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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Former Collateralized Mortgage Obligations Bond Trader Sentenced for Securities Fraud Scheme

    Former Collateralized Mortgage Obligations Bond Trader Sentenced for Securities Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Douglas Green, 50, Boca Raton, Florida, a former collateralized mortgage obligation bond trader was sentenced to 30 months in prison for engaging in a fraudulent trading scheme in which he manipulated the prices of CMOs…
  • Dec 17

    Former Mayor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud After 12 Day Trial

    Former Mayor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud After 12 Day Trial
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Marie Lucie Tondreau, a/k/a Lucie Tondreau, 54, former North Miami Mayor, was convicted by federal jury after a 12 day trial for her recruitment of straw buyers and other conduct in an $8,000,000 mortgage fraud scheme. As…
  • Dec 16

    Former Loan Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud Lender

    Former Loan Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud Lender
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Andrew Constantinou, 58, Unionville, Connecticut, a former loan officer at GMAC Mortgage and Countrywide Home Loans, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases…
Rank this Week: 8

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Yale Prof Defends Harvard Activist Clinic against Gallagher Paper

    Yale Prof Defends Harvard Activist Clinic against Gallagher Paper
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.A Yale University law professor has stepped in to challenge SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher’s argument that the Harvard Shareholder Rights…
  • Dec 16

    Staff Grants Relief to Combat Advisers’ Reluctance to Provide Documents to CFP Board

    Staff Grants Relief to Combat Advisers’ Reluctance to Provide Documents to CFP Board
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodThe staff of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets has expanded a March 2011 no-action position to help the Certified Financial Planner Board of…
  • Dec 15

    SEC Asks for Chevron Deference to Whistleblower Rule

    SEC Asks for Chevron Deference to Whistleblower Rule
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.The SEC has filed another brief asking an appeals court to defer to its rulemaking extending Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections to employees who…
Rank this Week: 140

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: 167

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: 181

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/
  • Dec 16

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?

    De Novo Headwinds Abating?
    The FDIC chose an odd way to announce a purported "thaw" in its long-denied freeze on de novo banks: Q&As. Released late last month, the brief document supplements a 1998 FDIC Policy Statement regarding applications for deposit…
  • Dec 14

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More

    Feds To Tribes: Don't Bogart That Roach, Roll Some More
    At the same time that the federal government is trying to drive Native American tribes out of the payday lending business, it is encouraging them to get into the pot business. As long as the file those Cheech & Chong...
  • Dec 10

    FDIC Emails Reveal A Chokehold

    FDIC Emails Reveal A Chokehold
    While the report by the Senate Democrats on CIA "enhanced interrogation techniques" has been grabbing the attention of the press, the emails released by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this week…
Rank this Week: 189

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 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 212

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 239

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 17

    Transcript: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering”

    Transcript: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent popular webcast: “Proxy Access: A New World of Private Ordering.” I’m not a big SNL fan – but this recent bit about Hobbits in the style of “The Office” is…
  • Dec 16

    Conflict Minerals: Briefs Filed in Appeals Case

    Conflict Minerals: Briefs Filed in Appeals Case
    As noted in this Cooley blog and Davis Polk blog, the SEC, intervenor Amnesty International and amici Global Witness and Free Speech for People have filed their briefs in support of upholding the conflict minerals disclosure requirement in…
  • Dec 15

    SEC Filings: How “Readable” Are They?

    SEC Filings: How “Readable” Are They?
    As noted in this blog, the WSJ recently ran this follow-up article to a previous piece about Corp Fin’s comment letters. The latest article focuses on the “readability” of SEC filings (what is also known as…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
Rank this Week: 502

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/
  • Dec 15

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin

    Fallout from Landmark Insider Trading Decision Begin
    A ruling that tossed out the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund managers may have opened the door for others charged with wrongful trading to get their cases or pleas dismissed.US District Court Judge, Andrew L. Carter Jr.,…
  • Dec 12

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account

    Efforts Continue to "BankofAmericanize" Merrill Brokers - No Compensation for "Small" Account
    I am not quite sure when a $250,000 account became a small account, but Merrill Lynch told its brokers on Wednesday that it is eliminating pay for servicing clients with less than $250,000Now, if you are a client at Merrill, with an account…
  • Dec 11

