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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 28

    Former Short Sale Specialist Convicted of Mortgage and Tax Fraud

    Former Short Sale Specialist Convicted of Mortgage and Tax Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Charise Stone, 46, Ashburn, Virginia resident was convicted by a federal jury on 13 charges related to mortgage fraud, passing fictitious financial instruments, and tax fraud. The defendant was indicted on April 15, 2014.…
  • May 27

    Judge Hands Down 30 Year Prison Sentence to Leader of Mortgage and Investment Fraud Scheme

    Judge Hands Down 30 Year Prison Sentence to Leader of Mortgage and Investment Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. James Tyson, Jr., 34, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Graham C. Mullen to 30 years in prison, Carrie Tyson, 61, Winterville, North Carolina, was sentenced to 18 years in prison,…
  • May 26

    It’s Prison Time for Man Who Ran $4M Loan Fraud Scheme

    It’s Prison Time for Man Who Ran $4M Loan Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Julian Martin Gaspar Vazquez, 52, of Mexico was sentenced on May 22, 2015, by United States District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas, to forty-one months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release for…
Rank this Week: 3

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
  • May 29

    Counting on Working Past 65 is Statistically, Being Overconfident

    Counting on Working Past 65 is Statistically, Being Overconfident
    The point is… if the HECM reverse mortgage for purchase makes sense for you then there are some major advantages to using it during your retirement years. If it doesn’t, then don’t do it. But, know the facts before ruling…
  • May 29

    Michael “Air” Jordan Sees $15 Mil Disappear into Thin Air

    Michael “Air” Jordan Sees $15 Mil Disappear into Thin Air
    New home sales are down. They're only a small part of the much larger housing market, but their numbers are important to the U.S. economy in terms of job creation along with being a strong indicator of builder confidence about the future.
  • May 8

    Not Surprisingly, HAMP & HARP Programs Extended Once Again

    Not Surprisingly, HAMP & HARP Programs Extended Once Again
    The FHFA has announced that it has extended Fannie and Freddie's participation in the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) for an additional year, until the end of 2016.
Rank this Week: 98

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

Offers investigative reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud. By Chris Carey.

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • Feb 4

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph

    Trick Play: Memorabilia company peddled Patriots, Seahawks gear with forged player autograph
      Just days after the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots claimed their spots in Super Bowl XLIX, a memorabilia company called The Highland Mint contacted customers with a tantalizing list of autographed collectibles. Highland…
  • Dec 31

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: Where are the Go-Karts?
    When the global economy collapsed in the fall of 2008, the sharp drop in consumer spending threw the power sports industry into a steep decline. Sales of motorcycles, go-karts and all-terrain vehicles each plunged by 30 percent or more,…
  • Oct 7

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill

    Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The return of the cyber shill
    Last June, shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) doubled in the space of a week, spurred on by a mysterious network of social-media touters who later deleted their posts or shut down their accounts…
Rank this Week: 272

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 28

    The Underbelly Of The Mt. Holly Settlement

    The Underbelly Of The Mt. Holly Settlement
    The settlement of the Mt. Holly disparate impact case before it could be decided by the US Supreme Court were suspicious. At the time, it was thought by many that the US Justice Department had helped to engineer that settlement...
  • May 25

    Releash The Hound

    Releash The Hound
    Calling the CFPB a "rogue agency," Georgia Senator David Perdue introduced a bill in the Senate last week to bring the rogue to heel. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Accountability Act of 2015 is a companion bill to one…
  • May 20

    Reality Check

    Reality Check
    While ideologues pontificating from ivory towers claim that community banks don't need regulatory relief, since they are doing just fine financially, boots on the ground tell a different story. Community banks are drowning in a torrent of…
Rank this Week: 288

VentureBlog

VentureBlog

Covers entrepreneurial success, legal issues, management issues, presenting your company, and more. By David Hornik.

http://ventureblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started

    Ten Years of Venture Capital: Just Getting Started
    Over this weekend I celebrated my tenth anniversary as a Venture Capitalist. When I joined August Capital 10 years ago, things weren't so different than they are today. There had been a period of real exuberance in venture investing but it…
  • May 7

