Christina Grigorian

Christina Grigorian

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 22

BROKER-DEALER FINRA - Issues Guidance With Respect to Stop Orders and Volatile Market Conditions - On May 26, FINRA issued guidance encouraging firms to review their policies with respect to the use of stop orders...more

6/6/2016 - CFPB Comment Period EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Federal Reserve Foreign Exchanges Payday Loans Position Limits Proposed Regulation SEFs Shadow Banking UK

CFPB Issues Proposed Rule to Restrict the Use of Mandatory Arbitration Clauses and Class Action Waivers

If implemented, the Proposed Rule will result in an increase in class action lawsuits against consumer finance companies that currently include class action waivers in their contracts. Please see full Advisory below for...more

5/17/2016 - CFPB Class Action Arbitration Waivers Consumer Financial Contracts Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Proposed Regulation

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 12

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Issues No-Action Relief Pursuant to Rule 14a-8(i)(9) - As previously reported in the Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest edition of October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission's...more

3/28/2016 - CD&I Federal Reserve No-Action Relief Prepaid Payment Products Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposals

CFPB Finalizes Minor Changes to “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Rules

On January 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized two minor modifications to the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rules. The changes, which were proposed in October 2014, address when consumers...more

1/29/2015 - CFPB Disclosure Requirements Mortgages Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

OCC Issues New Comptroller’s Handbook Sections Relating to Securities Compliance, Litigation and Conflicts of Interest

On January 22, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the “Government Securities Act” booklet of the Comptroller’s Handbook. This new booklet, part of the Securities Compliance series, consolidates certain...more

1/28/2015 - Conflicts of Interest Handbooks OCC Regulatory Standards Securities Securities Litigation

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume X, Issue 3

In this issue: - SEC Chair Directs Staff to Review Commission Rule Excluding Conflicting Proxy Proposals - SEC Comments on FINRA's Proposed Rule Amendment to Increase Pricing Disclosure - CFTC Grants...more

1/26/2015 - Broker-Dealer Canada CFTC Class Action Conflicts of Interest European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) FINRA Forex Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Hong Kong Mary Jo White Mexico Mining Mortgages NFA OCC Proposed Regulation Proxy Access Rule PSLRA Scienter SEC Securities Shareholder Proposals Threshold Requirements Whole Foods

DFS Superintendent Lawsky Discusses Revised BitLicense Framework

On December 18, New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky delivered remarks on the revised BitLicense framework at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC. If adopted, the...more

12/29/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Bitcoin BitLicense Department of Financial Services Popular Regulatory Standards Virtual Currency

Conference of State Bank Supervisors Issues Draft Model Regulatory Framework on Virtual Currency

On December 16, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), a state banking watchdog group, released a draft model regulatory framework on virtual currency (Draft Framework) that is less stringent than the originally...more

12/29/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Bitcoin BitLicense Regulatory Agenda Virtual Currency

IRS Issues Pronouncement on Virtual Currencies

On March 25, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2014-21 (notice) containing guidance and frequently asked questions relating to virtual currencies such as bitcoins. Among other clarifications, the notice states...more

4/4/2014 - Bitcoin IRS Virtual Currency

FinCEN Issues MSB Guidance for Bitcoin Miners, Investors and Software Developers

On January 30, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published two administrative rulings (Administrative Rulings) clarifying that certain participants in the Bitcoin economy (and other convertible virtual...more

2/6/2014 - Bank Secrecy Act Bitcoin FinCEN Virtual Currency

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 5

In this issue: - FTC Announces New Filing Thresholds for Hart-Scott-Rodino Pre-Merger Notifications - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues Three C&DIs Relating to “Unbundling Rule” - NFA Members...more

2/4/2014 - Bitcoin Bundling Rules CFTC Derivative Suit FinCEN FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Insider Trading NFA Pre-Merger Filing Requirements SEC Shareholder Litigation Shareholders The Clayton Act Virtual Currency

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Final Qualified Mortgage Rule and Proposed Amendments to Ability to Repay Rule

On January 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a final rule (ATR Rule) to implement provisions related to the ability to repay (ATR) standards and the definition of a “qualified mortgage” (QM) as...more

2/1/2013 - Ability-to-Repay CFPB Dodd-Frank Qualified Mortgage Rule

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Final Mortgage Servicing Rules

On January 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) published its final rules related to consumer mortgage loan servicing....more

1/22/2013 - CFPB Mortgage Loan Servicing Standards

The FTC’s Interim Final Red Flags Rule: What It Means for Non-Bank, Short-Term Consumer Lenders

On November 30, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an interim final rule related to its identity theft “Red Flags Rule” that amends the regulatory definition of “creditor” to make it consistent with the revised...more

1/14/2013 - Consumer Lenders Creditors FTC Lenders Red Flags Rule

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