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Overview and Implications of the Regulatory Reform of OTC Derivatives

Overview and Implications of the Regulatory Reform of OTC Derivatives July 21, 2010 On July 21, 2010, the President signed into law watershed financial reform legislation titled the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act"). The effects of the Act on the derivatives marketplace will be profound, but they will not be immediately felt. This client alert provides a summary of the derivatives-related provisions of the Act and an analysis of potential implications for the various sectors of the derivatives marketplace.