Synthetic CDOs, Conflicts of Interest, and Securities Fraud

Synthetic CDOs, Conflicts of Interest, and Securities Fraud

Jennifer O’Hare* Following the financial crisis, the synthetic collateralized debt obligation (“CDO”)—a complex derivative that received little mainstream attention prior to the housing meltdown—became big news. Journalists wrote numerous articles explaining how...
Reclaim This! Getting Credit Seller Rights in Bankruptcy Right

Reclaim This! Getting Credit Seller Rights in Bankruptcy Right

Lawrence Ponoroff* The oxymoronically titled Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA” or “2005 amendments”) has received considerable attention since its passage, and considerably less than all of it is positive. By even a neutral...
Civil Practice and Procedure

Civil Practice and Procedure

Andrew P. Sherrod * Jaime B. Wisegarver ** This article surveys recent significant developments in Virginia civil practice and procedure. The article discusses opinions of the Supreme Court of Virginia from June 2012 through June 2013 addressing civil procedure...
Civil Practice and Procedure

Corporate and Business Law

Laurence V. Parker, Jr. * In the 2011 session, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Bill 2358, Benefit Corporations, to be codified as article 22 (the “Benefit Corporations Article”) of the Virginia Stock Corporation Act (“VSCA”). The Benefit Corporations...
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