Supplement | HBS Case Collection | November 2010

Lessons Learned? Brooksley Born & the OTC Derivatives Market (B)

by Clayton S. Rose and David Lane

Abstract

This (B) case provides the 2009 reflections of former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt on CFTC Chairman Brooksley Born's 1998 efforts to consider regulating the OTC derivative market. It also provides a summary of the aspects of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act that regulate these derivatives.

Keywords: Financial Crisis; Credit Derivatives and Swaps; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Policy; Government Legislation; Business and Government Relations; Financial Services Industry; Public Administration Industry; District of Columbia;

Citation:

Rose, Clayton S., and David Lane. "Lessons Learned? Brooksley Born & the OTC Derivatives Market (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 311-070, November 2010.