Volume 8, Number 3, March 2012
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New books: Dodd-Frank Manual Series

With regulatory implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 well underway, the Dodd-Frank Manual Series is a way for counsel and their corporate clients to gain a deep understanding of the implications of these regulatory changes on the banking, securities, and financial services sectors.

The following are the first two titles in the Dodd-Frank Manual Series which are available now and priced at $99 each (with quantity discounts available).

  1. Depository Institutions: Title III
    This book offers a comprehensive discussion of the new supervisory scheme arising as a result of the abolishment of the Office of Thrift Supervision and the transfer of its powers and authorities for oversight of savings associations and savings and loan holding companies to the Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Controller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Click here for more details and to order.
  2. Private Fund Advisers: Title IV
    This title provides in-depth analysis of the expansive impact of Title IV and the underlying regulations on advisers to hedge funds and other private funds. New requirements that are discussed at length include registration with the SEC, recordkeeping and reporting obligations, state regulation of mid-sized advisers, qualified client standards and net-worth thresholds for accredited investors. An appendix reproduces the full text of the laws and implementing regulations. Click here for more details and to order.

Special Report: "House Passes JOBS Act with IPO 'On Ramp' and Crowdfunding"

On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation by an overwhelming, bipartisan vote (390-23) creating an “on ramp” for companies to go public, authorizing crowdfunding, reforming SEC Regulations D and A, and raising the 500-shareholder threshold for private companies and community banks. (“Crowdfunding” is the use of the web or another online tool to get a group of people to finance a particular project.)

This 15 page Special Report by Wolters Kluwer Principal Analyst, Jim Hamilton, J.D., LL.M., entitled, “House Passes JOBS Act with IPO ‘On Ramp’ and Crowdfunding,” provides a very timely and insightful discussion and analysis of this bill. The paper includes a link to the full text of H.R. 3606.

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, H.R. 3606, would reduce the costs of going public by providing companies with a temporary reprieve from SEC regulations by phasing in certain regulations over a five-year period, thus enabling smaller companies to go public sooner. H.R. 3606 would also remove an SEC regulatory ban preventing small businesses from using advertisements to solicit investors. The measure also removes SEC restrictions that prevent crowdfunding so entrepreneurs can raise equity capital from a large pool of small investors. These and all other aspects of the Act are discussed in the report.

Click here to download a PDF of the special report.

New research tool: RBsource . . . re-imagine the way you research rules, regulations, and related SEC guidance

Powered by the Securities Redbook (Securities Act Handbook), RBsource offers securities laws, rules, regulations and forms together with related SEC guidance and interpretations. With RBsource, you will have SEC guidance related to a specific law, regulation, or rule at your fingertips without the need of further searching or browsing. RBsource uniquely associates related content, going beyond the limits of standard searching, making research more streamlined and productive. This intuitive research tool will drastically reduce your research time and provide the unparalleled confidence expected from the trusted Securities Act Handbook.

Among the many RBsource features are:

  • Related content from rules, regulations, forms and SEC Guidance always in view
  • Multiple browse paths—Laws, Rules, Regulations; Practice Matter Topics; and Favorites
  • Personalize your content with user notes and highlights
  • Practice Matter Topics mapped by Wolters Kluwer securities attorney-editors
  • Current and future effective language is exposed in context. Choose to view current language, future effective language, or both
  • Updated daily

To learn more about RBsource, or to sign up for a 14-day trial, click here or contact your Wolters Kluwer account representative.

CCH Employment Law Daily now accessible on BlackBerry, iPad or iPhone with ELD Mobile

ELD Mobile is now available for BlackBerry in addition to iPad and iPhone, giving CCH Employment Law Daily subscribers greater flexibility in accessing breaking court decisions and legislative developments in a convenient, feature-rich mobile interface. ELD Mobile Apps are included with your subscription, and have been designed to save you time and effort.

ELD Mobile allows you to:

  • Customize your home page to view the information most important to you
  • Filter by top story, jurisdiction, topical area or what’s most popular
  • Forward critical information, along with your commentary, to colleagues or clients using our copyright permissions and the app’s email functionality
  • Store your favorites to a “favorites” folder, keep privately notated articles in a “notes” folder and more

ELD Mobile is an easy way to keep up with the latest labor and employment law developments anytime, anywhere. To learn more, visit www.employmentlawdaily.com or link directly to the version that best meets your need.