    What a Fucking Waste of Time

    What a Fucking Waste of Time
    One of the lead tech stories this week concerned the wild and crazy early days of Facebook. According to David Kirkpatrick's soon to be released book, "The Facebook Effect," Mark Zuckerberg used to have business cards that read "I'm CEO ...…
  • Apr 2

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now

    Why the Time for Mobile is Now
    I was at a party the other night to celebrate the first anniversary of Nokia's "Ideas Project." The "Ideas Project" is an effort to bring together a diverse group of smart folks to share their thoughts on the evolution of media.
Rank this Week: 297

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Molycorp Directors’ Failure to Predict Future Is Not Actionable

    Molycorp Directors’ Failure to Predict Future Is Not Actionable
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.Private equity investors in Molycorp, Inc., and the directors they appointed, have been unburdened of claims that they breached their fiduciary duties in connection with a secondary offering that injured minority…
  • May 28

    Two States Challenge Regulation A+

    Two States Challenge Regulation A+
    By Matthew Garza, J.D.Massachusetts and Montana have filed petitions for court review of Regulation A+, adopted unanimously by the SEC on March 25 to raise the dollar limit for smaller offerings that are exempt from Securities Act…
  • May 27

    Chairman Massad Concerned About Proposed EU Legislation on Benchmark Supervision

    Chairman Massad Concerned About Proposed EU Legislation on Benchmark Supervision
    By Lene Powell, J.D.In the wake of multiple enforcement actions against major banks for benchmark rate rigging, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad sounded a warning about legislation being considered in Europe that could stop European banks and…
Rank this Week: 403

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

Covers asset management, litigation, and rating agencies. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • May 26

    Federal Reserve Proposes Adding Additional Asset Types to Meet LCR Requirement

    Federal Reserve Proposes Adding Additional Asset Types to Meet LCR Requirement
    On May 21, the Federal Reserve Board proposed adding certain general obligation state and municipal bonds to the range of assets a banking organization may use to satisfy the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) requirements designed to ensure that…
  • May 26

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Issue New Seller/Servicer Eligibility Requirement

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Issue New Seller/Servicer Eligibility Requirement
    On May 20, the FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are issuing new finalized operational and financial eligibility requirements for mortgage seller/servicers.  The updated requirements will be communicated through guides,…
  • May 26

    FHFA Releases Update on the Single Security Project

    FHFA Releases Update on the Single Security Project
    On May 15, the FHFA released an update on the structure of the Single Security, a project involving the development of a single mortgage-backed security that would be issued by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.  The update contains FHFA’s…
Rank this Week: 444

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 386

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

The Reverse Merger & SPAC Blog

Covers reverse mergers, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and other alternatives to initial public offerings (IPOs). By David Feldman.

http://www.reversemergerblog.com/
  • May 26

    Crowdfunding is the New Microcap

    Crowdfunding is the New Microcap
    Because of the nature of our business we’ve been giving keen attention to the crowdfunding market. In fact, we’re convinced that crowdfunding will fuel many more reverse mergers and APOs in the coming years. We’ve also…
  • May 19

    Section 1145: Creating Shells & Equity Holders from Bankrupt Public Companie

    Section 1145: Creating Shells & Equity Holders from Bankrupt Public Companie
    Distressed public companies present an interesting opportunity for the savvy securities attorney. The right bankrupt, public shell can often be utilized in the creation of several more vehicles, all with their own base of shareholders, with a…
  • May 12

    Public Shells: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    Public Shells: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    The public shell process is often aptly and appropriately referred to as a “game.” Finding something clean that fits within the target parameters of an intending APO is often difficult at best and impossible most of the…
Rank this Week: 458

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Bank D&O Liability Law Blog

Covers bank director and officer liability. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.bankdandolaw.com/
Rank this Week: 509

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Former SEC ALJ Claims Bia

    Former SEC ALJ Claims Bia
    More information coming out from the Wall Street Journal's article on the failure of defendants to get a fair trial before the SEC's own administrative law judges.According to the article, one former SEC judge said she thought the system…
  • May 27

