Andrew Olmem

Andrew Olmem

Venable LLP

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Senate Banking Committee Leaders Reach Agreement on Housing Finance Reform

Yesterday, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) announced that they have reached a broad agreement to overhaul the housing finance market and wind down Fannie Mae and...more

3/14/2014 - Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Housing Finance Reform

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -...more

2/6/2014 - CFPB CMS Compliance DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman FDA Federal Contractors Food Safety Food Supply Foreign Corporations Healthcare Jurisdiction Medicare SCOTUS SEC

What to Look for in 2014 – CFPB Regulatory Outlook

What now? That's a question that consumer financial products and services providers, their advertisers and marketers, and related vendors have been eagerly asking about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Since...more

1/27/2014 - CFPB Compliance Debt Collection Enforcement Jurisdiction

The Volcker Rule: Overview and Compliance Requirements

Background on the Final Rule - On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange...more

1/20/2014 - Bank Holding Company Act Banking Sector Compliance Dodd-Frank Final Rules Financial Regulatory Reform Hedge Funds Hedging Investors Market Making Private Equity Funds Proprietary Trading Reporting Requirements Underwriting Volcker Rule

CFPB 2014 Regulatory Outlook: Nonbanks

In this presentation: •Welcome •A look back at 2013 •Enforcement Actions: - Who’s at risk and what to expect •Nonbank Supervision and Examination: - Lessons learned and which markets are...more

1/9/2014 - Arbitration CFPB Compliance Debt Collection Enforcement Actions Loans Mortgages Nonbank Firms

Business News Digest – December 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fifth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; Incentives Still Lacking - Advertising Law News & Analysis - November 1, 2013 Edition - November 7, 2013 Edition - November 14,...more

12/6/2013 - Advertising Athletes Bullying CFPB Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework E-Commerce Embezzlement FDA Fraud Grants Hazing Internet Investigations NFL NIST Non-Profits Private Funds Procurement Guidelines Retailers SEC

Business News Digest – November 2013

In this issue: - Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market - SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry - Broken Windows and...more

11/6/2013 - Advertising Asset Management Compliance Crowdfunding Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Enforcement Internet JOBS Act Mary Jo White Mortgage-Backed Securities Mortgages Native Advertising NIST SEC

House Passes Retail Investor Protection Act

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2374, the Retail Investor Protection Act of 2013, by a vote of 254-166. The bill prohibits the Secretary of Labor from prescribing any regulation under ERISA...more

11/4/2013 - Broker-Dealer ERISA Investors SEC Securities Exchange Act

Senate Banking Committee Continues Examination of Housing Finance Reform

Yesterday, the Senate Banking Committee continued its examination of housing finance reform with a hearing entitled “Essentials of a Functioning Housing Finance System for Consumers.” The witnesses were: Mr. Eric Stein,...more

11/1/2013 - Borrowers Financing Housing Finance Reform Lenders Loss Mitigation Mortgages Senate Banking Committee Underwriting

FIRREA: The DOJ’s Expansive (and Expensive) Tool of Choice

A series of recent court rulings has effectively expanded the Department of Justice’s authority to investigate and prosecute banks for claims related to the financial crisis. These rulings have broadly interpreted a...more

10/10/2013 - Banks CFPB Civil Monetary Penalty DOJ FIRREA Fraud Great Recession SEC

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short...more

10/4/2013 - Banks Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Executive Compensation Financial Regulatory Reform NIST Pay Ratio SCORE Act SEC Security Clearance Short Sales Social Media Transparency User-Generated Content

SEC Requests Public Comment on OFR Study of Risks in the Asset Management Industry

On September 30th, the Securities and Exchange Commission requested comments from the public regarding a recently released study by the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research (OFR). The study, Asset Management and...more

10/3/2013 - Asset Management Dodd-Frank FSOC SEC SIFIs

Banking Committee Focuses on Private-Label Mortgage-Backed Securities Market

On October 1st, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs continued its examination of housing finance reform with a hearing entitled “Fundamentals of a Functioning Private Label Mortgage Backed...more

10/3/2013 - Eminent Domain Housing Market Mortgage-Backed Securities Mortgages Senate Banking Committee

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with...more

8/8/2013 - Advertising CFPB Colleges Compliance Construction Site HIPAA Iran IRS JOBS Act New Regulations Non-Profits Nonbank Firms Private Placements Proposed Regulation Rule 506 Offerings SEC Storm Water Universities

SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings

In a previous client alert we discussed rules proposed in August 2012 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) to allow for general solicitation, or public advertising, in private securities offerings...more

7/19/2013 - Advertising General Solicitation JOBS Act Private Placements Regulation D Rule 144A Rule 506 Offerings SEC Securities Act of 1933

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