Table of Contents:

Introduction; Financial Stability Reform; Resolution Planning; Agencies and Agency Oversight Reform; Securitization Reform; Derivatives Regulation; Investor Protection Reform; Credit Rating Agency Reform; Volcker Rule; Compensation, Corporate Governance, and Disclosure; Capital Requirements; Foreign Bank Regulation; Consumer Protection Reform; Mortgage Origination and Servicing; Specialized Corporate Disclosures; Conclusion; Appendix; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Snapshot; Final Studies and Reports; Final Rules and Other Milestones; CFPB Actions; and Contact Us.

Introduction -

As we approach 2013, banking organizations, securities firms, insurance companies, and other participants in the financial services industry should stop to consider how the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act has unfolded and to plan for new compliance duties that will or are likely to take effect. Regulators likewise would be advised to take a step back themselves and consider how implementation has proceeded. The incoming 113th Congress will certainly debate possible changes to Dodd-Frank, although the prospects for substantive follow-up legislation, corrective or otherwise, are uncertain at best.

This booklet broadly reviews the critical developments under Dodd-Frank that occurred during the second half of 2012 and considers how and what events may occur, as well as what trends may emerge in 2013. This is not an exhaustive review of all of the Dodd-Frank issues, but we have tried to identify those issues with important consequences for the financial services industry.

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