Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act - Key Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Provisions

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On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), arguably the most far-reaching package of financial regulatory reforms since the New Deal. The legislation restructures the regulatory framework for much of the U.S. financial system, and its effects will be most pronounced on the financial services industry.

However, the Dodd-Frank Act will affect all U.S. public companies by extending the federal regulation of matters relating to corporate governance and executive compensation. For example, provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act will...

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