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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
  • Apr 30

    SEC Issues New Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Fund

    SEC Issues New Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Fund
    On April 28, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Investment Management (the “Division”) published a Guidance Update  setting forth cybersecurity concerns and advice for the registered investment companies…
  • Apr 27

    Supreme Court to Consider Constitutional Limits on Statutory-Damages Suit

    Supreme Court to Consider Constitutional Limits on Statutory-Damages Suit
    On Monday, April 27, 2015, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an important constitutional case that could dramatically limit the viability of class action lawsuits claiming millions or billions of dollars in statutory damages for technical…
  • Apr 26

    Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 4 – Social Media: Post-Employment Consideration

    Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 4 – Social Media: Post-Employment Consideration
    After the employment relationship is terminated, employers should be aware of former employees’ social media activity to ensure continued compliance with any post-employment obligations, including nondisclosure of proprietary or…
Rank this Week: 2735

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 20

    How Oil and Gas Companies can Optimize Technology Performance and Costs During Oil Price Volatility

    How Oil and Gas Companies can Optimize Technology Performance and Costs During Oil Price Volatility
    An unexpected surge in production coupled with weakened global demand has resulted in a 50 percent drop in the price of crude oil since June 2014 and currently averaging US$50 a barrel. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries…
Rank this Week: 4062

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: 4752

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blog

Features a skeptical lawyer's take on financial reform, Wall Street and white collar crime.

http://attyrtamaradesilva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain
  • Aug 19

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out

    Fat Tail and the Bail Out
    “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain Risk management is the difference between success and ruin in the financial…
  • Aug 19

    Market Transparency

    Market Transparency
    Market Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 Misses the Mark R. Tamara de Silva February 22, 2009
Rank this Week: 4685

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: 216

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: 3628

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 3

    Going Unrogue

    Going Unrogue
    McGuire Woods attorneys Matthew Orso and Joshua Davey recently discussed the hypocrisy of the CFPB's public statements that it favors "transparency" and claims that it is not subject to "the Federal Advisory Committee Act…
  • Apr 29

    Credit Union Executives: New Targets of Opportunity?

    Credit Union Executives: New Targets of Opportunity?
    Kidnapping a bank executive's family and holding them until the executive brings the crooks money from the bank is a time-honored tradition in the Wild Wild West, as this 1987 newspaper article demonstrates. According to reader John Thomas,…
  • Apr 26

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    You may recall last year's pronouncement by the head of FinCEN, Jennifer Shasky Calvery, that 105 financial institutions were, thanks to the amazing guidance provided in February 2014 by FinCEN, servicing state-legal, federal-illegal…
Rank this Week: 366

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.bankinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 26

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach

    Tips for Merchants and Consumers Facing a Data Breach
    The high-profile data breach at Target made international news. But small and midsized businesses face the majority of cyber attacks and are even more likely to have employees mishandle data than large enterprises.
  • Aug 25

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie

    CFPB Issues Advisory on Bitcoin, Virtual Currencie
    On August 11, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a Consumer Advisory about virtual currencies.  The Advisory followed a directive by the U.S. Government Accountability Office for the CFPB to conduct a close…
  • Aug 8

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule

    Maine Updates Truth-In-Savings, Funds Availability Rule
    Maine’s Truth-in-Savings and Funds Availability Rule is getting an overhaul.  On August 6, 2014, Maine’s Bureau of Financial Institutions announced that changes to Chapter 118, Funds Availability and Truth-in-Savings had…
Rank this Week: 3314

BeyondVC

BeyondVC

Covers entrepreneurship, venture capital, technology, investing, and globalizaiton. By Ed Sim.

http://www.beyondvc.com/
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • Feb 12

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho

    boldstart ventures in 2014 – our etho
    As we look into 2014, we thought it was important to reflect on our activities in 2013 and refocus and refine our thinking and messaging as a firm. We are thematic in our approach and primarily known as seed investors with a focus on…
  • May 17

    Branding first starts with your team

    Branding first starts with your team
    External branding starts with developing a consistent, internal message first. When you think of branding and positioning, remember that your first line of offense and the most important representation of your company comes from your…
Rank this Week: 2891

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

Covers accounting news, events and opinions by Big Four alumni.

