Financial Regulatory Reform : An Overview

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Our Overview document is designed to highlight the key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The legislation is intended to restructure significantly the regulatory framework for the US financial system, with broad and deep implications for the financial services industry.

However, the legislation’s impact will be felt well beyond the financial sector. Aspects of the legislation have the potential to affect all public companies by extending federal regulation of corporate governance. In addition, some of the provisions will affect the US operations of foreign companies as well as global transactions involving US-based businesses, assets, and financial instruments. This Overview provides the reader with insights into the regulatory regime that may ultimately emerge as a multitude of regulators undertake their respective tasks.

Feel free to click on the graphic to the left to download a full-text version of the Overview, or if you wish, use the search field, navigation bar, and category listing found at the right to browse the site’s content in a more targeted fashion.

In the coming weeks and months, we will provide more in-depth updates focusing on discrete aspects of the legislation and the practical implications for our clients and friends in the United States and abroad.

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