The Regulatory Reform Marathon
Client Memorandum

Created date


The Obama Administration is currently on the legislative leg of the regulatory reform marathon that began earlier this year with the release of its Rules of the Road and continued with its White Paper on Financial Regulatory Reform. The Obama Administration released last week its legislative text to implement many elements of the White Paper. Overall, the Administration’s proposed legislation hews closely to the White Paper, though it provides important details in a number of areas where the White Paper was more general. The proposal would expand the Federal Reserve’s powers to include those of a systemic risk regulator, and create a new interagency Financial Services Oversight Council to assist the Federal Reserve in its new mission.