Micah Green

Micah Green

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Before Adjourning, US Congress Adopts Budget With Dodd-Frank Amendments; Fails To Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation

Before the 113th Congress adjourned on December 16, Congress adopted the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, which ensures the federal government operates with budget certainty until September...more

12/19/2014 - Appropriations Bill Banks Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Budget Push-Out Requirements Section 716 Terrorism Insurance TRIA

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Status and Financial Services Issues

On June 17, 2013, President Obama, European Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso agreed to open negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. Since then,...more

12/19/2014 - Barack Obama Contract Negotiations European Commission Negotiations TTIP

Global Financial Regulators Issue Record-Breaking Fines for Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rate Manipulation

On November 12, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority...more

11/24/2014 - Citibank Enforcement Actions Financial Conduct Authority HSBC JPMorgan Chase Market Manipulation Royal Bank of Scotland UBS UK

2014 Mid-Term Congressional Elections Analysis - What To Expect From The 114th Congress In The Run Up To The 2016 Presidential...

In This Issue: -Introduction -Appropriations/Budget -Defense And National Security -Education Policy -Energy And The Environment -Financial Services -Food And Agriculture Policy -Healthcare...more

11/6/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas

Financial Regulatory Agencies Adopt Final Risk Retention Rules, Causing Changes To Mortgage and Securitization Practices

On October 21 and 22, 2014, six federal regulatory agencies jointly adopted a final rule implementing certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) designed to require...more

10/31/2014 - ABS Asset-Backed Securities Dodd-Frank Fannie Mae Federal Reserve Final Rules Freddie Mac Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk Retention SEC

Corporate Tax Inversions: Will Either Congress Or The Administration Act In 2014?

There may be significant legislative and regulatory activity over the next few months as the US Congress and the Obama Administration continue to grapple with corporate tax inversions. While it remains unlikely that...more

9/3/2014 - Corporate Tax Rates Corporate Taxes Income Taxes Inversion

The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, Or Reform It!

On July 22, 2014, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing titled, “The U.S. Tax Code: Love It, Leave It, or Reform It!” The general topic of the hearing was international taxation, with a sharp focus on recent and...more

7/24/2014 - BEPS Congressional Investigations & Hearings Corporate Tax Rates Corporate Taxes International Tax Issues IRC IRS OECD Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform

House Approves CFTC Reauthorization, Changes to Dodd-Frank

After a nearly two year process, on June 24, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 266-144 to pass H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act, which would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading...more

7/10/2014 - CEA CFR CFTC Compliance Dodd-Frank End-Users Legislative Agendas

Volcker Rule Compliance in the Face of Regulatory Uncertainty: An Update on Covered Fund Structures

The “Volcker Rule,” adopted in December 2013, is designed to reduce risk and banking system instability by restricting U.S. banking entities from investing in or engaging in proprietary trading and speculation, while also...more

7/10/2014

SEC Adopts Rules on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities

On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) unanimously adopted final rules regarding the application of “Security-Based Swap Dealer” and “Major Security-based Swap Participant”...more

7/8/2014 - Affiliates Cross-Border Dodd-Frank Final Rules Foreign Affiliates Major Swap Participants Mary Jo White Registration SEC Security-Based Swaps Swap Dealers

Federal Insurance Office Releases Long-Awaited Report

On December 12, 2013, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) released its report on “How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States” (FIO Report). The FIO Report was mandated by the...more

12/17/2013 - Federal Insurance Office Insurance Regulations NAIC

Debt Collection Subject to New Regulation Under CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is on a roll targeting debt collectors and your company could be the next target. On October 3rd, the CFPB filed an enforcement action asking for a $1.376 million civil penalty...more

10/7/2013 - CFPB Debt Collection Debt Settlement Services Dodd-Frank Enforcement Actions FDCPA Fees JPMorgan Chase Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Ways and Means Expected to Release Tax Reform Proposal

Earlier this month, House Ways and Means Committee Republicans began a series of focused meetings to advance the release of a tax reform bill for consideration by the committee this fall. While Committee Chairman Dave Camp...more

9/23/2013 - Corporate Taxes Income Taxes Proposed Legislation Tax Reform Ways and Means Committee

CFTC Cross-Border Guidance Frequently Asked Questions

Section 722(d) of the Dodd-Frank Act amended the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) by adding section 2(i), which provides that the provisions of the CEA relating to swaps shall not apply to activities outside the United States...more

8/9/2013 - CFTC Commodities Exchange Act Cross-Border Cross-Border Transactions Dodd-Frank Swaps

Financial Services in Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Inclusion of Financial Services in TTIP Negotiations - As a result of continuing challenges to economic growth, the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have agreed to launch negotiations for a Transatlantic...more

7/7/2013 - CFTC Commodities Cross-Border Transactions Derivatives Foreign Investment Major Swap Participants Mandatory Clearing Requirements Swap Data Repositories Swap Dealers Swaps Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Senate Finance Committee Asks Members to Communicate Tax Reform Priorities

On June 27, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) released a Dear Colleague letter laying out a beginning framework for comprehensive business and individual tax reform. ...more

7/4/2013 - Business Taxes Income Taxes Tax Reform

Client Alert: SEC Publishes Cross-Border Release and Reopens Comment Period for Dodd-Frank Rules

On May 1, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) held an open meeting to consider: - Whether to propose new rules and interpretive guidance for cross-border security-based swap (SBS)...more

5/20/2013 - CFTC Cross-Border Dodd-Frank Major Swap Participants SEC Security-Based Swaps

Institutions Fund's Bond Guarantee Program Funded for 2013

On March 21, 2013, Congress authorized the Community Development Financial Institutions (“CDFI”) Fund to guarantee up to $500 million aggregate principal amount of bonds in fiscal year 2013, marking a new opportunity for...more

5/20/2013 - Bonds CDFI Fund Certifications Community Development Entities Insurers

Fixing the Debt: Update on U.S. Fiscal Cliff Crisis (9th Edition) - January 1, 2013

THE LEGISLATION - Following a day of tumultuous House Republican caucus deliberations, at 11:00 pm, the House passed The American Tax Relief Act of 2012, a cliffhanger deal negotiated by Vice President Biden and Senate...more

1/8/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax American Taxpayer Relief Act Budget Control Act of 2011 Capital Gains Dividends Estate Tax Farm Bill Fiscal Cliff Income Taxes Medicare Taxes Payroll Taxes Pease Limitation PEP Sequestration Tax Extensions

Fixing the Debt: Update on U.S. Fiscal Cliff Crisis (8th Edition) - December 31, 2012

GETTING TO A VOTE - An agreement has been reached between the White House and Senate Republicans, but how the House handles it may depend on the Senate vote dynamic. Vice President Biden briefed the Senate Democratic...more

1/7/2013 - Fiscal Cliff

Fixing the Debt: Update on U.S. Fiscal Cliff Crisis (7th Edition) - December 31, 2012

ZEROING IN ON A DEAL - Vice President Biden and Senate Republican Leader McConnell are close to reaching a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Discussions between the two began late yesterday afternoon and have...more

1/5/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax Bush-Era Tax Cuts Farm Bill Fiscal Cliff Income Taxes Medicare Taxes Tax Extensions

Fixing the Debt: Update on U.S. Fiscal Cliff Crisis (6th Edition) - December 28, 2012

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS - - The President and Congressional leaders met Friday at the White House at 3:00 pm in an attempt to strike a last-minute deal. - Today’s meeting, which lasted about an hour, was attended...more

1/4/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax Barack Obama Bush-Era Tax Cuts Fiscal Cliff Harry Reid Income Taxes John Boehner Mitch McConnell

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