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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits debt collectors from using "any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any debt."
Mayer Brown
Last week the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection ("BCFP" or "Bureau") issued guidance
Arnold & Porter
On Sept. 11, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection issued an interagency statement.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
ISDA published a supplement (the "benchmarks supplement") that allows market participants to improve the "contractual robustness" of their interest rate, FX, equity and commodities transactions.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
A futures trader and trading firm agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle CFTC charges related to a "spoofing" scheme to create the appearance of an order book imbalance.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
IOSCO provided guidance on the methods by which its members can ensure that retail investors are protected from OTC leveraged products.
Ford & Harrison LLP
On September 12, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the federal agency which oversees the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) issued an interim final rule updating the agency's model FCRA notice
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Andrew Beer, Managing Partner at Dynamic Beta Investments notes that for liquid alternative ETFs to gain momentum, they need to meet three objectives to work ...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Intralinks and Global Fund Media surveyed global LPs on how they view alternative investment opportunities over the next 12 months.
Troutman Sanders LLP
We have posted several new topics to the Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor blog throughout the month of August.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight ("DSIO") affirmed that it would not recommend any enforcement action against several commodity pool operators ("CPOs") for failing to register as a CPO.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight granted exemptive relief to a commodity pool operator ("CPO") from the requirement to deliver quarterly account statements to pool participants within 30 days of each quarter.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz discussed ways in which he believes a lack of transparency during the financial crisis has been addressed ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SIFMA and the Bank Policy Institute (collectively, the "associations") submitted comments to the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC (collectively, the "agencies") ...
Reed Smith
Earlier this week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that the New Jersey Bureau of Securities would start rulemaking to "impose a fiduciary duty on all New Jersey investment professionals.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
As regulators in Europe and elsewhere have done, U.S. banking regulators have introduced new regulations designed to facilitate the resolution of a global systemically important bank (GSIB).
Ropes & Gray LLP
ISDA recently published the ISDA 2018 U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol, which is now open for adherence.
Arnold & Porter
In May, President Donald Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the "Growth Act").
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Even though practitioners are awaiting proposed regulations on the new opportunity zone provision, interested parties are already starting to set up qualified opportunity funds to pool investor capital.
Pryor Cashman LLP
On September 10, 2018, the New York Department of Financial Services granted approvals to Paxos and Gemini to offer price-stable cryptocurrencies, or "stablecoins," signifying that regulators are open...
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If there was ever a regulatory grace period for virtual currencies and blockchain technology, it is officially over.
BakerHostetler
On Dec. 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with three defendants who it alleged partook in deceptive, abusive and unfair debt collection practices ...
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Law students interested in practicing transactional law, from M&A to securities transactions, often ask how much business experience and training they need in order to launch a successful career.
Mayer Brown
On July 26, 2018, the Federal Reserve Board ("FRB") announced the launch of a new publication called the Consumer Compliance Supervision Bulletin.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") yesterday announced that it is now accepting applications for national bank charters from nondepository banking institutions.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Martin J. Gruenberg, former Chair of the FDIC and current board member, expressed concern regarding a proposal to amend the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio capital ("eSLR").
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On August 17, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to certain of its disclosure requirements that have become redundant, duplicative ...
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
What's in a name? For debt collectors, the answer potentially is years of litigation according to the Third Circuit's recent opinion in Levins v. Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group LLC.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Effective August 1, 2018, the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the Delaware LLC Act) allows a Delaware limited liability company (an LLC) ...
WilmerHale
On August 28, 2018, the US Senate confirmed Dan M. Berkowitz and Dawn D. Stump to be commissioners of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, returning the Commission to its full five-person complement.
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