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Does Dodd-Frank Contain a Virus for Private Equity Investments in Banks?

A little-noticed provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) has the potential of curtailing significant investments by private equity firms in banks. Section 616(d) of Dodd-Frank...more

Dodd-Frank, Title II: Where the FDIC and the “Orderly Liquidation Authority” Meet the Bankruptcy Code

The FDIC is currently responding to one of the worst financial crises in the history of the nation’s banking system. Sheila Bair, Chairman of the FDIC, expects that 2010 “will be the high water mark for the banking crisis.”1...more

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