Andrew Caplan

Andrew Caplan

K&L Gates LLP

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Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From the FTC’s Enforcement History

In 2014, cybersecurity and data breach incidents regularly made the headlines, with the reported breaches becoming increasingly large and complex. As in the past, these data breaches have inevitably been followed by a flurry...more

12/23/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Enforcement Actions FTC

New York Department of Financial Services Unveils “New Cyber Security Examination Process”: Five Key Takeaways

On December 10, 2014, Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky of the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”) announced a “New Cyber Security Examination Process” (the “New Examination Process”) for New York-chartered and...more

12/22/2014 - Banking Examinations Banking Sector Banks Cybersecurity Risk Assessment

HUD Issues QM Proposal for Comment: There is a “There” There

This week, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) weighed in on its proposed version of a Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”) Qualified Mortgage (“QM”). Although the Consumer Financial...more

10/7/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Fair Housing Act (FHA) Housing Market HUD Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule

Housing Finance Reform Efforts Heat Up in Summer Session

This summer has brought a wave of housing finance reform efforts in both chambers of Congress. Legislators are finally proposing ways to downsize and eliminate two housing finance giants – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the...more

8/28/2013 - Fair Housing Act (FHA) Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Housing Finance Reform Mortgages

Was Chicken Little an Optimist?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued a true game changer on January 10, 2013, with its Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule (the “Final Rule” or the “Rule”). Some industry observers seem to...more


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