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Senate adopts two motions to instruct conferees
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2010

Yesterday, four days after passing the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Senate adopted two motions to instruct Senate conferees


Class action round-up - spring 2015
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2015

On April 27, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robinssetting the stage for an important decision on whether a


CFPB moves quickly to launch nonbank supervision program
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

Despite Republican efforts to prevent such a move, on January 4, 2012, President Obama used a recess appointment to install Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”


Class action round-up - spring 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2014

In a mortgage-related row, the Ninth Circuit reversed the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment in favor of several bank


Senate banking committee holds hearing on consumer protection within the financial services industry
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2009

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing today on the importance of restructuring the regulation of the financial service industry to include additional consumer protection


House Financial Services Subcommittee holds hearing on systemic risk
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing yesterday regarding perspectives on systemic risk in the financial system


Federal Reserve Governor Tarullo gives speech on reviews evolution of federal financial regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2009

Yesterday, Daniel K. Tarullo, a governor of the Federal Reserve System, gave a speech at the Money Marketeers of New York University summarizing the evolution of financial regulation in the United States and how we came to the current market crises and outlined key elements of a reform agenda


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on the future of financial services regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2008

Yesterday, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing "to address the need for broad regulatory restructuring and reform for the financial markets, including financial institution oversight and regulation, systemic risk, and housing finance."


Rep. Paul Kanjorski releases legislation addressing investor protection, registration of certain unregistered investment companies and creation of an Office of National Insurance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2009

On Thursday, Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (D-PA), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, released discussion drafts of the following legislation to "address many of the shortcomings and loopholes laid bare by the current financial crisis"


President Obama reaffirms support for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2009

Last Friday, President Obama speaking in the White House East Room before several distinguished members of the Administration including Treasury Secretary Geithner, FDIC Chairman Bair and members of Congress reflected upon the Administration’s present efforts regarding consumer financial protection reform and reaffirmed his support for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency ("CFPA"