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Underwriting Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Nutter Bank Report, July 2017

CFPB Arbitration Rule Will Prevent Firms From Blocking Class Action Lawsuits - The CFPB has approved a new rule that will prohibit banks and other covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from...more

Nutter Bank Report, March 2017

Fed Raises Threshold That Triggers Review of Systemic Risk of a Proposed Merger - In a recent decision on a proposed merger of two bank holding companies, the Federal Reserve indicated that it has increased the...more

2017 OCC Bank Supervision Plan, House Committee Passes Dodd-Frank Reform

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OCC Releases 2017 Bank Supervision Plan - The OCC’s Committee on Bank Supervision (CBS) yesterday published its Fiscal Year 2017 Bank Supervision Operating Plan and announced the following five oversight objectives...more

US IPO Guide 2016 Edition

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This is our initial public offering guide. It will help you decide whether an IPO is the right move for your company and, if so, help you make sure your IPO goes off as quickly and as smoothly as possible, without any...more

In Win for CFPB, Federal Court Clarifies Scope of “Substantial Assistance” and “Service Provider” Provisions of Dodd-Frank Act

by K&L Gates LLP on

In the first court decision to opine on the “service provider” and “substantial assistance” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, a federal district court in Georgia denied a motion to dismiss brought by payments processors who...more

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles...more

Treasury Department RFI on Online Marketplace Lending Signals Potential Shift Towards Regulation of Small Business Loans

The Treasury Department recently issued a request for information to explore various aspects of “online marketplace lending.” The RFI seeks comment on a broad array of online financial services companies that lend not only to...more

SEC Announces First Wave of MCDC Underwriter Sanctions

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The Securities Exchange Commission announced June 18 the first major wave of underwriter sanctions under its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”) Initiative. The SEC sanctioned 36 municipal underwriting...more

Agencies Issue Final Rule on Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies

Six federal financial regulatory issued a final rule that implements minimum requirements for state registration and supervision of appraisal management companies, or AMCs. An AMC is an entity that provides appraisal...more

The Good, the Bad and the Offer: Law, Lore and FAQs

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An Updated Look at the World of Offers - It all seems simple enough. The concept of “offer” is broad under the securities laws, so companies and underwriters need to be careful about any publicity in connection with a...more

How the Great Recession Has Affected Mortgage Securitization, Servicing, and Homeownership

The house price bubble and the financial crisis exposed significant weaknesses in mortgage underwriting, the packaging of mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and the mortgage servicing industry. Over the course of the Great...more

The Volcker Rule—A Suggested Approach for Banking Entities When Analyzing its Impact on Business Models, Activities and...

More than three years following the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, and intense inter-agency negotiations, the federal financial regulatory agencies collectively adopted the final version of the “Volcker Rule,” or “Rule”—which...more

“Interim Final” Volcker Rule Approved

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On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Securities Exchange...more

Proprietary Trading Aspects of the Volcker Rule – Frequently Asked Questions

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The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a final rule, and the Commodity Futures...more

The Volcker Rule and Capital Markets Offerings

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Final regulations under the section of the Dodd-Frank Act known as the “Volcker Rule” were enacted in December 2013 (the “Final Rule”) by five federal financial regulatory agencies (collectively, the “Agencies”). The Volcker...more

Qualifying Loans Will Reduce or Eliminate Risk Retention Obligations of Issuers Under Reproposed Credit Risk Retention Rules

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The general risk retention requirements mandated under section 15G of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (added by section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act) will be applicable to all issuers of asset-backed securities (ABS)...more

Summary of Selected Issues of the SEC Municipal Advisor Rule that Affect Broker-Dealers Intending to be Underwriters

Dodd Frank Act Definition of “Municipal Advisor” A “municipal advisor” is a person (including a firm or an associated person) (but not including a municipal entity or an employee of a municipal entity) who (1) provides...more

Final Rule Issued on Ability-to-Repay/Qualified Mortgages

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final ability to repay rule (Rule) on January 10, 2013. The Rule implements ability-to-repay provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, which imposed strict underwriting...more

CFPB Issues Final Ability To Repay Rule And ‘Qualified Mortgage’ Standard

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On January 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule, as mandated by provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DFA), which requires mortgage lenders to consider...more

CFPB Final Ability-To-Repay Rule Prompts Cautious Optimism from Industry

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has issued its long-awaited ability to repay/qualified mortgage rule, and at first glance, it appears to warrant cautious optimism for the mortgage industry....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - January 7, 2013

In This Issue: *Financial Industry Developments - OCC Guidance on Transition Periods under Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act - CFTC Reporting of Swap Transactions and Swap Dealer Registration - Department...more

Inside The Courts - December 2012

This issue of Inside the Courts, Skadden's securities litigation newsletter, includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected noteworthy cases principally decided from July to November 2012. This edition addresses...more

"Insights Special Edition: Dodd-Frank Rulemaking: Volcker Rule and SIFI Proposals: Proprietary Trading Restrictions Under the...

Finance industry participants have expressed concern over the burden of complying with the proprietary trading restrictions in the Volcker Rule and the potential effects of those restrictions on the competitiveness of U.S....more

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