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Monday, September 28, 2009

Davis Polk Publishes Financial Crisis Manual


Davis Polk (New York) has published a free, 279-page Financial Crisis Manual:

The Financial Crisis Manual is a comprehensive review of financial crisis laws as they apply to US financial institutions, covering the major Federal Reserve programs, Treasury's capital investments and warrants, the FDIC's debt guarantees, the public-private investment program, the enforcement landscape and executive compensation. The Manual, which was written by lawyers from across Davis Polk's practice, is also a reference work gathering in one place the scattered primary sources of financial crisis laws, regulations and contracts. Here is the Table of Contents:

  1. Federal Reserve Emergency Intervention Authority: Old Tools Used in New Ways
  2. Emergency Economic Stabilization Act: The Original Vision
  3. The Capital Twist
  4. Warrants: Upside for the Taxpayer…
  5. The FDIC’s Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program
  6. The Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility
  7. The Public-Private Investment Program
  8. Chapter 8: Investigations and Enforcement
  9. Executive and Employee Compensation

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In case you needed further proof of how little client-billable work there has been to do recently.

Posted by: Randy | Sep 28, 2009 11:32:08 AM

Methinks that Wm. Shakespeare, Esq., was right in Henry VI, Part 2 | Act IV, Scene 2...

I thank you, good people: there shall be no money;
all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will
apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree
like brothers and worship me their lord.

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable
thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should
be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled
o'er, should undo a man? Some say the bee stings:
but I say, 'tis the bee's wax; for I did but seal
once to a thing, and I was never mine own man
since. How now! who's there?

Posted by: Rich Vail | Sep 28, 2009 12:10:04 PM

Davis, Polk , and Wardwell: weren't they the law firm who represented the Board of Education in that wacky case "Brown VS Board of Education?

Posted by: Mr David | Sep 28, 2009 2:54:41 PM