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine

    Fraudulent Apple Trades Cost Morgan Stanley $4 Million in Fine
    Morgan Stanley will pay $4 million to settle charges that it failed to stop a rogue Rochdale Securities LLC trader from fraudulently buying $525 million in Apple stock in 2012.For more information, go to Morgan Stanley Fined $4 Million for…
Rank this Week: 512

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 704

Big Four Blog

Big Four Blog

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

http://bigfouralumni.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 729

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: 770

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
  • Oct 31

    Going Paperless and Complying with the E-Sign Act

    Going Paperless and Complying with the E-Sign Act
    By Matthew Young, Attorney As more and more credit union members move to online banking, credit unions are similarly encouraging members to accept electronic statements in lieu of paper statements as part of their online banking service. The…
  • Sep 24

    Your Legal Right to Setoff (or lack thereof) for Credit Card Account

    Your Legal Right to Setoff (or lack thereof) for Credit Card Account
    By Matthew Young, Attorney When your member defaults on his or her loan, your Credit Union is going to want your member to cure the default as quickly as possible or exercise the quickest and most cost effective means to recover the balance.…
  • Aug 29

    The Importance of Updating your Credit Union’s Statutory Agent

    The Importance of Updating your Credit Union’s Statutory Agent
    By Matthew Young, Attorney At least a couple of times a month, a credit union will reach out to me with a summons or other court pleading which was directed to a former employee or retired/deceased board member.  Commonly, the credit…
Rank this Week: 824

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Dec 12

    Interpreting Halliburton

    Interpreting Halliburton
    In its Halliburton II decision, the Supreme Court held that a securities fraud defendant can overcome the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a case “through evidence that the…
  • Nov 24

    One Percent Responsible

    One Percent Responsible
    Longtop Financial Technologies, a Chinese financial software company, was a notorious financial fraud (see here for a NYT column on the discovery of the fraud).  Both its outside auditors, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and its…
  • Nov 5

    Omnicare Argued

    Omnicare Argued
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund case, which addresses the pleading standard for a claim under Section 11 of the…
Rank this Week: 905

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: 921

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/
Rank this Week: 970

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/
  • Dec 17

    En que invertir tu aguinaldo

    En que invertir tu aguinaldo
    Estamos a mitad de diciembre. Espero no te hayas gastado todo tu aguinaldo todavía. Porque es el momento de invertirlo en todas esas cosas que necesitas pero que a lo largo del año o no tienes el suficiente dinero o el tiempo (o…
  • Dec 12

    Como lograr la estabilidad financiera. Podcast #154

    Como lograr la estabilidad financiera. Podcast #154
    ¿La verdadera razón por la que deseamos ser ricos? ¡la estabilidad financiera!. Los lujos y los yates son solo el extra. Y la verdad, es que cualquier persona puede alcanzar la estabilidad. Todavía más…
  • Dec 10

    Cómo calcular tu aguinaldo

    Cómo calcular tu aguinaldo
    El aguinaldo es una prestación que corresponde al trabajo realizado en todo el año. Úsalo sabiamente. Y si no tiens idea de cuanto te corresponde, aquí las sumas y cuentas que debes hacer para recibir lo justo y…
Rank this Week: 1049

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

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

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • 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...
  • Sep 9

    Fundraising Tip

    Fundraising Tip
    Raising capital from investors can be a long, tough and often an incredibly frustrating process. Entrepreneurs often ask us for help (even when we're not in their company). I thought I would share my email I just sent in response...
Rank this Week: 1126

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/
  • Dec 13

    Pensions and Bankruptcy Claimant

    Pensions and Bankruptcy Claimant
    The tug of war continues between pension plan participants and outside creditors. As a result, doing business with troubled municipalities may end up costing creditors time, money and headaches. Just a few days ago, Judge Christopher…
  • Dec 7

