Topic: Financial Reform

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Europe’s Volcker Rule, 2104 Proxy Season, Ohada Commercial Code, Shareholder-Director Communication

On this day in 1937, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers, ending a sit-down strike that began more than a month earlier. A Volcker Rule for Europe? In the works… (White & Case) Are you ready for the 2014 proxy season? (James Barrall and Steven Stokdyk at Latham & Watkins) Seven tips for complying… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Financial Reform, Patent Infringement, CFPB Compliance, ERISA Lawsuits

It’s Friday, you’re drinking coffee, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Does it get any better? C’mon kids: grab some cocoa and sit by the fire for the traditional holiday non-compete tale… (Michael Greco at Fisher & Phillips) 50-page glossary of financial reform terms? Check… (Morrison & Foerster) Native American tribes may be… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees, Volcker Rule, OSHA Whistleblowers, Ambush Elections

Five years ago today, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. NASDAQ wants to change its listing standards for compensation committee independence… (Shearman & Sterling) The feds approved the Volcker Rule yesterday, bringing in new era of financial regulation… (Corporate Law Report) Considering an “acqui-hire”? Consider your… Read more »

Feds Approve Volcker Rule, Bringing in New Era of Financial Regulation

“Federal regulators voted on Tuesday to approve a rule that strikes at the heart of Wall Street risk-taking, a moment that punctuates three years of internal squabbling and bank lobbying over an effort to reshape the financial landscape.” (Ben Protess and Peter Eavis, New York Times) Earlier today, the five federal agencies responsible for writing… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Hiring, Brazil Compliance, Volcker Rule, CFIUS Report

Not reading this in your inbox? You should be… Sign up here for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Report. You need to know these 10 hot employment issues for global companies in 2014… (Rebecca Signer Roche, JD Supra Perspectives) Brazil’s Clean Companies Act goes into effect soon – will you be ready? (Duncan… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, Broker-Dealers, Graphene Inventions, Arbitration Agreements

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup. It’s Friday after all, and the world can wait while you sip your coffee and read your JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big data creates big dangers for consumer privacy, says the FTC chair… (Ropes & Gray) Here’s one lawyer’s take on the evolution of white collar crime prosecution over… Read more »

Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Rule on Appraising “High-Risk” Mortgages

In mid-January, federal regulators published a final rule implementing new appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans. The new regulation, – authored by the Federal Reserve, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency –… Read more »

A Regulatory Tsunami is Building in Washington…

The business community as a whole can expect President Obama’s second term to be one of most intense periods of regulatory activity in nearly 40 years. But the health care, energy, and financial services industries will be the hardest hit. From law firm Venable: “Several themes will shape the regulatory process over the next four… Read more »

[Video] Talking Derivatives Reform

From Bloomberg Law, a discussion with Tangent Capital Partners’ Chris Whalen and Fusion IQ’s Barry Ritholtz – “two of the brightest guys in the business” according to host Lee Pacchia – on the subject of reform in the multi-trillion dollar derivatives market. The money quotes (and there are many): “[The derivatives market] is not just… Read more »

FSOC Proposes Money Market Reforms: You Should Know…

“The FSOC’s proposals also set the stage for fresh tension between a vocal group of regulators, who feel that despite limited reforms in 2010, money market funds are still vulnerable to havoc-wreaking asset runs, and the fund industry, which has devoted significant public-relations efforts to arguing that reform would harm investors by making money market… Read more »

Dodd-Frank Q&A: Proposed New NYSE and NASDAQ Compensation Committee Rules

Financial reform is a hot issue in this year’s presidential race (no surprise, of course) – but while the candidates duke it out on the finer points of how they would handle matters, Dodd-Frank marches on. The latest? Regulations on the independence of compensation committees at companies listed on the nation’s two largest stock exchanges.… Read more »