Financial Reform 101: A Litigator's Toolkit

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 10:54 AM EDT) -- The new Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law on July 21, 2010, is broad-ranging.

The provisions that relate to securities and commodities liability and enforcement reflect a reaction to the events of the past several years, focusing on enhanced enforcement powers of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, enhanced whistleblower provisions, derivatives, credit rating agencies, asset-backed securities and investment advisers. References to the relevant provisions of the act are in parentheses below....
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