    SEC Wins Big When Bringing Cases In Front of its Own Judge

    SEC Wins Big When Bringing Cases In Front of its Own Judge
    This story is not going away, and the SEC needs to pull its collective heads out of the sand and stop denying what everyone knows. Using an administrative law judge, which you appoint, to decide charges that you decided to bring, by a…
  • May 22

    SEC News - FCPA Violations and Fraud

    SEC News - FCPA Violations and Fraud
    SEC Charges BHP Billiton With Violating FCPA at Olympic GamesGlobal resources company BHP Billiton has been charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when it sponsored the attendance of foreign government officials at…
Rank this Week: 817

Blog y Lana finanzas personales…

Blog y Lana finanzas personales que se entienden

Porque de nada sirve ganar mucho dinero si no sabemos mantenerlo en nuestra bolsa. Finanzas personales que se entienden.

http://www.blogylana.com/
  • Apr 17

    Novedosa alternativa para monetizar tu trabajo creativo. Podcast #167

    Novedosa alternativa para monetizar tu trabajo creativo. Podcast #167
    Monetizar (tener ingresos) las creaciones en linea en México y en algunos lugares de latinoamérica no ha sido fácil  de productos en internet. Dios sabe que yo también he batallado a pesar de generar contenido…
  • Apr 13

    ¿Invertir sin miedo? Descubre como lograrlo

    ¿Invertir sin miedo? Descubre como lograrlo
    No se pueden tener unas finanzas sólidas si solo ahorras. Ahorrar es la primera parte de la ecuación. ¿La segunda? Es invertir. Hacer que ese dinero que ya ahorraste ¡crezca! El problema es que si nadie nos…
  • Apr 10

    Evita el NO de los mejores proveedores y clientes Podcast #166

    Evita el NO de los mejores proveedores y clientes Podcast #166
    En el podcast #162 El Arte de Pedir explico los pequeños y a veces grandes detalles que hacen que uno reciba un NO cuando se pide algo. Mi querida invitada a este podcast Leonora Varo quiso retomar un poco el tema con un ángulo…
Rank this Week: 884

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 748

Financial Regulatory Report

Financial Regulatory Report

Covers financial services regulation, compliance, enforcement and litigation. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.financialregulatoryreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1004

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 29

    Expanded Audit Reports: Rolls Royce is the “Rolls Royce”

    Expanded Audit Reports: Rolls Royce is the “Rolls Royce”
    As the PCAOB continues to toy with the long-floated idea of “expanded” audit reports – which means that auditors would be required to include some narrative in their boilerplate – I thought it would be helpful to…
  • May 28

    Spoofed Emails From Your CEO: Get Very Scared!

    Spoofed Emails From Your CEO: Get Very Scared!
    If you haven’t heard about this, brace yourself. Some sophisticated scammers have been successful learning the style of how your CEO and other senior executives write their emails – and then are capable of sending emails from…
  • May 27

    Regulation A/A+: Massachusetts Sues SEC (In Two Paragraphs)

    Regulation A/A+: Massachusetts Sues SEC (In Two Paragraphs)
    Last Friday, in this “Petition for Review,” the Massachusetts Secretary has sued the SEC in the US Appeals Court for the District of Columbia asking the court to vacate the portion of the SEC’s new Regulation A+ rules that…
Rank this Week: 981

That Credit Union Blog

That Credit Union Blog

Covers current issues affecting the credit union industry. By the law firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis.

http://thatcreditunionblog.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    Charging for Records Request

    Charging for Records Request
    By Matthew Young, Attorney All Credit Unions are faced with the daunting challenge of providing exceptional member service to its members while keeping its costs low. One of the more frustrating and costly circumstances surrounding this…
  • May 27

    CFPB Proposes Payday Lending Restriction

    CFPB Proposes Payday Lending Restriction
    By John Porter, Partner The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently indicated it was exploring limitations to end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to ensure consumers can repay their loans. These proposals…
  • May 13

    WWR Attorney attending the PCUA

    WWR Attorney attending the PCUA
    Join WWR Attorney Matt Urban at the PCUA Connect Conference at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA on May 14th – 16th!
Rank this Week: 1166

