Jeffrey M. Werthan

Jeffrey M. Werthan

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Banking Agencies Adopt Enhanced Supplementary Leverage Ratio Final Rule

On April 8, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, Agencies) adopted a final rule to strengthen the leverage ratio...more

4/17/2014 - Banks FDIC Federal Reserve Leverage Ratio OCC

Federal Reserve Extends Compliance Deadline for CLOs

On April 7, the Federal Reserve Board (Board) announced that it intends to exercise its authority to give banking entities two additional one-year extensions to conform their ownership interests in, and sponsorship of,...more

4/17/2014 - Banks Collateralized Loan Obligations Federal Reserve Time Extensions Volcker Rule

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 15

In this issue: - SEC Issues New FAQs on Conflict Minerals - SEC Issues Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Amendments to the Broker-Dealer Reporting Rule - FINRA Requests Comment on Rules Regarding...more

4/14/2014 - Broker-Dealer CFTC Collateralized Loan Obligations Conflict Mineral Rules FINRA Leverage Capital Ratio MTFs SEC Swaps

OCC Issues Garnishment Guidance

On April 1, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the “Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments” booklet, which is new to the Comptroller’s Handbook. The booklet contains interagency...more

4/10/2014 - Banks Compliance Garnishment OCC Wage Garnishment

Agencies Issue Interim Final TruPs CDOs Rule, Effective April 1

On January 14, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Securities and Exchange Commission and the...more

4/10/2014 - Collateralized Debt Obligations Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve Trust Preferred Securities Volcker Rule

Agencies Issue Denial of Service Guidance and Guidance on ATMs

On April 3, the members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union...more

4/10/2014 - ATMs Banks Cyber Attacks Data Breach Data Protection Encryption Heartbleed

OCC Issues “Asset-Based Lending” Booklet

On March 27, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a new asset-based lending handbook. This booklet “expands the asset-based lending (ABL) examination fundamentals discussed in the ‘Accounts Receivable...more

4/9/2014 - Asset-Based Methodology Lending OCC

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 14

In this issue: - SEC Requests Comment on FINRA Rules - CFTC Issues Interpretation Regarding Auditor Independence Standards - OTC Derivatives Regulators Group Issues Report to G20 - NFA...more

4/7/2014 - Auditors Audits CFTC FATF FINRA G20 NFA ORC SEC Securities Fraud Virtual Currency

Federal Reserve Approves Final Rule Regulating Bank Holding Companies and Foreign Banking Organizations

On February 18, the Federal Reserve Board (Federal Reserve) approved a Final Rule to enhance supervision over the largest US bank holding companies (BHCs) and the largest foreign banking organizations (FBOs) with operations...more

2/26/2014 - Bank Holding Company Banks Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Foreign Banks

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 8

In this issue: - OTC Markets Proposes Amendments to OTCQX Rules and New Rules for US Banks - SEC Approves Changes to FINRA BrokerCheck Disclosure Rule 8312 - SEC to Examine Never-Before Examined...more

2/24/2014 - Bank Holding Company Banking Sector Broker-Dealer Disclosure Requirements Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Financial Regulatory Reform FINRA Foreign Banks Investment Adviser IRS OTC SEC Tax Preparers Tax Returns

FFIEC Revises Items to Be Reported on Call Reports; Items Include Remittances and Websites Soliciting Deposits

On January 24, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced that it has approved several revisions to the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) for implementation as of March...more

1/29/2014 - FFIEC Remittance Transfer Rule Websites

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 4

In this issue: - ISS Updating QuickScore Methodology and Opening Data Validation Period - First MAT Determinations Are Deemed Certified - CFTC Interdivisional Working Group to Review Swap...more

1/27/2014 - Burger King CFTC Electronic Trading FFIEC Insider Trading ISS LLC NFA SEC Swaps

