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| August 26, 2010

The Dodd-Frank Act: Implications for Insurance and Energy Companies

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), perhaps the most far-reaching overhaul of the US financial oversight regime since the 1930’s. Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 (the “Act”) accomplishes a sweeping reform of the previously largely unregulated derivatives market. A significant amount of attention has been directed to the effect of legislation on financial institutions and on “commercial” end-users in general. This Learning Curve will address the implications of the Act on two key industries often considered to be end-users of derivatives, the insurance and energy industries.

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