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 27

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?
    When advising startup clients, I frequently recommend that they subject the shares issued to their founders (as well as those issued to any equity-compensated employees and contractors) to a vesting schedule. This conversation often leads the…
  • Apr 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision
    This post is the twenty-first and final in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twenty posts, we provided an introduction to…
  • Mar 24

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 20: Founders’ Stock

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 20: Founders’ Stock
    This post is the twentieth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior nineteen posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation…
Rank this Week: 1085

Investment Fund Law Blog

Investment Fund Law Blog

Provides updates and insights on legal issues facing fund managers and investors. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.investmentfundlawblog.com/
  • May 26

    Fintech and Finance: How to be Part of the Fintech Investment Boom

    Fintech and Finance: How to be Part of the Fintech Investment Boom
    This article was originally published in Tech City News on May 6, 2015. Much has been made of the UK’s growing fintech industry. Research published by Accenture in 2014 showed the UK and Ireland enjoyed a growth rate…
  • May 20

    SEC Proposes Rules to Modernize Reporting by Investment Advisers and Investment Companie

    SEC Proposes Rules to Modernize Reporting by Investment Advisers and Investment Companie
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today proposed rules, forms and amendments to modernize and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by investment advisers and investment companies. Investment advisers. The investment…
  • May 15

    Have you filed your BE-10? Deadline is approaching

    Have you filed your BE-10? Deadline is approaching
    Mandatory reporting required by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Form BE-10 – 2014 Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad Investment managers, general partners, hedge funds and private equity funds are among those that may…
Rank this Week: 892

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • May 22

    DOJ Announces Plea Agreements with Five Major Banks for Manipulating Foreign Currency Exchange Market

    DOJ Announces Plea Agreements with Five Major Banks for Manipulating Foreign Currency Exchange Market
    On May 20, the DOJ announced plea agreements with five major banks relating to manipulations of foreign currency exchange markets. Four of the banks pled guilty to felony charges of “conspiring to manipulate the price of U.S. dollars…
  • May 22

    CFPB Fines Worldwide Payment System $25 Million for Alleged Deceptive Practice

    CFPB Fines Worldwide Payment System $25 Million for Alleged Deceptive Practice
    On May 19, the CFPB announced a stipulated final judgment against a California-based worldwide payment system company. According to the CFPB’s complaint, filed the same day, the defendant (i) failed to honor advertised promotional…
  • May 22

    CFPB Introduces Financial Coaching Initiative

    CFPB Introduces Financial Coaching Initiative
    On May 20, the CFPB launched its Financial Coaching Initiative, an educational program designed to help “recently-transitioned veterans and economically vulnerable consumers.” The program places 60 certified financial coaches…
Rank this Week: 899

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

Covers business and legal issues affecting the financial services industry. By Winstead PC.

http://www.lenders360blog.com
Rank this Week: 1253

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Financial Institutions Law Blog

Covers issues such as usury, form compliance for federal and state consumer transactions, UCC and securitization issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.financialinstitutionlawblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Court Severs Term But Otherwise Enforces Arbitration Provision With A Class Action Waiver

    Court Severs Term But Otherwise Enforces Arbitration Provision With A Class Action Waiver
    In a victory for Sheppard Mullin and its client, in Trabert v. Consumer Portfolio Serv., Inc., __ Cal. App. 4th. __, 2015 WL 880949 (4th Dist. Mar. 3, 2015), the California Court of Appeal compelled arbitration and enforced a class…
  • Mar 23

    CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin On Confidentiality of Supervisory Information

    CFPB Issues Compliance Bulletin On Confidentiality of Supervisory Information
    On January 27, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a compliance bulletin reminding supervised financial institutions (including large depository institutions, credit unions and their affiliates, certain…
  • Jan 9

    No Change Of Position, No Estoppel

    No Change Of Position, No Estoppel
    Under California Law, a party seeking to defeat the statute of frauds based on promissory estoppel must allege an actual change in position.  In Jones v. Wachovia Bank, 230 Cal.App.4th 935 (2014), the California Court of Appeal affirmed…
Rank this Week: 976

