The Dodd-Frank Bill & the SEC: What you and your clients need to know…

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IP and Computer Law – July 2010

From the editors of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, this update describes important developments from CCH and Aspen Publishers intellectual property and computer law publications. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the information provided or the format used, we’d like to hear from you. Please send your comments to john.arden@wolterskluwer.com. COPYRIGHTS Irreparable Harm […]

Senate Passes Financial Services Regulatory Reform Bill

By Sarah Borchersen-Keto, CCH Washington News Bureau, Contributing Author, the CCH Federal Banking Law Reporter, July 15, 2010. The Senate passed the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 15, 2010, by a vote of 60-39. Final passage of the bill came in the afternoon after the Senate voted to end […]

Reid Expects Financial Reform Vote July 15

By Sarah Borchersen-Keto, CCH Washington News Bureau, Contributing Author, the CCH Federal Banking Law Reporter, July 13, 2010. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he expects to have a final vote on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 15, 2010, after Democrats appeared to have secured the 60 votes […]

Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Honest Services Fraud Statute

The U.S. Supreme Court, ruling on the appeal of Jeffrey Skilling, a former high ranking official of Enron Corporation, construed the honest services wire fraud statute to be properly confined to cover only bribery and kickback schemes. The ruling responded to Mr. Skilling’s appeal of the Fifth Circuit’s decision that upheld the charge that Mr. […]

PCAOB’s Dual Insulation From President’s Authority Violates Constitutional Separation of Powers

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the PCAOB’s double layer of insulation from presidential removal of its members is an unconstitutional violation of the Separation of Powers doctrine. Board members are appointed by the SEC, which the Court said is constitutional, but their two separate layers of for-cause tenure protection restrict the President in […]

Kanjorski Says Act Rebuts Court Decision on Extraterritoriality of Federal Securities Laws

According to Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), chair of the Capital Markets Subcommittee, Section 929P of the Dodd-Frank Act authorizing the SEC and the Justice Department to bring civil or criminal enforcement actions involving transnational securities fraud is intended to rebut the recently announced U.S. Supreme Court presumption against the extraterritorial application of the federal securities […]

House Passes Financial Reform Bill; Senate Action Likely Mid-July

By Sarah Borchersen-Keto, CCH Washington News Bureau, Contributing Author, the CCH Federal Banking Law Reporter, July 1, 2010. The House of Representatives voted 237 to 192 in favor of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Senate, where Republican support for the bill continues to be sought, is not expected to take […]

Benefits Update – July 2010

July 2010 From the editors of CCH’s BENE and BAN products, here are hot topics from recent Employee Benefits Management Directions newsletters as well as recent explanatory updates in Employee Benefits Management. Also included are recent explanatory updates to the Benefits Answers Now product. If you have any comments/suggestions concerning the information provided or the […]

Financial Reform Conferees Abandon $19 Billion Bank Tax Proposal

By Sarah Borchersen-Keto, CCH Washington News Bureau, Contributing Author, the CCH Federal Banking Law Reporter, June 29, 2010. House and Senate conferees agreed June 29, 2010, to abandon a $19 billion tax on large financial institutions that had been inserted into the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act late in the negotiating process. […]