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The Financial CHOICE Act; Legislative Text Revealed

On June 23, 2016, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released as a “discussion draft” legislative text of the Financial CHOICE Act (“FCA”), a proposal to reform the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...more

6/28/2016 - Dodd-Frank Financial Services Committee National Bank Act Sarbanes-Oxley

Details Emerge about the Financial CHOICE Act

On June 15, 2016, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released a more detailed summary of the Financial CHOICE Act (“FCA”), a proposal to revisit the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more

6/27/2016 - Basel III CFPB Dodd-Frank Financial Services Committee NCUA SEC Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

The Financial CHOICE Act; Dodd-Frank Reform (Not Repeal)

On June 7, 2016, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) released an executive summary of the Financial CHOICE Act (the “FCA”), his highly anticipated bill to revisit the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...more

6/17/2016 - Basel III Broker-Dealer CFPB Depository Institutions Dodd-Frank ERISA Federal Reserve Fiduciary Duty Financial Institutions FSOC SEC SIFIs

EU-US Privacy Shield Released

On February 29, following an earlier February 2 announcement, but with few details, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce released letters to the European Commission setting forth the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles along with...more

3/4/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU EU EU-US Privacy Shield FTC International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors

New EU-US Privacy Shield

On February 2, two days after the deadline set by Europe for agreement on a new Safe Harbor governing US access to the personal data of European citizens, US and EU negotiators announced that they had agreed upon a framework...more

2/4/2016 - Data Protection EU EU-US Privacy Shield FTC International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors

Safe Harbor 2.0 is Coming (this week) - US companies will need to take action to comply with any new agreement

As we explained in detail in our Explanatory note of October 6 2015, and the webinar that followed held on October 9, the Schrems decision of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) invalidated the US Safe Harbor program, and...more

2/2/2016 - CJEU Data Protection International Data Transfers Personal Data Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Dodd-Frank Turns Five, What Comes Next?

The 2008 credit crisis was the beginning of an era of unprecedented government management of the capital markets. July 21, 2015 marked the fifth anniversary of the hallmark congressional response, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...more

8/19/2015 - Capital Markets Capital Markets Union CFPB CFTC Clawbacks Cross-Border Transactions Derivatives Dodd-Frank EU EURIBOR European Commission Executive Compensation Financial Markets Financial Regulatory Reform FSB FSOC G-SIFI Incentive Compensation Investors IOSCO Libor Liquidity Coverage Ratio Nonbank Firms Obama Administration OTC Popular Proxy Access Rule SEC Security-Based Swaps

Dodd-Frank Act Changes Are Coming

For over four years after enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act (“Dodd-Frank”), President Obama and the Democratic Senate successfully blocked any changes to that act. For example, in the 113th Congress, the House passed 26 bills...more

1/26/2015 - Dodd-Frank Form 10-K JOBS Act Legislative Agendas Proposed Amendments Regulation S-K SBIC SEC TRIA Volcker Rule XBRL Filing Requirements

Cybersecurity: The Obama Administration Proposes Legislation - Proposals Would Standardize Breach Notification Requirements,...

On January 13, 2015, in response to the continuing onslaught of cyber attacks, including the recent cybersecurity attack and data loss at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Obama Administration sent to Congress three...more

1/21/2015 - Barack Obama Breach Notification Rule CFTC Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Enforcement Actions FTC Information Sharing Legislative Agendas OCC Popular SEC Sony

Tax Reform – The Next Installment: Reforming the Taxation of Financial Instruments

After the fiscal cliff deal failed to include a framework for comprehensive tax reform, many in Washington predicted that the momentum for tax reform would wither away. Although Congress has many important issues on its...more

1/31/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Bonds Derivatives Discussion Draft FIFO Financial Instruments Fiscal Cliff Harvesting Losses Hedge Funds Tax Reform Ways and Means Committee

Financial Transaction Tax: European Implementation and American Imitation?

Momentum is building to reform the U.S. tax system and address the nation’s fiscal challenges. However, options to raise revenue to reduce the deficit and offset a potential decrease in corporate and individual tax rates are...more

1/28/2013 - Financial Transaction Tax

Post-Election Changes and Their Impact on the Financial Services Industry: The Seven Deadly Sins

During his first term, President Obama began an ambitious path of reforming the U.S. financial system with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). Over two years...more

12/4/2012 - Barack Obama CFTC Dodd-Frank FATCA Financial Transaction Tax Money Market Funds Volcker Rule

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