Category: Dodd-Frank

CFTC and SEC Finalize Swap Definition, Set Regulatory Reforms Into Motion

On July 7, 2012, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) finalized its definition of a “swap” as required by the Dodd-Frank financial reforms law, one day after the Securities and Exchange Commission approved its parallel version of the definition. For your reference, here’s a roundup of legal commentary on this latest Dodd-Frank development: CFTC-SEC Final… Read more »

Dodd-Frank Update: SEC Adopts Final Compensation Committee Rules

On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules “that affect the composition of compensation committees, the use of compensation advisers by companies listed on national securities exchanges, and disclosure provided by companies regarding their use of compensation consultants.” For your reference, here’s what leading law firms are writing on the matter:… Read more »