    Taxpayer Bailout of Underfunded Pension Plan

    Taxpayer Bailout of Underfunded Pension Plan
    Over dinner last night with friends, my husband told a joke about Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton (or whomever you want to designate as fact-challenged individuals). The hotel heiress asks "Which is closer to us - Florida or the…
  • Nov 28

    Longevity Trends and Pension Cost

    Longevity Trends and Pension Cost
    When it comes to estimating defined benefit ("DB") plan costs, it is critical to use inputs and assumptions that make sense. Longevity is one such important factor that demands attention. Getting good answers to questions about life span…
Rank this Week: 1169

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: 1238

Cosgrove Law Securities and…

Cosgrove Law Securities and Investment Blog

News and commentary on the latest securities and investment developments.

http://securitiesandinvestmentblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?

    Are You Stuck in a REIT?
    Realty Capital Securities, LLC (RCS) is a Boston-based unit of American Realty Capital (ARC).  According to its website, ARC is a “full service investment advisory firm sponsoring a series of investment programs with an emphasis on…
  • Nov 30

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?

    What Will be on the SEC’s 2015 Exam Priorities for Investment Advisers?
    Each January, The SEC’s National Exam Program (“NEP”) issues examination priorities for the year ahead.  The priorities are based upon the SEC’s evaluation of those areas in the financial markets that it believes…
  • Nov 30

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena

    Business Torts in the Financial Industry Arena
    The attorneys at Cosgrove Law Group, LLC frequently handle business disputes on a contingent fee basis in arbitrations and the courts.  We are typically litigating in the financial industry arena where slashing, cross-checking and…
Rank this Week: 1290

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: 1330

Sharesleuth.com

Sharesleuth.com

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

http://sharesleuth.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 17

    Telestone Technologies revisited: SEC letters reveal doubts about revenues and receivable

    Telestone Technologies revisited: SEC letters reveal doubts about revenues and receivable
    Recently released letters between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Telestone Technologies Corp. (Pink Sheets: TSTC) show that regulators have significant concerns about the Chinese wireless communication company’s reported…
  • Jun 3

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection

    Guanwei Recycling Corp. and Kandi Technologies Group Inc.: The Rui Wang Connection
    A Chinese businessman who figures into a fraud case involving Guanwei Recycling Corp. (Nasdaq: GPRC) also has an intriguing connection to Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI), whose shares were allegedly manipulated by the same group.…
Rank this Week: 1374

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: 1404

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/
  • Dec 17

    Inexpensive Methods for Taking a Company Public

    Inexpensive Methods for Taking a Company Public
    Perhaps the greatest barrier to making money is having money. Every person can become his/her own investor if they just keep their eyes open to opportunities. The struggle is that most folks, once an interesting investment crosses their path,…
  • Dec 15

    Advantages of a SPAC

    Advantages of a SPAC
    Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (or SPACs) have dramatically increased in use as a viable method for taking companies public over the last decade. In many cases, the advantages of a SPAC outweigh the downside risks. In addition, the…
  • Dec 13

    C-Level Buy-In For “Going Public”–A Few Question

    C-Level Buy-In For “Going Public”–A Few Question
    When it comes to going public, eventual success requires complete buy-in from all C-level operatives. The following general questions should be helpful throughout the process. In addition to the company being prepared to go public, is…
Rank this Week: 1415

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
  • Dec 11

    Email Request For A Wire Clotheslines Stockbroker

    Email Request For A Wire Clotheslines Stockbroker
    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions and a recent FINRA regulatory settlement involving a customer's email request for a wire transfer certainly proves that point. Presented for your consideration is a stockbroker who appears to…
  • Dec 11

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com

    EMPLOYMENT TUESDAY at BrokeAndBroker.com
    A Personal Note From Bill Singer:It is with great sadness that I note the passing of my friend and veteran industry compliance professional Richard Berenger, who died on Sunday, December 14th.  Rich and I first met in 1986 during our…
  • Dec 11

    Economic Suicide Raised In Citigroup Settlement

    Economic Suicide Raised In Citigroup Settlement
    If a public customer wants to place an idiotic order or insists on engaging in trading that seems destined to commit "economic suicide," what, if any, obligation does the servicing stockbroker and the brokerage firm have? Similarly, what…
Rank this Week: 1454

