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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Regulation D

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a United States federal statute signed into law on July 21, 2010. The Act was passed in response to the Great Recession of the late 2000s and... more +
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is a United States federal statute signed into law on July 21, 2010. The Act was passed in response to the Great Recession of the late 2000s and includes broad reforms related to many aspects of the financial and banking industry. Notable sections of the Act include stricter regulations of the derivatives market, as well as the Volcker Rule, which restricts the trading practices of FDIC-insured institutions.    less -

Access to Capital and Liquidity

The SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) recently produced a Report to Congress regarding the impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on access to capital for consumers, investors, and businesses, and market liquidity. ...more

Blog: What’s Happening With Those SEC Proposals For Dodd-Frank Clawbacks And Disclosure Of Pay For Performance And Hedging?...

by Cooley LLP on

The SEC’s latest Regulatory Flexibility Agenda, which identifies those regs that the SEC intends to propose or adopt in the coming year— and those deferred for a later time—has now been posted. The Agenda shifts to the...more

Good Choice: Important Capital Formation Reforms in Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 Passed by House

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

On June 8, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 on a vote of 233-186. Congress loves acronyms, and here “CHOICE” stands for Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and...more

Inside the Courts – An Update From Skadden Securities - June 2017

This quarter’s issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between February 2017 and April 2017. The cases address developing trends in class actions, ERISA, fiduciary duties,...more

SEC Speaks Acting Chair Piwowar’s Remarks

At today's, February 24, 2017, Practising Law Institute SEC Speaks annual program, Acting Chair Piwowar made opening remarks. During his wide-ranging discussion, Acting Chair Piwowar, inspired by William Graham Sumner’s the...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 2

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - Last week, Mary Jo White delivered her “farewell address” to The Economic Club of New York upon the completion of her term as the 31st Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Her...more

"Trump's Focus on Deregulation Could Shape SEC Priorities in 2017"

In his statement announcing the appointment of Jay Clayton to run the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), President Donald Trump said that “we need to undo many regulations which have stifled investment in American...more

Blog: Discussion Draft of the Financial CHOICE Act

by Cooley LLP on

A discussion draft for the Financial CHOICE Act is now publicly available. Many of the provisions of interest from a corporate standpoint are in Title IV—Capital Markets Improvements and Title X—Unleashing Opportunities for...more

SEC Review of the Definition of an Accredited Investor

At the Practising Law Institute’s SEC Speaks program held on February 19-20, SEC staff members and representatives of the Division of Corporation Finance addressed the Report on the Review of the Definition of “Accredited...more

CFIRA Offers Its Comments To SEC On Proposed Regulatory Changes

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

As you are probably aware, the SEC is currently considering sweeping changes to some of the most long-standing rules and regulations governing private transactions. These changes include fundamental revisions of both Rule...more

SEC Issues Report on Review of “Accredited Investor” Definition

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On December 18, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a report evaluating the definition of “accredited investor” as part of its obligations under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more

What's Market? Update: Securities

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Amendments to Regulation A adopted by the SEC to comply with a mandate in the JOBS Act took effect on June 19, 2015. Regulation A as amended (often referred to as “Regulation A+”) expands the maximum aggregate amount that...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

The SEC Considers Updating the Accredited Investor Definition: A Discussion of Status, SEC Advisory Committee Recommendations,...

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The accredited investor (AI) definition is an extremely important component of the private placement market. A significant amount of capital is raised using Regulation D, and accredited investors participated in 89 percent of...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - May 2015

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The SEC proposed pay for performance rules to implement Section 953(a) of Dodd-Frank, which requires disclosure of “information that shows the relationship between executive compensation actually paid and the financial...more

SEC Considers Updating the Accredited Investor Definition

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The accredited investor (AI) definition is an extremely important component of the private placement market. A significant amount of capital is raised using Regulation D, and accredited investors participated in 89 percent of...more

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 6 • March 2015 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

OSC Investor Advisory Panel annual report. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel submitted its 2013-14 annual report. The report summarizes the Panel’s current activities and priorities as well...more

Private Equity Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

A summary of a private equity firm’s compliance obligations, a discussion of notable developments in 2014 and highlights of the SEC’s examination priorities for 2015. US federal laws and regulations, as well as the...more

SEC Sets October 2015 Target Date for Certain Dodd-Frank and JOBS Act Rulemaking

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently published its agenda with respect to upcoming rulemaking, including rulemaking contemplated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and...more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Non-Enforcement - Assets Under Management by Registered Investment Advisers Have Increased Substantially - Will “Accredited Investor” Definition Be Changed? - Excessive Fee Case Withstands Dismissal -...more

Angels in Limbo: Congress and SEC Consider Regulatory Changes with Potential for Profound Effects on Start-Up Investments

by K&L Gates LLP on

Three events occurred during 2013 that have the potential to significantly affect angel investment around the country: (1) the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) lifted the prohibition on general solicitation for...more

CFTC Provides Relief from Certain Agency Regulations to be Consistent with JOBS Act SEC Amendments

On September 9, the CFTC issued an exemptive letter, which provides relief from certain provisions of Regulations 4.7(b) and 4.13(a)(3) restricting marketing to the public. The exemptive letter harmonizes these rules with...more

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - September 2014

by Goodwin on

In This Issue: The CFTC provided long-awaited exemptive relief for commodity pool operators that wish to offer their funds in private offerings using general solicitation under Rule 506(c) of the SEC’s Regulation D. ...more

Beware the "Bad Actor" - SEC Disqualification and Disclosure Requirements Affect Private Offering Issuers

by Baker Donelson on

Effective September 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which provided for expanded liability for "bad actors" in...more

Amendments To "Regulation A" - A Step Towards a Middle Ground in Smaller Company Capital Formation

by Akerman LLP on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) recently proposed rules amending Regulation A. Regulation A currently allows an exemption from federal registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) for...more

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