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2199

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: 685

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
  • Apr 28

    What A Difference A Day Makes For Leveraged ETF

    What A Difference A Day Makes For Leveraged ETF
    The incomparable Dinah Washington. What a voice. But did you know that she was also one hell of a Wall Street regulator, who was way ahead of her time when she warned against holding leveraged Exchange Traded Funds beyond one trading day.…
  • Apr 25

    Working The SEC System From Prison

    Working The SEC System From Prison
    You had your day in court. You lost. You didn't plead guilty to the criminal charges but chose to throw the dice at trial. Unfortunately, a jury convicted you. Now imagine that you were in the brokerage or investment advisory business and the…
  • Apr 25

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW

    BrokeAndBroker.com Blog by Bill Singer WEEK IN REVIEW
    Working The SEC System From PrisonYou had your day in court. You lost. You didn't plead guilty to the criminal charges but chose to throw the dice at trial. Unfortunately, a jury convicted you. Now imagine that you were in the brokerage or…
Rank this Week: 801

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 28

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break last proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) gave…
  • Apr 24

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction
    By Ana Badour and Ian C. Michael Insurance M&A activity, in both the Canadian market and globally, has been on the rise since the 2008 financial crisis, and is expected to continue to increase. Deloitte recently reported that there were…
  • Apr 16

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has very seldom been leveraged in Canadian proxy contests. One reason for this may be the lack of knowledge about its full potential.[1] To address this reason, our first…
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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: 1393

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: 2046

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 608

Financial Industry Resource Center

Financial Industry Resource Center

Covers the financial crisis. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonfinancialindustryresourcecenter.com/
  • May 7

    CFPB Proposes New GLB Privacy Notice Rule

    CFPB Proposes New GLB Privacy Notice Rule
    As reported on our Privacy and Information Security Law Blog, on May 6, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a new proposed rule impacting privacy notices that financial institutions are required to…
  • Jan 23

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal

    SEC Releases "Regulation A+" Proposal
    On December 18, 2013, the SEC proposed rules under Title IV of the JOBS Act to amend Regulation A (Rules 251-263 under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act")). The proposed rules, which have been referred to informally as…
  • Nov 27

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker

    CFTC Court Case and New Rules Establish Bank Duties to Monitor Commodity Broker
    A recent court order in favor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC) and new rules issued by CFTC establish a standard of liability for depository institutions that fail to fulfill their customer funds protection obligations…
Rank this Week: 1881

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • May 4

    ESMA Recognizes Third-Country CCP

    ESMA Recognizes Third-Country CCP
    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has recognised ten third-country Central Counterparties (CCPs) in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. The recognition allows these CCPs to provide clearing services to clearing…
  • May 4

    Fourth Money Laundering Directive and Wire Transfer Regulation

    Fourth Money Laundering Directive and Wire Transfer Regulation
    The European Commission has published two communications to the European Parliament concerning the position of the Council of the EU on the adoption of the proposed Fourth Money Laundering Directive (MLD4), and the proposed Wire Transfer…
  • May 1

    European Parliament Votes to Adopt ECON Report on MMF Regulation

    European Parliament Votes to Adopt ECON Report on MMF Regulation
    On April 29, 2015, the European Parliament adopted a report by its Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) containing amendments to the European Commission’s proposed Regulations on Money Market Funds (MMF Regulation).…
Rank this Week: 3832

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: 1042

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: 4149

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/
  • Apr 28

    Depositions: “Invoking the Rule” To Exclude Persons From Attending Deposition

    Depositions: “Invoking the Rule” To Exclude Persons From Attending Deposition
    Authored by Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owensand Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens of Rogers TowersSection 90.616, Florida Statutes, sets forth the procedure for excluding certain witnesses from a proceeding, referred to as…
  • Apr 23

    Appealing Real Estate Taxes in Florida

    Appealing Real Estate Taxes in Florida
    Authored by Jon Sacks, Heather S. Nason and Scott St. Amand, Jon Sacks, Heather S. Nason and Scott St. Amandand Jon Sacks, Heather S. Nason and Scott St. Amand of Rogers TowersAs the old saying goes, there are two certainties in life: death…
  • Apr 21

    The Inadvertent Error Defense to Violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act

    The Inadvertent Error Defense to Violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act
    Authored by Samantha Alves Orender of Rogers TowersThe Equal Credit Opportunity Act (the “ECOA”) prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants based on race, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, and…
Rank this Week: 3858

