Dodd-Frank and Corporate Governance

2021 Fourth Quarter

Publication| Corporate Governance| Corporate Transactions| Mergers & Acquisitions| Special Committees & Investigations

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) was enacted in response to perceived excesses and other dysfunction in the financial markets that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis. The public discourse surrounding the adoption and implementation of Dodd-Frank — including the notion that institutions deemed “too big to fail,” unless appropriately restrained, would take on excessive risks — permeates the more than 2,000 pages of the final act. 

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