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1066

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Jan 27

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    SEC Charges Wisconsin Man With $10.4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A Wisconsin man was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $10 million from at least 122 investors.  Loren Holzhueter, 69, was the subject of an emergency enforcement action…
  • Jan 26

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Ohio CPA Gets 21 Years For Role In $40 Million Ponzi Scheme
    An Ohio man was sentenced to serve twenty-one years in federal prison for his role in funnelling investors to the massive "Black Diamond" Ponzi scheme that ultimately duped over 400 investors out of at least $40 million.  Jonathan…
  • Jan 26

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Plead Guilty To $100 Million ATM Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men have entered guilty pleas to operating a massive Ponzi scheme that allegedly caused losses of over $100 million to victims who thought they were investing in a profitable ATM leasing operation.  Joel Barry Gillis, 74,…
Rank this Week: 1130

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Inside Sarbanes Oxley

Covers Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance.

http://insidesarbanesoxley.com/
  • Sep 10

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act

    Whistleblowing – What you need to know about the Dodd-Frank Act
    If your organization isn’t already offering incentives to ferret out inappropriate behaviors, the new Dodd-Frank Act and whistleblowing rewards just might (and could make your company the next public spectacle). Deloitte’s…
  • May 26

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum

    Internal Audit: The Continuous Conundrum
    The department painstakingly went through its inventory of SOX controls to determine which ones could be assessed just by analyzing data in company systems. Then data-analytic scripts were written to allow exceptions to be found. Now, for…
  • May 26

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader

    How to choose the right nonexecutive board leader
    Ever since stock-listing requirements prompted many US companies to name an independent director to serve as the chairman, lead director, or presiding director of the board, these companies have been grappling with what, exactly, this board…
Rank this Week: 996

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • May 28

    An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investment

    An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investment
    I am delighted to share my recent article with readers of this pension blog. Entitled "An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investments" (by Dr. Susan Mangiero and published in Bloomberg BNA Pensions & Benefits…
  • May 26

    Derivatives, De-Risking and Disclosure

    Derivatives, De-Risking and Disclosure
    According to survey results provided in "Pension Plan De-Risking, North America 2015" (published by Clear Path Analysis and sponsored by Prudential Retirement), "pension risk management remains a principal concern for many plan sponsors."…
  • May 26

    Free Continuing Legal Education - Pension De-Risking Webinar

    Free Continuing Legal Education - Pension De-Risking Webinar
    There are seven complimentary passes left for anyone who is interested in attending "Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action." This educational webinar is sponsored by Strafford…
Rank this Week: 2048

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
  • May 28

    Can a Debtor Satisfy a Claim Merely by Writing Satisfied on a Payment?

    Can a Debtor Satisfy a Claim Merely by Writing Satisfied on a Payment?
    Authored by Timothy D. Hedrick and Mark S. Mitchelland Timothy D. Hedrick and Mark S. Mitchell of Rogers TowersQuestions sometimes arise from creditors regarding the effect of a debtor sending to a bank or other creditor a check for less than…
  • May 26

    Florida Court Rules Technical Admissions Cannot Overcome Facts Already in the Record

    Florida Court Rules Technical Admissions Cannot Overcome Facts Already in the Record
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersUnder Rule 1.370, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, a party may serve a written request that another party admit certain facts to be true. If the party served with the request fails to respond…
  • May 21

    Note versus Mortgage: Who leads the dance?

