Financial Regulatory Reform and Dodd-Frank Resource Center

The Trump transition team has announced that it will dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act and promote policies that it views as encouraging growth and job creation.

After the 2008 crisis, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law in July 2010. The law impacted every firm delivering financial services and every part of the economic and financial fabric of the United States, with billions spent on compliance.

Davis Polk helped its clients understand, plan for and react to these reforms, just as it had to past reforms. Our visual summaries, analyses and progress reports on financial regulatory reform have been considered “must-read” documents by those in the financial services sector, government, media, academia and broader public. Some of our visual summaries have been downloaded over 300,000 times. We have also deployed technologies to bring our clients an evolving array of informational and analytic tools, partnering with third parties to produce high quality legal products that fit seamlessly into our clients’ workflows.

We are ideally positioned to advise the financial services sector in light of the upcoming reforms. We are one of the few firms that can marry an unparalleled ability to forge financial sector consensus on the most important reform issues with a unique and deep understanding of each of our client's businesses.

We stand ready to work closely with the financial services sector in navigating the challenges and seizing the opportunities presented by the upcoming changes in the regulatory landscape. 


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Our lawyers draw on their vast experience, as well as their intense focus across a broad range of legal and business developments that may impact our clients, to produce a wealth of substantive, timely and practice-related Dodd-Frank memoranda.

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The Dodd-Frank Progress Report is a publication that employs statistical analysis of empirical data from the Regulatory Tracker to help market participants and policymakers assess the progress of the rulemaking and other work that has been done by regulators under the Dodd-Frank Act.

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  • As of July 19, 2016, 271 rulemaking deadlines have passed. Of the 271 rulemaking requirements with deadlines that have passed, 210 (77.5%) have been met with finalized rules and rules have been proposed that would meet 29 (10.7%) more. Rules have not yet been proposed to meet 32 (11.8%) passed rulemaking requirements.

  • Of the 390 total rulemaking requirements, 274 (70.3%) have been met with finalized rules and rules have been proposed that would meet 36 (9.2%) more. Rules have not yet been proposed to meet 80 (20.5%) rulemaking requirements.



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