Westlaw’s Dodd-Frank Tab

June 30, 2011

The Reference Attorneys continue to receive a healthy number of calls focusing on financial reform, and, specifically, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank).  The paramaters of Dodd-Frank continue to evolve.  Check out the Fox Rothschild Alert , a JD Supra document.  To review the proposed rule referenced in this alert, see  75 FR 70152-01.  Track its progress by setting up a WestClip in the FR database for RIN 3038-AC96.  For more information on RINs, see our earlier posting, Anatomy of a RIN.

Earlier posts addressing the financial crisis highlighted Westlaw’s “Financial Crisis” tab and the “Finance and Banking” folder. The “Dodd-Frank Wall St. Reform” tab is another excellent option. The tab contains the latest federal agency updates, links to key provisions, and a broad selection of primary and secondary sources.  Here are a few notable resources:

First, we found the citation referenced above by selecting the CFTC Federal Register database and running a simple key terms query:

See also, the Dodd-Frank Reform and Consumer Protection Act (PLIREF-DEFREF):  an excellent overview of the Act, including specific chapters on the “Volcker Rule” and the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

Wall Street Reform-USCCAN (WALLST-USCCAN) is a great option for Dodd-Frank legislative history.

On WestlawNext, you’ll find the Dodd-Frank treatise and other excellent resources from the Finance & Banking content page.