SEC's Dodd-Frank Duties Fade As Other Reforms Take Focus

Law360, New York (July 21, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT) -- Despite pledges to make the Dodd-Frank Act a priority, the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proven to be no faster than her predecessor at pushing through the financial reform law’s rulemaking, though experts say that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Since Mary Jo White took the helm of the SEC in April 2013, the agency has passed just nine of the rulemakings required under the 2010 financial reform law, according to records kept by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Of that total,...
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