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Democratic Lawmakers Urge Federal Reserve Board To Increase Direct Role In Supervision And Enforcement

On February 11, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to newly appointed Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen, asking that she reconsider the Board’s policy of...more

"The US High-Yield Market: A More Cautious 2014 "

Investor enthusiasm for U.S. high-yield bonds continued in 2013. The market delivered the second-strongest year by volume, despite the summer’s increased interest rates and volatility resulting from speculation about the...more

Energy Law Insight: Twist In The Tale Of The Term B Loan

The institutional debt market for energy projects is fired up, particularly for Term B Loan refinancing....more

Questions Swirl About Implications of Bernanke Comments for Housing

While mortgage interest rates have repeatedly hit new lows over the past few years helping to spur a recovery in the housing sector, recent comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke could signal that those days are coming...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- June 24‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Despite some concerns about the slowing growth in China, some...more

Credit Crunch Digest -- May 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on recent developments in alleged Libor rate manipulation litigation; settlements in two mortgage-backed securities lawsuits; potential actions by state attorney generals...more

Dodd-Frank News - May 2013: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act Update

In This Issue: - Introduction - Recent Cases ..Amendments to Preemption Standards ..TILA Statute of Limitations ..Dodd-Frank Amendments to RESPA ..Whistleblower Protection ..Say-on-Pay...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- May 24‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - The week began with...more

House Financial Services Committee Chair Challenges CFPB Funding

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) sent a letter March 8 to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke challenging the Fed's funding of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Hensarling's...more

Volcker Rule Will Not Be Ready On Time

The Volcker Rule is required by the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to be effective by July 21, 2012. In response to questions from the House Financial Services Committee Federal Reserve Chairman Ben...more

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