Pension Usage of Swaps

By | Pension Risk Matters | April 4, 2014
Pension Usage of Swaps

I have been writing, training and consulting about the use of derivatives by pension plans for many years. There is no shortage of topics, especially in the aftermath of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection (“Dodd-Frank“) and the fact that pension investing and derivatives trading are significant elements of the capital markets.

Dodd-Frank’s Intersection with the Bankruptcy Code Could Have Significant Impact for Unsecured Creditors

Dodd-Frank’s Intersection with the Bankruptcy Code Could Have Significant Impact for Unsecured Creditors

On February 11th, the three private plaintiff-appellants and eleven State plaintiff-appellants in State National Bank of Big Spring, et al. v. Jacob J. Lew, et al. filed briefs with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in their appeal of the District Court’s decision that the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010) (the “Dodd-Frank Act” or the “Act”).

Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Begin Formal Data Sharing

By | Global Power Law & Policy | March 10, 2014

On March 5, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that they had shared data for the first time under an information sharing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed by the two agencies at the beginning of this year. 

Who is Protected by the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provisions? the Supreme Court and SEC Weigh in.

By | Subject to Inquiry | March 10, 2014
Who is Protected by the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provisions? the Supreme Court and SEC Weigh in.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“Sarbanes-Oxley”) and Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions have been the subject of great debate as to what categories of individuals and activities are protected.

2013’s Biggest Whistleblower Developments, and What They Mean for 2014 – Steve Pearlman

By | LXBN | January 13, 2014
LXBN TV

2013 was a big year for Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank whistleblower developments, with a whopping $14 million bounty award from the SEC standing out as the most impactful. But if there’s just one thing to be learned as we head into 2014, it’s that enforcement officials are just getting started. But if there’s more, and there is, we bring in attorney Steve Pearlman to LXBN TV to explain it all.