A Closer Look – The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

A Closer Look – The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

 

With the one-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank or the Act) now behind us and with the benefit of a year’s experience, we discuss herein what has been accomplished under Dodd-Frank and what is yet to come. As we consider year two, we provide a brief look back and a longer look forward, focusing on the key issues and questions we hear often in the marketplace about Dodd-Frank and its implementation.

Looking ahead, an open question is whether and how the sluggishness of the economic recovery, market volatility, negative investor and public sentiment and political roadblocks on Capitol Hill will impact the financial regulatory reform process in the US and how economic and EU political and financial issues will impact the pace and scope of reform more globally.