    Note versus Mortgage: Who leads the dance?
    Authored by Samantha Alves Orender of Rogers TowersEarlier this month, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal released an opinion seemingly designed to serve as a primer on perfecting a security interest in a promissory note secured…
Rank this Week: 1435

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Apr 30

    SEC Proposes “Pay-Versus-Performance” Rule

    SEC Proposes “Pay-Versus-Performance” Rule
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Yesterday the SEC issued its long-awaited “pay-versus-performance” rule proposal. The rules would add a new paragraph (v) to Item 402 of Regulation S-K. In…
  • Apr 6

    Carefully Draft NDAs to Avoid Whistleblower Concern

    Carefully Draft NDAs to Avoid Whistleblower Concern
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com In light of the SEC’s first enforcement action against a company for impeding whistleblower activity in violation of Rule 21F-17, employers may wish to consider clarifying in…
  • Apr 2

    Factors the SEC Considers in “Bad Actor” Waiver

    Factors the SEC Considers in “Bad Actor” Waiver
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   We have previously blogged about the SEC’s July 2013 rule change that disqualifies certain “bad actors” from using Rule 506. Thankfully, Rule 506 permits…
Rank this Week: 2118

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

Covers the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). By Sterbcow Law Group LLC.

http://www.respalawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1568

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

Covers businesses, trends, technology and venture investing in the Southeast. By Jason Caplain.

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Feb 23

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine

    Be Proactive to Grow Your Busine
    I had coffee with a local service provider last week. I am always up for meeting new people and it was the first time we had met. Our conversation went really well, but he mentioned he was very disappointed one...
  • Nov 20

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP

    Scott Kupor Andreessen Horowitz Speaks with Entrepreneurs at BCVP
    We invited some local tech founders over to our office Wednesday night to meet Scott Kupor Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We have been close with Scott since before he joined Andreessen Horowitz. We thought this would be a good...
  • Sep 9

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email

    WedPics CEO Shares Investor Email
    I referenced WedPics' CEO/founder Justin Miller in my last blog post. He sends a monthly email to us. His emails serve 2 purposes: 1) Keeps Justin and WedPics top of mind 2) Shows off his continued success as he thinks...
Rank this Week: 1439

Asset Hunter: Tracking…

Asset Hunter: Tracking International Financial Fraud

Covers the legal ramifications of financial fraud related to multinational corporations, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments, foreign officials and high-profile individuals in sensitive regulatory, civil and international criminal matters. By Michael Diaz, Jr.

http://www.michaeldiazjr.com
  • Dec 2

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

    Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice
    In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by…
  • Feb 5

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning…

    Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by…
  • Sep 25

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

    Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October
    Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to…
Rank this Week: 1881

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 1864

Current Issues in Credit Unions

Current Issues in Credit Unions

Covers credit unions and the issues they face daily. Hosted by Brian Witt, Guy Messick, Gwen Baker and Robert Rutkowski.

http://ciicu.libsyn.com
Rank this Week: 1302

The AAO Weblog

The AAO Weblog

Deals with current accounting topics related to investment and finance. By Jack Ciesielski.

http://www.accountingobserver.com/PublicBlog/tabid/54/BlogId/1/Default.aspx
  • Nov 17

    Fair Value Puzzles: M&T Buys Wilmington Trust

    Fair Value Puzzles: M&T Buys Wilmington Trust
    First-things-first disclosure: I own M&T Bank in my accounts and in accounts of clients.
  • Feb 25

    For Your Reading Pleasure

    For Your Reading Pleasure
    Finished writing an Accounting Observer report on the FASB's recent amendments of revenue accounti
  • Feb 23

    Deciding To Decide

    Deciding To Decide
    At an open meeting tomorrow morning, the SEC's commissioners "will consider whether to publish a statement regarding its continued support for a single-set of high-quality globally accepted accounting standards and its ongoing consideration…
Rank this Week: 1760

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Texas Debt Suit Defense 101

Covers credit card and other debt suit litigation in Texas from the defense side, including substantive legal and evidentiary issues, and comparative analysis of pleadings, legal theories, and litigation strategy. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://debt-suit-litigation-in-texas.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 2836

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

http://www.riacomplianceblog.com/
  • May 29

    SEC Issues and Guidance Update on Cybersecurity

    SEC Issues and Guidance Update on Cybersecurity
    Last month, the SEC division of Investment Management released Investment Management Guidance in which it discusses a number of measures that investment advisers may wish to consider when addressing cybersecurity risks. This guidance is just…
  • May 22