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/
Rank this Week: 1460

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1501

RESPA Lawyer Blog

RESPA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.respalawyer.com/
  • Oct 31

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"

    RESPA Webinar: "Marketing Services Agreements in the New Era of RESPA Enforcement"
    October Research has scheduled a webinar for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 PM EST in which Marx Sterbcow of the Sterbcow Law Group; Charles Cain who is the Senior Vice President Midwest Agency Manager of WFG National Title…
  • Sep 30

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION

    CFPB ANNOUNCES RESPA MSA ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today, September 30, 2014, that they had entered into a Consent Order with Lighthouse Title, a Michigan title insurance agency, for entering into Marketing Service Agreements (MSAs)…
  • Sep 29

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan

    Wells Fargo announces RESPA-TILA Integrated Disclosure Form Plan
    Wells Fargo announced that effective August 1, 2015 it will control the generation and delivery of the borrower's Closing Disclosure form in anticipation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The new Closing Disclosure is a mix of…
Rank this Week: 1634

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: 1648

Financial Industry Review

Financial Industry Review

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/financial/
  • Dec 16

    Council of EU Presidency Compromise on Regulation on ECB’s Powers to Impose Sanction

    Council of EU Presidency Compromise on Regulation on ECB’s Powers to Impose Sanction
    On December 11, the Council of the EU published a note (dated December 10) that amends the ECB’s powers to impose sanctions. The ECB published its recommendation for a Council Regulation in April 2014. The recommendation aims to…
  • Dec 16

    BCBS Issues Revisions to Basel Securitization Framework

    BCBS Issues Revisions to Basel Securitization Framework
    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“BCBS“) issued revisions to the Basel II securitization framework on December 11.  The framework, which comes into effect in January 2018, forms part of the BCBS’s broader…
  • Dec 16

    EBA Publishes Risk Dashboard of EU Banking Sector for Q3 2014

    EBA Publishes Risk Dashboard of EU Banking Sector for Q3 2014
    On December 11, the European Banking Authority (“EBA“) published its risk dashboard for the third quarter of 2014, summarizing the main risks and vulnerabilities in the EU banking sector. The data reflected in this version of the…
Rank this Week: 1655

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: 1871

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: 1966

The PSLRA Nugget

The PSLRA Nugget

Covers securities class action case law. By Christopher S. Jones.

http://pslranugget.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home

    The Nugget is Moving to a New Home
    Please update your bookmarks, as the PSLRA Nugget is moving to a new easier to remember website address.  Also if you are getting this by email, and you would like to continue getting it that way, you just need to go to
  • Feb 2

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)

    Yes Shorter is Better (at least in legal briefing)
    OK, you know who you are.  The serial page extension requesters.  But Judge, we have to have 100 pages to explain it.  I know, I know, we've all done it.  And yes I agree sometimes it's necessary.  But District Judge Joy Flowers Conti…
  • Mar 18

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking

    Confidential Sources Still Alive & Kicking
    What's that? You thought Tellabs banned confidential witnesses? Well, let's not get carried away here, as there's certainly at least two ways to read that opinion. Of course, after the 7th Circuit decided Higginbotham v. Baxter, it was…
Rank this Week: 1970

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1996

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
  • Dec 12

    Are you a joint employer?

    Are you a joint employer?
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our employment colleagues, including the Chair of DLA Piper’s US Employment Group, Michael J. Sheehan; originally published here:…
  • Nov 6

    Tax reform after the mid-terms: Why we can expect Congress to act

    Tax reform after the mid-terms: Why we can expect Congress to act
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Evan Migdail, Bruce Thompson and Linda Pfatteicher; originally published here: http://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2014/11/tax-reform-after-the-mid-terms/. While…
  • Oct 16

    Why do VCs require legal opinions in venture deals?

