2012 Alston & Bird Dodd-Frank Teleseminar Series: A Practical Guide for Users of Derivatives

September 19, 2012
12pm – 1pm EST

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On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Alston & Bird will host the fifth in its series of programs addressing issues of concern for entities impacted by the significant regulatory reforms of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Dodd-Frank represents a fundamental reworking of derivatives markets and derivatives contracts. Every company that enters into derivatives transactions will be impacted by the changes brought about by Dodd-Frank. The regulators have adopted dozens of rules and orders, with more to come, and the derivatives industry is adopting new mechanisms, documentation and technological applications to meet the torrent of changes from Dodd-Frank.

Willa Bruckner and Andrea Wolfman will discuss how Dodd-Frank affects users of derivatives who are not swap dealers and major swap participants, with a focus on the practical steps users have to take and the key questions they should be asking. The panelists will also talk about the legal and regulatory consequences associated with those questions. The program will be relevant for companies using derivatives to hedge business risk or to trade, including banks, credit unions, corporations, energy companies, investment funds, pensions and other users of derivatives.

This session will begin at 12:00 p.m. EDT, with the last 15 minutes available for participant Q&A. Registrants will receive the call-in number and registration code in advance of this teleseminar.