”), changes to the federal tax law designed to provide economic relief to the Hurricane Ike disaster area.


Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 11 Jul 2011

Report to Ohio school district clients - qualified zone academy bonds

Ohio school districts have a significant opportunity to finance renovations to certain school facilities through the qualified zone academy bond (QZAB) program


Jones Day | USA | 14 Apr 2011

Criminal actions against failed bank executives

One of the defining characteristics of the current financial crisis has been the large number of banks that have failed348 during 2008 through March 2011taking investor money and the FDIC's Deposit Insurance Fund ("DIF") funds with them.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 17 Feb 2011

Qualified charitable distributions live on

Based on a provision in the Pension Protection Act of 2006, an individual who is age 70-12 or older may make a tax-free donation of up to $100,000 directly from his or her individual retirement account to a qualified charity.


Vedder Price PC | USA | 8 Feb 2011

Final say-on-pay rules delay requirements for smaller reporting companies and TARP participants

On January 25, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") released its fi nal rules relating to shareholder approval of executive compensation arrangements.


Haynes and Boone LLP | USA | 3 Feb 2011

SEC adopts rules for say-on-pay and golden parachute compensation under Dodd-Frank Act

As required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rules regarding shareholder approval of executive compensation and “golden parachute” arrangements on January 25, 2011. See Release Nos. 33-9178 and 34-63768.

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