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Jones Day | USA | 16 Nov 2017

Department of the Treasury Issues Report Recommending U.S. Capital Markets Regulatory Reforms

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued a report to the President recommending extensive regulatory and legislative reforms to the U.S. capital


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 26 Oct 2017

The Treasury Report's Recommendations for Derivatives Regulation

In a previous client alert, available here, we provided an overview of the recent report, the second of four, issued by the U.S. Department of the


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 17 Jan 2017

The Investment Funds and Advisers 2016 Year-End Client Update Recap

As the developments affecting the investment management industry continue to unfold, we have once again prepared our annual compendium of relevant


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2016

Community Banks - Week in Review

In apparent anticipation of the August slow-down, the agencies released several items last week covering a variety of different areas. The most


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 19 Apr 2013

SEC and CFTC issue identity theft rules

Today, April 19, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") published in the Federal


Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2012

The Dodd-Frank Act may require registration as a "commodity pool operator" and a "commodity trading advisor" for entities associated with securitization transactions

Upon effectiveness of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission final rules defining “swaps” under the Dodd-Frank Act, entities associated with securitization transactions may be required to register as commodity pool operators andor commodity trading advisors.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 1 Aug 2011

Insights from Winston & Strawn

With news that President Obama and Congressional leaders have struck a tentative agreement on a framework for a budget deal that includes an increase in the federal government's borrowing limit one day prior to the August 2 deadline, it would appear that the debt ceiling crisis may finally be averted (although Congress has yet to vote on the legislation, which is expected today).


Stinson LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2011

Ordinary consumer and commercial transactions are not swaps under Dodd-Frank

As permitted by the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC and CFTC, in consultation with the Federal Reserve Board, have proposed to further define the term "swap."


Mayer Brown | USA | 27 Apr 2011

The potential impact of Dodd-Frank on the energy industry

In a dramatic demonstration of Congressional "Fire, Ready, Aim" and fully six-months before the scheduled report of the specially-charged Financial Crisis Investigation Commission, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act1 into law in July last year.


Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 30 Mar 2011

CFTC and SEC propose rule on major swap participant and major security-based swap participant definition

The SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) (together, the Commissions) have jointly issued a rule proposal (Proposed Rules) to define terms related to the swap and security-based swap markets as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd- Frank Act).

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