Agencies Retreat on TruPS CDOs

Following the filing of a lawsuit by the American Bankers Association (ABA) and others, on January 14, five federal agencies approved an interim final rule to permit banking entities to retain interests in certain...more

1/23/2014 - American Bankers Association Collateralized Debt Obligations Dodd-Frank Proprietary Trading Trust Preferred Securities Volcker Rule

OCC Proposes Risk Guidelines for Large Banks; Plans to Apply Part 30 to Federal Savings Institutions

On January 16, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a proposal setting forth new standards based on the agency’s heightened expectations program for large national banks and federal savings...more

1/23/2014 - Banks Compliance FDIA Federal Savings Associations OCC

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 3

In this issue: - CFTC Issues No-Action Relief to FCMs Relating to Enhanced Customer Protection Rules - Eleventh Circuit Upholds Directors’ Affirmative Defenses Based on FDIC’s Post-Receivership Conduct -...more

1/20/2014 - Affirmative Defenses Banks CFTC Collateralized Debt Obligations Directors FCMs FDIC Insider Trading No-Action Relief OCC Professional Liability Receivership Scienter Trust Preferred Securities

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Resolve CDO-TruPS Controversy

In the latest installment of the Volcker Rule’s collateralized debt obligation-trust preferred securities (CDO-TruPS) controversy, on January 8, two House Financial Service Committee members introduced a bill to exempt...more

1/16/2014 - Banking Sector Collateralized Debt Obligations Community Banks Dodd-Frank Trust Preferred Securities Volcker Rule

Agencies Appear to Signal Retreat on CDO TruPS Issue

In the wake of the American Bankers Association’s lawsuit challenging the Volcker Rule’s treatment of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) backed by trust preferred securities (TruPS), the Office of the Comptroller of the...more

1/9/2014 - American Bankers Association Banks Collateralized Debt Obligations Proprietary Trading Trust Preferred Securities Volcker Rule

Agencies Issue Proposed Guidance on Tax Allocation Agreements Between Insured institutions and Their Holding Companies

On December 19, banking agencies including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the agencies)...more

12/26/2013 - Bank Holding Company Commercial Bankruptcy Corporate Taxes FDIC Income Taxes Tax Refunds

Federal Financial Regulators Extend Comment Period for Proposed Policy Statement on Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices of...

On December 19, six federal financial regulatory agencies announced that they are extending the comment period for their proposed policy statement for assessing diversity policies and practices of the institutions they...more

12/26/2013 - Diversity Dodd-Frank

Five Agencies Issue Final Volcker Implementation Rules; Small Banks Win Exemptions

On December 10, five financial regulatory agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission...more

12/17/2013 - Banks CEOs Compliance Proprietary Trading Volcker Rule

FinCEN Issues Advisory on Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on December 4 issued an advisory to financial institutions based on the Financial Action Task Force’s updated lists of jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and...more

12/12/2013 - Anti-Money Laundering Anti-Terrorism Financing Banking Sector FinCEN

Three Financial Regulators Set Volcker Rule Meeting Date

On December 3, three of the five regulators charged with writing the Volcker Rule released notices that they will hold votes on the rule. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal...more

12/6/2013 - CFTC FDIC Federal Reserve Volcker Rule

Federal Reserve and CFPB Announce New Thresholds for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions

On November 20, the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced they are increasing the dollar thresholds in Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing) for...more

11/27/2013 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Regulation M Regulation Z TILA

Agencies Release a Regulatory Capital Estimation Tool for Community Banks

The federal bank regulatory agencies on November 19 released an estimation tool to help community banks understand the potential effects of the recently revised regulatory capital framework on their capital ratios. The...more

11/27/2013 - Basel III Capital Estimation Tool Capital Requirements Community Banks Dodd-Frank

OCC and FDIC Issue Guidance on Deposit Advance Loans

On November 21, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued final supervisory “guidance” to supervised financial institutions that offer or may consider...more

11/27/2013 - Compliance Deposit Advances FDIC Loans OCC

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