    Why do VCs require legal opinions in venture deals?
    Contributed by Jeffrey A. Showalter Most large venture deals require that the Company’s outside legal counsel issue a customary legal opinion, addressed to the investors in the financing, in order to give the investors comfort that…
Rank this Week: 2081

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/
  • Oct 25

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse

    UBS in Web of Puerto Rico Bond Funds Suffering Massive Losse
    Puerto Rico bond funds have been suffering massive losses recently and regulators have already taken action. According to the SEC, UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico Inc. (“UBS”) misled thousands of its retail investors in 23…
  • Dec 9

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup

    Bloomberg Update on $383M Client Case v. Citigroup
    Below is a piece by Bloomberg on our firm's $383 million claim against Citigroup. There's more on this case on the firm's website at http://www.riklawfirm.com/ Citigroup’s Mathur Said to Depart With Hybrid Traders as Pandit Cuts Jobs By…
  • Dec 1

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case

    American Lawyer Piece on Firm's Citigroup Case
    Below is an American Lawyer piece which explains our clients' pending $383 million FINRA arbitration against Citigroup. It goes on to talk about how there are more and more large and complex cases at FINRA. It's true. As partner John Rich…
Rank this Week: 2126

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: 2227

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: 2319

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
  • Dec 4

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

    The 2015 Proxy Season: Glass Lewis and ISS Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines Update
    By Rene Sorell, Jonathan Grant, Ian C. Michael, Matthew Cumming and Matthew Griffin With the 2015 Proxy Season close at hand, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) recently released their…
  • Nov 24

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?

    Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used in Proxy Contests?
    By Matthew Cumming, Shane C. D'Souza and Matthew Griffin This is the final article in our mini-tender trilogy. We have previously discussed mini-tender offers from the perspectives of the offeror, and the issuer and shareholders. This article…
  • Nov 18

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?

    “Golden Leashes” are back: Will shareholder activists win this round?
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break this past proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Third Point LLC proposed so-called “golden leash”…
Rank this Week: 2411

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/
  • Nov 15

    Yet Another Reason to Handle Consumer Electronic Consents Correctly

    Yet Another Reason to Handle Consumer Electronic Consents Correctly
    From time to time, clients balk when I describe the components of an effective consumer consent to an electronic transaction.  They say "I've seen lots of other websites, and they don't require this."  They are correct, in…
  • Nov 6

    Combatting Financial Exploitation: A New Tool

    Combatting Financial Exploitation: A New Tool
    This week, I had the privilege to join a distinguished panel of experts for a series of training webinars on combatting financial exploitation of the elderly and disabled.  The webinar was coordinated by the NC Administrative Office of…
  • Nov 6

    A Message to New North Carolina Lawyer

    A Message to New North Carolina Lawyer
    The following article was published by the NC Bar Association in The Advocate earlier this month.  If you know any newly-licensed lawyers in North Carolina, I encourage you to share it with them:Welcome to the YLDby Matt Cordell,…
Rank this Week: 2456

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

    Market Transparency

    Market Transparency
    Market Transparency and Accountability Act of 2009 Misses the Mark R. Tamara de Silva February 22, 2009
  • Aug 19

    Proposed Regulation

    Proposed Regulation
    Proposed Regulations, If Needed, Ought to Value Assets Better R. Tamara de Silva August 19, 2009 Are the United States Treasury, along with the Executive and Legislative branches looking everywhere but at the causes of the financial crisis…
Rank this Week: 2739

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Dec 17

    Megatrends in M&A: 3 Key Regional Opportunitie

    Megatrends in M&A: 3 Key Regional Opportunitie
    With the rise in frequency of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in Africa, the 26 percent growth of M&A in the Middle East this year and the global volume and value of M&A at its highest for years in the first three quarters of…
  • Dec 10

    Rise in Middle East IWPs as Demand for Water Increase

    Rise in Middle East IWPs as Demand for Water Increase
    The majority of the world’s desalination plants are located in the Middle East and we are likely to see a further increase given the region’s increasing water consumption and general water scarcity. GCC demand for desalinate water…
  • Dec 8

    3 Top Legal Issues to Tackle on Solar Project

    3 Top Legal Issues to Tackle on Solar Project
    The Middle East and North Africa region is on the cusp of a new energy revolution. US$50 billion has been set aside for investment in solar power projects by 2020, as MENA governments seek to maximise the long term value of their hydrocarbon…
Rank this Week: 2778

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: 2789