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: 340

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 4

    Spotlight on Electronic Discovery: Challenges Presented by the Internet of Thing

    Spotlight on Electronic Discovery: Challenges Presented by the Internet of Thing
    E-discovery is poised to enter a new revolution as the Internet of Things (“IoT”) continues its seemingly exponential growth. IoT is the ecosystem of interconnected sensory devices that perform coordinated, pre-programmed –…
  • May 1

    CFPB and Maryland AG Bring RESPA Enforcement Action Against Title Company and Six Individual

    CFPB and Maryland AG Bring RESPA Enforcement Action Against Title Company and Six Individual
    On April 29, the CFPB and the Maryland Attorney General announced a joint enforcement action against a Maryland title company and six individuals for participation in a mortgage-kickback scheme in violation of RESPA and state law. According…
  • May 1

    CFPB Report Recaps 2014 Fair Lending Activitie

    CFPB Report Recaps 2014 Fair Lending Activitie
    On April 28, the CFPB published its third annual report to Congress on its fair lending activities. Among other developments, the report highlights the following key supervision and enforcement priorities taken by the Bureau in the past year:…
Rank this Week: 230

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: 1948

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/
Rank this Week: 1854

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    A Regional View on Prosecutorial, Regulatory Prioritie

    A Regional View on Prosecutorial, Regulatory Prioritie
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Zachary T. Fardon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and David A. Glockner, Director of the SEC’s Chicago Regional Office, offered their views on the priorities and challenges faced by their…
  • May 1

    Stein Hopes to Explore Problems with Short-Termism, Lack of Board Diversity

    Stein Hopes to Explore Problems with Short-Termism, Lack of Board Diversity
    By Amanda Maine, J.D.SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein shared her thoughts on “short-termism” and the composition of boards of directors at the Treasury Department’s Corporate Women in Finance Symposium. Both of these issues…
  • Apr 30

    SEC Awards Maximum Payout in First Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    SEC Awards Maximum Payout in First Whistleblower Retaliation Case
    By John Filar AtwoodA whistleblower who was subjected to a series of retaliatory actions by Paradigm Capital Management will receive the maximum award payment of 30 percent of amounts collected in connection with the case. In its first…
Rank this Week: 289

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Kueser Law Firm Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud, as well as other consumer and investor-related issues.

http://blog.jmkesquire.com
Rank this Week: 4914

Lenders 360

Lenders 360

Provides news, information and commentary on important issues affecting the financial services industry. By Higier Allen & Lautin, P.C.

http://www.lenders360blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2614

Lenders 360.

Lenders 360.

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

http://www.lenders360blog.com
Rank this Week: 4047

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • 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)…
  • Apr 15

    MBA’s Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference

    MBA’s Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference
    On Sunday, May 3, 2015, I will serve as a panelist at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, IL. More than 800 attorneys,…
  • Mar 16

    BofA’s Inconsistent Position

    BofA’s Inconsistent Position
    Bank of America recently moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Ambac Assurance Corp. in New York state court, alleging $600 million in damages for fraudulent inducement in connection with payments it made under policies insuring faulty…
Rank this Week: 1535

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 4

    CEO Admits Defrauding Bank in Sale of Non-Performing Loan

    CEO Admits Defrauding Bank in Sale of Non-Performing Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Poppi Metaxas, 62, Hillsborough, California, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Bank, FSB, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud for her role in defrauding the bank of more than $1.8…
  • May 4

    Judge Hands Down Hefty Sentences to Loan Modification Scammer

    Judge Hands Down Hefty Sentences to Loan Modification Scammer
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Dean Gregory Chandler, 50, Fallbrook, California, and Michael Eccles, 35, Vista, California, were sentenced to 12 and 5 years in prison, respectively, for their roles in defrauding more than 3,000 homeowners across the…
  • May 1

    Man Charged with Short Sale Fraud

    Man Charged with Short Sale Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Conan Hayes, 40, Topanga, California, the former co-owner of the clothing brand RVCA is scheduled to be arraigned May 4, 2015, for committing short-sale fraud of his home and causing a total loss of over $500,000 to the…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Mar 1

    Data Security Breaches, Unauthorized Transfers, and Corporate Accout Takeovers ...What You Missed!