For ELD Mobile for Blackberry, click here (BlackBerry App World Store)
For ELD Mobile for iPad, click here (Apple iTunes App Store)
For ELD Mobile for iPhone, click here (Apple iTunes App Store)

New white paper: "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Evolution of a New Agency with Emerging Regulatory Framework"

Senior Wolters Kluwer attorney-editor Katalina Bianco, J.D., has authored a white paper entitled, “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Evolution of a New Agency with Emerging Regulatory Framework,” that provides a broad overview and analysis of the Bureau from creation to its current focus and numerous related activities.

Topics covered include:

  • Early activities of the Bureau upon its establishment via the Dodd-Frank Act
  • The nomination of Richard Cordray as Director and related Congressional reactions to his appointment
  • The many initiatives of the Bureau post-appointment
  • Cordray’s vision for the future of the Bureau

Click here to download a PDF of the white paper.

Enhancement to the Trade Regulation Reporter and Antitrust & Trade Regulation Integrated Library

“Antitrust Enforcement Talks,” a new enhancement to the Trade Regulation Reporter and the Antitrust & Trade Regulation Integrated Library on IntelliConnect, provides text of more than 500 speeches and written testimony by antitrust enforcement officials from the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, from the year 2000 to the present. New speeches and testimony will be added to the publication as they are presented.

The official documents are displayed by Agency (Department of Justice Antitrust Division and FTC), by Topic (Acquisitions and Mergers, Advocacy, Agriculture, Banking, Criminal Enforcement, etc), and by Year (from 2000 to 2012). The documents are searchable and browseable and include thousands of links to the Trade Regulation Reporter and Antitrust Law by Areeda and Hovenkamp. There are even more crosslinks to cases and statutes in Loislaw. The new publication is located on IntelliConnect in the Antitrust & Trade Regulation practice area, directly below News & Current Awareness.

Enhancement to Federal Banking Law Reporter

The display of regulations in the Federal Banking Law Reporter on IntelliConnect has been enhanced with indents and boldface headings that make them much easier to read.

With the dramatic increase in regulatory activity arising from the financial crisis, the regulations of the federal agencies governing banks and thrifts have grown in volume, length and complexity. The new format of the regulations distinguishes different regulation levels so users can easily navigate long, complex regulations with numerous subsections.

Kluwer Competition Law enhanced with new practice tool

The European Cartel Digest Precedent Finder is a new time-saving tool that is now part of subscriptions to Kluwer Competition Law online. The tool allows you to research and compare cartel decisions and judgments from the competition authorities and courts of the EU, France, Germany and the UK. Search results are presented in an easy-to-read chart format.

Developed in conjunction with a partner at Clifford Chance and a senior official at the European Commission, the European Cartel Digest Precedent Finder offers links to decisions from the European Commission and the European Courts as well as links to expert analysis from leading authors, both practitioners and regulators.

For more information and to request a free trial of Kluwer Competition Law, click here.

Training & Customer Support

Training Tip for IntelliConnect

How can I save time and effort when conducting research across multiple states?
Look for the Smart Charts within your IntelliConnect subscription to jump-start your research and save time and effort when doing state surveys. Check out the Training & Support section below for a listing of direct links to selected Smart Charts within IntelliConnect.

Links to SMART CHARTS within IntelliConnect
Note:  Contact your Account Representative for a demonstration of the Smart Charts not currently in your subscription. To request training on Smart Charts and/or Practice Tools within IntelliConnect, send an email to LegalTraining@wolterskluwer.com

Advertising Law Guide State Laws Quick Reference Smart Charts

Blue Sky Smart Charts - Compare Jurisdictions

Business Entity Planning - Choice of Entity Smart Charts

Business Franchise Guide Special Industry Laws Quick Reference Smart Chart

Business Income Tax Nexus Smart Charts

Business Torts Smart Charts

Compensation Discussion and Analysis Smart Charts - by State of Incorporation

Consumer Credit Legislative Developments Smart Charts

Corporate Governance Guide Smart Charts - Compare Jurisdictions

Corporation Service Smart Charts

FAR Matrix Tool - By Provision or Clause

Labor Arbitrator Biographies and Awards Smart Chart

Multistate Transfer Tax Laws Smart Charts

State and Federal Employment Law Compare Complete

State Tax Smart Charts


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NEW! Training sessions for International Customers
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