In a variation on a familiar refrain, the Fourth Circuit recently upheld the enforceability of another arbitration provision under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) in Santoro v. Accenture Federal Services, LLC.
On Wednesday, members of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals met with senior members of the SEC’s Staff to discuss a lengthy agenda impacting issuers.
Earlier this month, an Illinois state court granted the motion of the state’s Attorney General to further amend her complaint in a lawsuit filed against a for-profit college and its owners to add new counts alleging that the defendants’ practices were unfair and abusive under the federal Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA) (Title 10 of Dodd-Frank).
Earlier this week, Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), became the first state regulator to use his authority under Dodd-Frank Section 1042 to bring a civil action for a violation of the Dodd-Frank prohibition of unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (UDAAP).
OSHA recently released the interim final text of regulations implementing the whistleblower protection provision (Section 1057) in Dodd-Frank.
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.
In what appears to be the first lawsuit by a state attorney general of its kind, the Illinois AG recently filed a state court lawsuit against a small loan lender alleging violations of the Dodd-Frank prohibition of unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices…
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
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.
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.