    QUESTIONS SURROUND IMPACT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT FIDUCIARY RULE ON FINANCIAL ADVISERS

    QUESTIONS SURROUND IMPACT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT FIDUCIARY RULE ON FINANCIAL ADVISERS
    In the wake of the re-proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor of its so-called "Fiduciary Rule," there are a number of questions regarding how the rule if adopted, will impact those providing financial advice to employee benefit plans and…
  • May 15

    LPL FINANCIAL ORDERED BY FINRA TO PAY $11.7 MILLION

    LPL FINANCIAL ORDERED BY FINRA TO PAY $11.7 MILLION
    Earlier this month, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") announced that it had fined LPL Financial ("LPL") $10 million for lack of supervision in several areas of its operations, including sales of ETFs, variable annuities,…
Rank this Week: 4047

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • May 28

    Recommended Reading: US Proxy Season Halftime Report – Governance Trend

    Recommended Reading: US Proxy Season Halftime Report – Governance Trend
    This week, we highlight the US Proxy Season Halftime Report – Governance Trends, by Veritas Executive Compensation Consultants, referred to on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulations. This report…
  • May 27

    What worries directors and GCs most today?

    What worries directors and GCs most today?
    As we have discussed before, several issues keep up boards of directors and general counsels at night. The recent Law in the Boardroom Study, performed by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting and discussed here, confirms that…
  • May 21

    Recommended Reading: ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insight

    Recommended Reading: ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insight
    This week, we highlight the May 2015 edition of ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insights which provides an analysis of the latest trends in executive compensation. It includes: The hidden complexities of executive compensation Early results…
Rank this Week: 2562

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • May 28

    NC Business Court: Motions To Amend And The Statute Of Limitation

    NC Business Court: Motions To Amend And The Statute Of Limitation
    Maybe you have the same nightmare that I do.  You have moved to amend your Complaint to add a new defendant.  The statute of limitations is about to run, but your motion to amend was made before the end of the limitations…
  • May 19

    NC Business Court Gives Full Faith And Credit To LegalZoom's California Class Action Settlement

    NC Business Court Gives Full Faith And Credit To LegalZoom's California Class Action Settlement
    There are probably some of you who lie awake at night wondering whether Leagalzoom's offering of do it yourself lawyering products will be found to be the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) in North Carolina. For those few of you, that…
  • May 15

    Two Claims You May Not Want To Make In North Carolina

    Two Claims You May Not Want To Make In North Carolina
    I said yesterday that there was too much in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2015 NCBC 47 for just one post, so here are the rest of the key points from the case.  They involve two claims you might not want to bother to make in North…
Rank this Week: 4614

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • May 27

    BrokeAndBroker by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Hundreds of Thousands Defrauded In $50 Million Text Messaging ScamOn May 28, 2015, the United States Attorney for the Southern District unsealed a criminal Complaint charging six Defendants with count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud; and…
  • May 27

    Hundreds of Thousands Defrauded In $50 Million Text Messaging Scam

    Hundreds of Thousands Defrauded In $50 Million Text Messaging Scam
    On May 28, 2015, the United States Attorney for the Southern District unsealed a criminal Complaint charging Defendants Lin Miao, Yong Jason Lee a/k/a "Jason Lee," Michael Pearse, Yongchao Liu a/k/a "Kevin Liu," Michael Pajaczkowski a/k/a…
  • May 26

    Study Guide Fails A Wannabe Stockbroker

    Study Guide Fails A Wannabe Stockbroker
    If there is a shortcut through the forest of continuing education, a detour around career qualification exams, or any way in which to avoid and evade the obligation to sit and take a test, someone has tried it. If it worked, we probably don't…
Rank this Week: 3878

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

Provides legal commentary and resources for the payment industry. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • May 26

    Finovate Summary

    Finovate Summary
    Two DWT payments lawyers, Gwen Fanger and Pete Johnson, attended the Finovate conference in San Jose on May 12th and 13th.  The Finovate conference focuses on FinTech innovations and is structured as a series of 7-minute, individual…
  • May 22

    Additional Recent Actions Added To UDAAP Database

    Additional Recent Actions Added To UDAAP Database
    The CFPB has issued new enforcement actions that include allegations of unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices (UDAAP) in connection with consumer financial products. We’ve updated our UDAAP Database with the most recent…
  • May 13