    Data Security Breaches, Unauthorized Transfers, and Corporate Accout Takeovers ...What You Missed!
    On Friday, I had the honor to join some distinguished speakers for an all-day continuing legal education seminar on computer technology and the law.  My fellow presenters were:Clark Walton, former CIA forensic computer analyst, lawyer…
  • Feb 9

    NC Commissioner of Banks Ray Grace Re-Appointed

    NC Commissioner of Banks Ray Grace Re-Appointed
    Commissioner Ray Grace -photo by M. CordellToday, Governor McCrory appointed Ray Grace to serve as North Carolina's Commissioner of Banks for another term.  Although Commissioenr Grace has been "appointed," the process actually works…
  • Jan 16

    What Would The White House's Data Security Breach Proposal Mean For North Carolina Businesses?

    What Would The White House's Data Security Breach Proposal Mean For North Carolina Businesses?
    Earlier this week, the President announced a new cybersecurity initiative. The White House explained that:"[t]here is a growing perception that individuals have lost control of their personal information; a negative implication of such a…
Rank this Week: 1534

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 1

    An Interesting Trade Secrets Case From The Business Court

    An Interesting Trade Secrets Case From The Business Court
    If you were unsure whether customer information held by your client -- like customer contact information, sales reports, prices and terms books, sales memos, sales training manuals, commission reports, and vendor information -- can be…
  • Apr 22

    NC Business Court: What Part Of Disqualification Do You Not Understand?

    NC Business Court: What Part Of Disqualification Do You Not Understand?
    You will all recall the Business Court's disqualification of a law firm from representing its longtime client, in Kingsdown Inc. v. Hinshaw, 2015 NCBC 27.  Now there is a second chapter to the disqualification, which came in an Opinion…
  • Apr 22

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight
    The Defendant in Allcorn v. Bradley Creek Boatominium, Inc. sought an injunction against the Plaintiffs in the midst of a proxy fight as to their allegedly defamatory statements in connection with the election of the Defendant's board of…
Rank this Week: 522

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: 371

Payment Law Advisor

Payment Law Advisor

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

http://www.paymentlawadvisor.com/
  • Apr 27

    Recent Actions Added To UDAAP Database

    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…
  • Apr 23

    ABA Meeting Sheds Light on UDAAP Priorities and CFPB’s Project Catalyst Initiative

    ABA Meeting Sheds Light on UDAAP Priorities and CFPB’s Project Catalyst Initiative
    A team of DWT payments lawyers attended the ABA Business Law Section’s spring meeting in San Francisco last week. Adam Maarec from our Washington, DC office moderated a lively roundtable titled A Roadmap for Credit Card Lending:…
  • Apr 20

    Mobile Wallet Discussion at 2015 FinTech Startups Conference

    Mobile Wallet Discussion at 2015 FinTech Startups Conference
    At the recent 3rd Annual FinTech Startups Conference in New York City, DWT payments team member Claude Goetz joined a panel that included Jenny Fielding (Techstars), Mark Egerman (Cover), Michael Dudas (Button), and Andrew Dresner (JP Morgan…
Rank this Week: 2387

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/
  • Apr 21

    Employee Ownership and ERISA Litigation

    Employee Ownership and ERISA Litigation
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the sold-out National Center of Employee Ownership ("NCEO") conference on April 21 about board education, compensation metrics and procedural prudence. Consonant with NCEO's commitment to providing…
  • Apr 16

    ERISA Litigation Predicted To Rise

    ERISA Litigation Predicted To Rise
    I have just returned from Chicago where I spent two days listening to transaction attorneys, litigators and insurance company executives talk about trends in ERISA enforcement and legal disputes. Sponsored by the American Conference…
  • Apr 15

    Pension Risk Management For Public Plan

    Pension Risk Management For Public Plan
    Dr. Susan Mangiero will speak about pension risk management on June 1, 2015. Part of the annual conference for the Government Finance Officers Association ("GFOA"), this session will examine changing rules and economics that go beyond…
Rank this Week: 1870

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: 459

Private Funds Law Update

Private Funds Law Update

Covers private funds and alternative investments. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.privatefundslaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    SEC Announces 2015 Exam Prioritie

    SEC Announces 2015 Exam Prioritie
    The SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE” or the “Staff”) recently released its 2015 Exam Priorities. OCIE examines all types of SEC registrants, including investment advisers, broker-dealers,…
  • Dec 4

    AIFMD Round 2: Call for Evidence on AIFMD Passport and Non-EU AIFM

    AIFMD Round 2: Call for Evidence on AIFMD Passport and Non-EU AIFM
    This post was written by Vicky Thatcher. Pursuant to Article 67 of the Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMD”), the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) has until 22nd July…
  • Nov 10

