American Bar Association
ABA Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform

ABA Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform

Mission Statement

The American Bar Association has established a Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform, which has the following mission:
  1. To study and analyze the legal and regulatory implications of the recent financial crisis, especially as they relate to the practice of law and effective representation of clients;

  2. To review and evaluate relevant Association and Section policies concerning regulation of the U.S. financial markets in light of the recent financial crisis, and if appropriate, develop new policy proposals to the ABA House of Delegates or Board of Governors, or encourage appropriate Sections to develop their own new policies under the ABA's blanket authority process;

  3. To coordinate the ABA's response to regulatory developments that may occur in the U.S. financial markets as a result of recommendations of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets and other actions taken by the Federal Reserve, the Department of Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission and by other federal agencies with responsibility for regulating the U.S. financial markets, with a particular focus on matters that have an interagency dimension.

  4. To work closely with the ABA Governmental Affairs Office and other relevant ABA entities to respond to proposed federal legislation affecting the structure of regulation of the U.S. financial markets; and

  5. To provide information, analysis, and other assistance to the ABA President and other Association leaders on the various legal and policy issues relating to the recent financial crisis and the ABA's policy positions on these issues.

Virtual Library

Re: Increased and Reliable Funding for the SEC and the CFTC
Financial Regulation Market Reforms
Comments on Treasury Conflicts Regulation
Federal Register - TARP Conflicts of Interest
Statement of FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair on Regulating and Resolving Institutions Considered "Too Big To Fail" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
The Global Financial Crisis: A Plan for Regulatory Reform - Recommendations to Reduce Systemic Risk and Make Markets More Transparent
CQ Weekly: CFTC Bill Ok'd By One Panel, Heads to Another
IMF Working Paper
CQ Weekly: Financial Proposal Received Skeptically
Working Paper: A Systemic Regulator for Financial Markets
Report of the American Bar Association Task Force on Corporate Responsibility, March 31, 2003
CQ Today Online News: Obama Unveils Plan to Stem Foreclosures
Goodwin Procter White Paper
Congressional Oversight Panel, February Oversight Report, February 6, 2009
The Second Report of the Congressional Oversight Panel, January 9, 2009
"Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure," The Department of the Treasury
Group of Thirty, The Structure of Financial Supervision, Approaches and Challenges in a Global Marketplace
Report & Recommendations, Commission on the Regulation of U.S. Capital Markets in the 21st Century
Executive Summary of the Report & Recommendations, Commission on the Regulation of U.S. Capital Markets in the 21st Century
Sustaining New York's and the US' Global Financial Services Leadership, The Bloomberg/Schumer Report
Summary of the "Systematic Risk Reduction Act of 2008", The Financial Services Roundtable



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Modified by Graham Hunt on May 17, 2012

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