Building on and updating the previous edition written by Ms. Fein and the late Pauline Heller, it features close examination of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and its impact on bank holding and other companies subject to bank holding company regulation. Major additions include new chapters on financial holding companies, savings and loan holding companies, and non-bank financial companies.
The book continues to provide in-depth coverage of the entire framework of bank holding company law, including current legislative and regulatory developments and the latest Federal Reserve Board orders and interpretive letters.
For timely, expert guidance on this critically important and evolving area of law, lawyers and banking professionals need look no further.
Book #00600; looseleaf, one volume, more than 1,100 pages; third edition published in December 2011, updated as needed. ISBN: 978-1-58852-177-4.
Melanie L. Fein maintains her law practice from offices in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. She represents clients on a wide range of matters arising under federal and state banking, securities, and other laws. From 2003-2006, Ms. Fein was a partner in the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP. Prior to that, she maintained her own firm. She was a partner of Arnold & Porter from 1989-1999, and an associate there from 1986-89. From 1979-1986, Ms. Fein was an attorney and senior counsel to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Ms. Fein has taught courses on banking and financial services law at Yale Law School, where was on the adjunct faculty from 1992-2002, and at Boston University Law School and Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. She is a past chair of the Executive Council of the Federal Bar Association's Banking Law Committee and has held leadership roles on committees of the American Bar Association. She also has served on advisory boards for the Practising Law Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, Banking Policy Report, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, and other publications and organizations. Ms. Fein is the author of numerous articles on financial services law and the following treatises published by Aspen Publishers: Banking and Financial Services: Banking, Securities, and Insurance Regulatory Guide; Mutual Fund Activities of Banks; Securities Activities of Banks; and Law of Electronic Banking. She also is the author of a treatise on Federal Bank Holding Company Law (Law Journal Press). In 2000, she authored Regulating Convergence: Towards a Uniform Framework for Banking, Insurance and Investments, published by the Bank Administration Institute. She recently presented a paper at American Enterprise Institute entitled The Convergence of Financial Products and the Implications for Regulatory Convergence (2007). Among other projects, she currently is working on a study of the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom. Ms. Fein is a member of the Supreme Court Bar and holds her law license in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is a recipient of the highest peer rating by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in the International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers.