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House Financial Services Committee holds mark-up on Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2009

Following the passage of the OTC Derivatives Markets Act of 2009, the House Financial Services Committee began the mark-up of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009, H.R. 3126, which was circulated by Chairman Frank late last month


Treasury and other financial regulators issue financial sector self-assessment reviews to IMF
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2009

Today, the U.S. Treasury and various other U.S. financial system supervisors and regulators, including the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and National Association of Insurance Commissioners, submitted financial sector self-assessment reviews for banking, securities, insurance, and payment systems to the International Monetary Fund (IMF


Congressional Oversight Panel releases report on use of TARP funds to reorganize U.S. auto industry
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

After holding a hearing on the topic this past July, the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) released a report earlier this week entitled, "The Use of TARP Funds in Support and Reorganization of the Domestic Automotive Industry," examining how TARP funds have been used to support and reorganize both General Motors and Chrysler through the bankruptcy process


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on government actions related to AIG
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, chaired by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), held a hearing entitled “American International Group (AIG): Examining What Went Wrong, Government Intervention, and Implications for Future Regulation.”


House Judiciary Subcommittee holds hearing on voluntary mortgage modifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2009

Today, the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Home Foreclosures: Will Voluntary Mortgage Modifications Help Families Save Their Homes? Part II," in which various witnesses discussed the effectiveness of the government's efforts to prevent additional mortgage foreclosures and encourage modifications of existing loans


Federal Reserve Bank of New York acknowledges publication of CDS central counterparty legal analysis by industry participants
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2009

On July 13, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) issued a press release to acknowledge the publication by a group of 8 dealers and 8 buy-side market participants of a "cross-jurisdictional analysis of legal and regulatory issues facing credit default swap central counterparties (CDS CCPs) with respect to customer access to central clearing platforms."


Obama administration hosts Conference on the Future of Housing Finance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2010

As previously announced, the Obama administration yesterday held a "Conference on the Future of Housing Finance" to receive input from a diverse group of experts, including citizen advocacy groups, economists, investors, market researchers, originators, securitizers, servicers, and private mortgage insurers, on critical issues surrounding housing finance reform


Senate Appropriations Subcommittee holds hearing on role of FHA in addressing housing crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2009

Late last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing today to address the role of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) in addressing the housing crisis


Treasury Secretary Geithner testifies before Congressional Oversight Panel
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2009

Today, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), which oversees Treasury’s actions in implementing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP


Lawmakers intensify demands for special inquiry commission to identify causes of financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to create an independent bi-partisan Financial Markets Commission (FMC) to investigate the causes of the financial crisis