Agencies Set to Plan Regulatory Changes in 2014

Corporate Counsel magazine recently reported  that 24 federal agencies and departments have released their regulatory “to-do lists” for the first half of 2014.

For example, the magazine reports, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to begin working on Dodd–Frank reporting rules for financial institutions that receive credit applications from female- or minority-owned businesses.

All the agencies are accepting public comment on their regulatory agendas.

For example, we recently attended a focus group held by the SEC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), where it was explained that multiple divisions within the SEC are involved in the receipt and review of comments on the new crowd-funding regulations.

In the next few weeks right here, we’re going to go over several of these regulatory plans that affect our clients’ business. Stay tuned for this series of posts that will examine what some of the federal agencies are up to, in the second Obama term, in making rules for government contracts, financial institutions, broker-dealers, and other important areas.

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