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Unsettled Settlements(?): The Effect of an Invalidated Recess Appointment on the CFPB Director’s Authority to Settle Proceedings

The constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is being challenged in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the...more

3/12/2013

FCC Overhauls Experimental Licensing Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced a significant overhaul of its experimental licensing rules designed to make it easier for higher education institutions, manufacturers and health care facilities...more

2/6/2013 - Compliance Testing License Conventional Licence Critical Service Bands Experimental License FCC Importation Limits Licensing Rules Manufacturers Market Trials Marketing Medical Testing License Notice Requirements Radio Stations Residential Trials Restricted Frequency Bands Spectrum Trade Shows

Court Decision Jeopardizes CFPB Nominee

On Friday, January 25, 2013, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down as unconstitutional President Obama’s 2012 “recess appointments” of three members of the National...more

1/28/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB CFPB NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments Richard Cordray

Mobile Payments Risks

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently published a report in the agency’s “Supervisory Highlights” journal concerning the growth of mobile payments and the responsibility of banks and non-bank third parties...more

12/20/2012 - CFPB FDIC Federal Reserve FTC Mobile Devices Mobile Payments

Record Fines against HSBC for Repeated Bank Secrecy Act and OFAC Violations

Following on the heels of the $15 million settlement against First Bank of Delaware for significant Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering violations (as we reported on here), the Treasury Department and three federal...more

12/17/2012 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank Secrecy Act FinCEN HSBC OCC OFAC Penalties

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