    Legislation Proposed to Ban Mandatory Arbitration Clause

    Legislation Proposed to Ban Mandatory Arbitration Clause
    On April 29, 2015, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA) introduced the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2015 (AFA), which would amend the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (FAA), by invalidating…
Rank this Week: 2194

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • May 22

    Adverse Interest

    Adverse Interest
    Is it possible for a securities class action based on alleged misrepresentations in a company’s public filings to proceed against an individual officer, but not the company (presuming the company is not otherwise immune from…
  • May 1

    Not Congress’s Concern

    Not Congress’s Concern
    The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (“SLUSA”) is designed to limit the ability of plaintiffs to avoid the heightened pleading standards (and other procedural and substantive protections) applicable to federal…
  • Apr 17

    Creating Your Own Losse

    Creating Your Own Losse
    Under the PSLRA, the presumptive lead plaintiff in a securities class action is the applicant with the “largest financial interest in the relief sought by the class.”  The largest financial interest is measured by assessing…
Rank this Week: 2767

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers securities fraud, and other areas of securities law and banking and finance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.securitiesfraudattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    FINRA’s Regulatory Arm Announces Strengthening of Sanction Guidelines for Fraudulent Conduct by Broker

    FINRA’s Regulatory Arm Announces Strengthening of Sanction Guidelines for Fraudulent Conduct by Broker
    In a move intended to emphasize that FINRA’s ultimate mandate is to protect investors, the SRO’s National Adjudicatory Council last week issued newly-revised Sanction Guidelines including tougher ranges of recommended punishments…
  • May 8

    FINRA Fines LPL for Failure to Supervise on Complex Product

    FINRA Fines LPL for Failure to Supervise on Complex Product
    What are non-traditional exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs)? Why are independent broker dealers selling these complex products without proper supervision? FINRA wants to know and just slammed…
  • May 1

    Liability of Commercial Banks for Investment Advisor Fraud

    Liability of Commercial Banks for Investment Advisor Fraud
    An increasing issue in investment fraud cases is the liability of commercial banks for aiding and abetting fraud by an investment advisory firm that engages in fraud and then goes defunct. Such firms typically house their investment…
Rank this Week: 2710

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • May 20

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program
    A recent class action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of homeowners in New York against Wells Fargo alleges that while the bank received $25 billion in government bailout funds it failed to make a good faith effort to help…
  • May 12

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case
    Evidence is mounting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are taking a renewed interest in investigating possible redlining—the practice of lenders charging certain groups more for…
  • Apr 27

    Quicken Loans Takes on the DOJ & HUD

    Quicken Loans Takes on the DOJ & HUD
    Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed mortgage lender, filed suit on Friday, April 17 in the United States District Court in Detroit against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ)…
Rank this Week: 3952

The Swap Report

The Swap Report

Covers regulatory and transactional issues related to derivatives. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.theswapreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3744

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

Covers Middle East banking and finance law. By Latham & Watkins LLP.

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • May 13

    Kuwait Power and Water Projects to Take-Off Following Publication of PPP Regulation

    Kuwait Power and Water Projects to Take-Off Following Publication of PPP Regulation
    New PPP Regulations Further to the publication of the new PPP law in August 2014, the corresponding executive regulations were published in the official gazette on 29 March 2015. The new regulations provide developers with additional…
  • Apr 28

    UAE Corporate Law Reform

    UAE Corporate Law Reform
    The UAE has recently passed a new commercial companies law and approved some key changes to its public takeover regime. 1. New UAE Commercial Companies Law UAE Federal Law No. (2) of 2015 Concerning Commercial Companies (2015 CCL) was…
  • Apr 21

    Financing the Middle East’s Shopping Spree

    Financing the Middle East’s Shopping Spree
    The continuing strong economic conditions of the UAE and other GCC economies has led to an upsurge in consumer spending in recent years. With retail sales in the region expected to reach US$284.5 billion by 2018, the need to meet the growing…
Rank this Week: 3956

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
Rank this Week: 4037