Kramer Levin's Funds Talk provides legal commentary on the news and events that matter most to asset managers and funds.

Topics covered in this issue include: 

The SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released its yearly examination priorities in order to enhance transparency and outline its current focus on compliance and enforcement activities.  Kevin P. Scanlan  breaks down what you need to know. 

Over the past several years, a number of transactions in the credit default swap (CDS) market have been scrutinized by the public, market participants and regulators.  Fabien Carruzzo Steven S. Sparling Daniel King  and  Maxim M.L. Nowak  review what participants in the CDS market must be aware of.

California's Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.  Samantha V. Ettari Daniel Lennard  and  Austin Manes  discuss CCPA's implementation and next steps for impacted companies.

In this article, published in the January issue of ABI,  Stephen D. Zide  and  Joseph Shifer  examine the dispute and court ruling in the Sears Holding Corp bankruptcy case on whether a secured creditor's collateral decreased in value for adequate protection purposes.

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