Yesterday afternoon, the CFPB issued a final rule that, once it becomes effective, is designed to prohibit providers of certain consumer financial products or services from using pre-dispute arbitration clauses to bar consumers from participating in class action lawsuits.  Although covered providers will still be permitted to include mandatory arbitration
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Early press accounts of President Trump’s regulatory moratorium are highly misleading for financial sector regulations.  On Friday, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memorandum (the “Priebus Memo”) to the heads of executive departments and agencies instructing them to, among other things, stop submitting regulations for publication in
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On January 6, 2017, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced in the House the Protecting American Families’ Retirement Advice Act, which would delay the effective date of the DOL Fiduciary Rule. Under the bill the DOL Fiduciary Rule would be delayed for two years past its currently slated effective date
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Linked below is the Davis Polk visual memorandum analyzing the Federal Reserve’s final rule on total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC), eligible long-term debt (LTD) and clean holding company requirements for U.S. global systemically important banking organizations (G-SIBs) and U.S. IHCs of foreign G-SIBs, which is intended to further improve their resiliency
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Today the Federal Reserve issued its final rule on total loss-absorbing capacity, long-term debt and clean holding company requirements for U.S. G-SIBs and U.S. IHCs of foreign G-SIBs.  The Federal Reserve deferred finalizing any regulatory capital deductions for investments in certain unsecured debt of U.S. G-SIBs, stating that it intends
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With President-elect Donald Trump’s transition underway, speculation has been rife as to the impact of his Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress on a variety of issues, including executive compensation.  While one might assume that all of the recent executive compensation rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, such as the pay
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President-Elect Trump’s transition website promises to “dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act and replace it with new policies to encourage economic growth and job creation.”  To help our clients keep up with the reorientation of the financial regulatory framework, Davis Polk is launching a new blog, FinRegReform.com.

Our most recent entry
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This blog post sets out how rollback of the Dodd-Frank Act or its implementing regulations might work. President Elect Trump’s administration and the new Republican majority in Congress could amend the relevant statutes or amend, repeal or block current regulations. Most of the methods are neither simple nor quick. Repealing
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