    AIFMD Reporting by non-EEA AIFM

    AIFMD Reporting by non-EEA AIFM
    This post was authored by Winston Penhall, Editor of this blog and partner in the Investment Funds practice of Reed Smith LLP, London and Paul Moran, Reed Smith trainee, London.  Application The Alternative Investment Fund Managers…
Rank this Week: 4146

Redeye VC

Redeye VC

Offers a view of startup ecosystem. By Josh Kopelman.

http://redeye.firstround.com/
  • Sep 24

    WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too

    WhatsApp Used This Pricing Strategy to Win and You Can Too
    Seven years ago, First Round Partner Josh Kopelman wrote a seminal blog post on the importance of free services in consumer-facing business models. He argued that most entrepreneurs misunderstand how subscription pricing works and…
  • Sep 22

    7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisor

    7 Tactics to Get the Most Out of Your Startup's Advisor
    It happens all the time. A founder surrounds him or herself with a skilled group of advisors — maybe one or two from investors, a trusted mentor from their past, perhaps someone influential who can open doors. But as the company…
  • Sep 15

    Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program

    Make Engineering Interns Truly Effective with This Startup's Program
    At just three years old, Sift Science has accomplished a surprising amount. Its product, which combats fraud using machine learning, is an important tool for companies like Kickstarter, Airbnb, Uber and Opentable. But with just over 30…
Rank this Week: 2890

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: 4553

RIA Compliance Blog

RIA Compliance Blog

Covers registered investment advisor regulations. By Parker MacIntyre.

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

    Delaware Adopts Private Fund Adviser Exemption

    Delaware Adopts Private Fund Adviser Exemption
    Delaware has adopted a rule exempting "private fund advisers" from the state's unlawful conduct provision, including the provision requiring registration as an investment adviser. Under the new rule, a private fund adviser is exempt from…
  • Apr 2

    SEC Vows To Be Aggressive in 2015

    SEC Vows To Be Aggressive in 2015
    Last month at the Annual Conference of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), the Commission revealed its enforcement statistics for 2014, including a record number of enforcement actions (755) and monetary relief obtained ($4.1…
  • Mar 23

    SEC Charges Three Investment Adviser Firms with Improper Registration in Wyoming

    SEC Charges Three Investment Adviser Firms with Improper Registration in Wyoming
    On February 4, 2015, the SEC issued cease and desist orders against three investment advisers that fraudulently maintained registration with the SEC by listing Wyoming as their principal place of business on their Forms ADV. These three…
Rank this Week: 3621

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 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…
  • Apr 27

    New York Court of Appeals addresses insurance coverage for water damage claim

    New York Court of Appeals addresses insurance coverage for water damage claim
    The New York Court of Appeals has recently addressed the often vexing issue of whether there is insurance coverage for water damage to a residential property. In Platek v Town of Hamburg, 2015 NY Slip Op 01483 (Feb. 19, 2015), the…
  • Apr 22

    Merrill Lynch Fined for Faulty Trade Reporting

    Merrill Lynch Fined for Faulty Trade Reporting
    Merrill Lynch was fined almost $20 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London for incorrectly reporting more than 35 million transactions from 2007 to 2014. Merrill Lynch didn’t report, at all, another 120,000…
Rank this Week: 1597

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 4

    FINRA Kills CARDS

    FINRA Kills CARDS
    As I have discussed in the past at the Securities Law Blog, FINRA, a non-governmental, private entity, has been pushing its proposal to force brokerage firms to deliver details of every transaction in every brokerage account, including yours,…
  • May 2

    SEC News - Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Whistleblower Award, Failure to Make Public Filing

    SEC News - Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Whistleblower Award, Failure to Make Public Filing
    BlackRock Advisors Charged With Failing to Disclose Conflict of Interest to Clients and Fund Boards BlackRock Advisors LLC has been charged with breaching its fiduciary duty by failing to disclose a conflict of interest created by the outside…
  • May 2

    Tech Glitch Causes Early Release of Twitter Earning

    Tech Glitch Causes Early Release of Twitter Earning
    While selective release of earnings can result in various violations for an issuer, the Nasdaq Stock Market took the blame for the early release of Twitter's quarterly results, which resulted in suspension of trading of the latter's stock.…
Rank this Week: 528

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: 228