Under the rule, banks need to provide the government with a blueprint for a quick and orderly dissolution in case they were to fail. That requirement, a key provision of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, is intended to avoid the widespread confusion and haphazard actions that occurred during the recent financial crisis, in which some of the world’s largest financial institutions collapsed and threatened the entire financial system in the process.
Fed requires ‘living wills’ for big banks - The Hill’s On The Money