Barbara R. Mendelson

Barbara R. Mendelson

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Federal Reserve Officially Extends Volcker Rule Conformance Period with Respect to “Legacy Covered Funds” to July 21, 2017

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”), consistent with its previously announced intention, extended the conformance period with respect to investments in and relationships with covered funds...more

7/12/2016 - Banking Sector Deadlines Federal Reserve Foreign Investment Hedge Funds Legacy Funds Popular Private Equity Funds Time Extensions Volcker Rule

FinCEN Finalizes Customer Due Diligence Rule for Legal Entity Customers

On May 11th, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, published a Final Rule (the “Rule”) on customer due diligence after a four-year rulemaking process. The Rule...more

5/17/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering Beneficial Owner Due Diligence Final Rules FinCEN Patriot Act

Federal Reserve Proposes Revisions to Form FR Y-7Q to Incorporate Capital Adequacy Standard Reporting Requirements for Foreign...

On Monday, April 4, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Federal Reserve”) proposed a revision to Form FR Y-7Q to incorporate the capital adequacy standard reporting requirements for foreign banking...more

4/12/2016 - FBOs Federal Reserve G-SIB Leverage Ratio Reporting Requirements

Agencies Issue Guidance on Capital Deduction Requirement under the Volcker Rule for Investments in Collateralized Debt Obligations...

On Friday, March 4, 2016, the Volcker Inter-Agency Group posted a new frequently asked question (FAQ 21), clarifying the capital deduction requirement under the Volcker Rule for investments in Qualifying TruPS CDOs. FAQ 21...more

3/11/2016 - Bank Holding Company Banks Capital Requirements Collateralized Debt Obligations Deductions Hedge Funds Investment Funds Private Equity Volcker Rule

Navigating Iran Sanctions after JCPOA’s Implementation Day

The announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency on January 16, 2016, that the Government of Iran has satisfied its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), has triggered “Implementation...more

1/21/2016 - EU Exports Implementation Day International Atomic Energy Agency Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Licensing Rules Nuclear Power OFAC SDN List

Agencies Issue Guidance for Foreign Banking Entities on the Application of the Marketing Restriction for the Volcker Rule’s SOTUS...

On Friday, February 27, 2015, the Volcker Inter-Agency Group posted a new frequently asked question (FAQ 13), clarifying the scope of the so-called “marketing restriction” under the SOTUS covered fund exemption. The SOTUS...more

3/3/2015 - Covered Funds Exemptions Foreign Banks Marketing Trade Restrictions Volcker Rule

Federal Reserve Issues Guidance on Implementation Plans and Other Enhanced Prudential Standards for Foreign Banking Organizations

On June 26, 2014, the Federal Reserve Board (“Board”) published on its website responses to frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) relating to enhanced prudential standards under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act and its...more

7/1/2014 - Dodd-Frank FBOs Federal Reserve Regulation YY

Argentina Ruling Doesn't Address Non-FSIA Discovery Limits

In its latest decision interpreting the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that any claim of immunity by a foreign state must rise or fall based on the text of the FSIA. Because the...more

6/27/2014 - Argentina v NML Capital Discovery FSIA SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity

Supreme Court Holds that the FSIA Does Not Limit Post-Judgment Discovery

In its latest decision interpreting the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), the Supreme Court made clear that any claim of immunity by a foreign state must rise or fall based on the text of the FSIA. Because the FSIA...more

6/17/2014 - Debt Restructuring Discovery Foreign Official FSIA Immunity Injunctions Jurisdiction NML v Argentina Pari Passu SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity

Summary of Final Rule Imposing Enhanced Prudential Standards on FBOs

Last week, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Board”) issued its long-awaited final enhanced prudential rule (Regulation YY) under Section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Final Rule”) for bank holding companies and foreign...more

2/25/2014 - Banks Dodd-Frank FBOs Federal Reserve Foreign Banks Prudential Standards Regulation YY

The Volcker Rule: Impact of the Final Rule on Foreign Banking Organizations

On December 10, 2013, the Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, SEC, and CFTC (the “Agencies”) issued the long-awaited final rule (“Final Rule”) construing the Volcker Rule. The Volcker Rule generally prohibits banking entities — a...more

12/12/2013 - CFTC Exemptions Extraterritoriality Rules FDIC Federal Reserve Foreign Banks OCC Proprietary Trading SEC Sovereign Debt Volcker Rule

Inter-Governmental Task Force Recommends Extending Anti-Money Laundering Measures to Telecoms, Software Companies and Other...

The Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) recently released a white paper entitled “Guidance for a Risk Based-Approach: Prepaid Cards, Mobile Payments and Internet-based Payment Services” (“Guidance”). The Guidance contains...more

7/23/2013 - Anti-Money Laundering Financial Action Task Force Mobile Payments Risk Assessment Risk Management Telecommunications

Fed Comes to the Rescue: Interim Final Rule for Foreign Banks under Lincoln Amendment

In a move that will be welcomed by the U.S. foreign bank community and its clients, the Federal Reserve Board yesterday issued an interim final rule that accords foreign banks’ uninsured U.S. branches and agencies parity with...more

6/7/2013 - Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Foreign Banks IDIs Swaps

FDIC Proposes to Nix Insurance for Dually Payable Deposits—With an Upside and a Nod to International Cooperation

On February 12, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) proposed for public comment a rule that would exclude from federal deposit insurance coverage those deposits made at insured U.S. banks that are payable at a...more

2/22/2013 - EU FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Act Financial Services Authority Foreign Banks Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks Uninsured Deposits

Dodd-Frank Implementation: Navigating the Road Ahead

Table of Contents: Introduction; Financial Stability Reform; Resolution Planning; Agencies and Agency Oversight Reform; Securitization Reform; Derivatives Regulation; Investor Protection Reform; Credit Rating Agency...more

12/29/2012 - Capital Requirements CFPB Corporate Governance Credit Ratings Derivatives Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Financial Stability Acts Foreign Banks Mortgage Loan Originators Mortgages Securitization Servicing Policies Volcker Rule

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