• 2010 SEC Regulatory Update
  • January 10, 2011 | Authors: David E. Brown; Dennis O. Garris; Gary C. Ivey; Carol M. McGee; William S. Ortwein
  • Law Firms: Alston & Bird LLP - Washington Office ; Alston & Bird LLP - Atlanta Office ; Alston & Bird LLP - Charlotte Office ; Alston & Bird LLP - Washington Office ; Alston & Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • The first part of 2010 was already an extremely active year at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC, or the “Commission”), when, on July 21, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). This legislation forced the SEC to direct most of its rulemaking efforts towards implementing Dodd-Frank’s requirements. Given the frenetic activity at the SEC, it would be easy to lose track of the regulatory changes that have occurred over the last year. This article is intended to briefly highlight some of the most relevant changes impacting issuers.