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Dodd-Frank’s “Living Will Rule” and the Impact on Financial Firms

Dodd-Frank’s “Living Will Rule” and the Impact on Financial Firms

Walter J. Mix III, Director, Berkeley Research Group


  While the Dodd-Frank Act has had a broad impact on banking, one of the key aspects is the “Living Will Rule,” which seeks to limit the risks of “too big to fail” financial institutions in the United States. In this exclusive LegalMinds/NASDAQ Securities & Capital Market Series...

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Best Practices in Corporate Governance

Best Practices in Corporate Governance

Lucy Fato, VP, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.


  In this exclusive LegalMinds/NASDAQ Securities & Capital Market Series interview, Marsh & McLennan Companies’ (NYSE:MMC) Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Lucy Fato discusses “best practices” and key corporate governance issues, including the separation of the Chairman and...

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Cautious Optimism in the Leveraged Finance Market

Cautious Optimism in the Leveraged Finance Market

Joshua Thompson, Shearman & Sterling LLP


In this exclusive LegalMindsTV interview, Sherman & Sterling’s Joshua Thompson discusses the outlook for leveraged finance transactions. “We’re seeing a number of interesting deals in the market,” says Thompson.  “In addition to bank bond deals and complex refinancing, we’re...

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The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Private Placements

The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Private Placements

James Smith, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP


With the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act last year, there were sweeping changes in the regulation of the financial markets.  While much of the attention has been on publicly traded securities, recent changes in the legislation are also having an impact on private placements. According...

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Emerging Growth in Latin America’s Capital Markets

Emerging Growth in Latin America’s Capital Markets

Antonia Stolper, Shearman & Sterling LLP


While the U.S. and Europe have been facing significant economic challenges, growth in Latin American countries continues to exceed expectations.  After emerging from an economic slump in 2008-2009, the region’s economies grew at a rate of 6% in 2010 and continue to rise — with the World Bank recently...

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Structuring Public and Private Transactions in the Current M&A Environment

Structuring Public and Private Transactions in the Current M&A Environment

Clare O'Brien, Shearman & Sterling LLP


As many companies and private equity firms have been accumulating large amounts of cash over the last three years, they’re coming under increased pressure to deploy that cash productively.  According to Clare O’Brien, a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Shearman & Sterling LLP,...

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The Legal Challenges of Privacy, Computer Fraud and Data Security

The Legal Challenges of Privacy, Computer Fraud and Data Security

Nick Akerman, Dorsey & Whitney LLP


The development of new technology platforms and explosive growth of social media presents companies with complex legal challenges — from securing trade secrets to safeguarding customer privacy, not to mention protecting your company from potential litigation or direct economic loss. While an old adage has...

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Share Repurchase Considerations

Share Repurchase Considerations

David M. Lynn and David H. Kaufman, Morrison & Foerster LLP


With an improving economy and an increase in cash assets, many companies are expanding their stock buyback activity.  While few expect an increase to the levels seen five years ago, which capped a meteoric 25 year rise from $5 billion to almost $350 billion, there has been a steady growth in share repurchase...

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LegalMinds/NASDAQ Securities & Capital Markets Series

Dodd-Frank’s “Living Will Rule” and the Impact on Financial Firms

Dodd-Frank’s “Living Will Rule” and the Impact on Financial Firms

  While the Dodd-Frank Act has had a broad impact on banking, one of the...


Best Practices in Corporate Governance

Best Practices in Corporate Governance

  In this exclusive LegalMinds/NASDAQ Securities & Capital Market...


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Law Department & Practice Management

LegalOnRamp Interview: The Impact of Technology on Legal Services

LegalOnRamp Interview: The Impact of Technology on Legal Services

As the first of our ongoing series of featured interviews hosted by LegalOnRamp,...


CMO Corner: “Why Litigators can be Great Business Developers”

CMO Corner: “Why Litigators can be Great Business Developers”

Alice Rodd O’Rourke, a brand marketer with extensive experience in the...


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