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Implementation of Financial Market Reform Legislation
Professor JonMarc Buffa
LL.M Course 2044 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
The course will cover the major titles of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the implementation of over 300 required rulemakings across the federal financial market spectrum that are intended to increase transparency in US financial markets, reduce systemic risks, increase the safety and soundness of the US financial system, and provide new protections for consumers and market participants. The course will cover the sweeping new changes to regulation of over-the-counter derivatives markets, changes to federal banking laws (including systemic risk regulations, new capital and margin requirements, resolution authorities and the Volcker Rule), on-exchange securities and derivatives market reform, corporate control reform provisions, and new consumer protection rules. We will analyze financial market reform efforts and the role and ramifications of federal agency implementing regulations. We will review the major proposed and final regulations, and discuss effects to the US economy.
DISTANCE STUDENTS REGISTER FOR CRN#: 24016. This course is only open on a distance basis to students enrolled in the Executive LL.M. in Taxation, the Executive LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation, and the MSL programs. All J.D. students and resident LL.M. students may not enroll in this course on a distance basis.