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CCH Issues New Briefing: Financial Regulation Reform: What to Expect in the 111th Congress

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., November 20, 2008) – With the election results in, it is possible to identify the principal actors who will drive the reform of financial regulation in the next Congress and the proposals that will dramatically reshape the financial regulatory landscape. CCH Principal Securities Law Analyst Jim Hamilton, JD has authored a new Briefing on these regulatory events: Financial Regulation Reform: What to Expect in the 111th Congress. CCH is part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading provider of research information and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals (

Hamilton lists a number of reforms likely to happen next year, including reform of the securitization process, regulation of credit rating agencies, creation of a market stability or risk management regulator, regulation of hedge funds, mandated shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation, reform of fair value accounting, consolidation of federal financial regulatory agencies and a half-dozen other measures.

Hamilton also identifies the concerns and proposals of participants who will shape these reforms, including President-elect Barack Obama; Paul Volcker, a key Obama advisor; Senator Christopher Dodd, Chair of the Senate Banking Committee; Fed Chair Ben Bernanke; Representative Barney Frank, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee; and Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee.

Hamilton is a prolific blogger on current issues in the securities field. Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation can be found at

Hamilton has written and spoken extensively on federal securities law and has been cited as an authority by a federal court. His analysis of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Manual: A Handbook for the Act and SEC Rules, is considered a definitive explanation of the Act. In addition to his many books and articles, Hamilton serves as a leading contributor to the industry-standard publication, the CCH Federal Securities Law Reporter.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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