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Client Advisory: An Executive Summary of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act

In this advisory Partner Carter H. Klein and Associate Lee E. Dionne discuss the key provisions of the recently-enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, widely described as the most ambitious reform of the financial sector since the Great Depression. The authors note provisions of the Act that may be relevant to specific business practices or areas of legal regulation. The Advisory also links to three tables that set forth key effective dates for various provisions of the Act, highlights how reforms affect the various financial regulatory agencies and describes agency studies and reports required by the Act.

The Advisory also contains active links to the Jenner & Block LLP Advisory prepared by our Corporate and Benefits Department on the effects of the Dodd-Frank Act on executive compensation and proxy rules and links to another Jenner & Block LLP Advisory from our SEC litigation practice on the Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblower provisions.