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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 4 May 2018

Cryptocurrencies and Digital Tokens as Securities

Since the release of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies and digital tokens powered by blockchain technology have garnered the attention of investors

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 6 Jul 2016

FERC Opposes Private Right of Action in CFTC Proceeding; Congress Requests Briefing

In what is quickly resembling a jurisdictional conundrum, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has come out in opposition of a private

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 6 Jul 2016

What Does Trend Towards Residential Demand Charges Mean for Overall Rate Design?

In several states, utilities have been moving toward incorporating demand charges into residential rates. In June, Arizona Public Service Company

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 23 Nov 2010

Whistleblower risks just increased: what to watch for

A few “sleeper” provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (“the Act”) authorize financial incentives for whistleblowers who provide original information to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) or U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”).

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2010

U.S. financial reform: the regulation of derivatives and swap-trading provisions

Title VII of the Act, designated the "Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010," will significantly change how derivatives and the market participants that use them will be regulated.

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2010

U.S. financial reform: the Volcker Rule and improvements in the regulation of banking entities and nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Section 619 of the Act, also known as the "Volcker Rule," will limit proprietary trading, defined below, by U.S. banks and their affiliates ("Banking Entities") and nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("Board").

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2010

New whistleblower incentives and protections, and more enforcement expected

The Act includes "bounty hunter" provisions to increase the voluntary reporting of securities and commodities violations.

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2010

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010: Congress enacts sweeping financial reform

On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Act") became law.

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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 29 Jul 2010

Beyond Wall Street, the Dodd-Frank Act's potential impact on whistleblowing

On July 21, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) into law.

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