Ryan Chapoteau

Ryan Chapoteau

Sedgwick LLP

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Credit Crunch Digest -- September 2014

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on the push by the Federal Reserve for the creation of a Libor alternative; additional updates on high-frequency trading lawsuits; settlements of residential mortgage backed...more

10/10/2014 - Asset-Backed Securities Bernie Madoff Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve High Frequency Trading Lending Libor Morgan Stanley Mortgages Ponzi Scheme Rating Agencies RMBS SEC U.S. Treasury

Credit Crunch Digest -- August 2014

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on Libor yen manipulation; Bank of America’s nearly $17 billion settlement with regulators; ongoing investigations into “dark pool” trading; a $1.3 billion fine imposed on Bank...more

9/3/2014 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Appeals Automotive Loans Bank of America Bernie Madoff Countrywide Dark Pool Dodd-Frank Feeder Funds General Motors Goldman Sachs Libor Securitization Settlement

Credit Crunch Digest -- July 2014

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on upcoming Libor-related litigation before the Supreme Court and a recent Libor settlement; Citigroup’s $7 billion settlement with the Department of Justice; BNP Paribus’ guilty...more

8/5/2014 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Banks Citigroup Dodd-Frank DOJ Foreign Banks Libor SEC Whistleblowers

Credit Crunch Digest

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on ongoing civil lawsuits and regulatory investigations into Libor manipulation by large banks, including the possible imposition of new criminal penalties by U.K. authorities...more

7/11/2014 - Bank of America Banking Sector Banks Currency Manipulation Dodd-Frank DOJ False Claims Act Insurers Libor Mortgages UK Wells Fargo

Credit Crunch Digest -- May 2014

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on ongoing investigations into Libor manipulation by Deutsche Bank; fines against Barclays stemming from manipulation of the gold market; a warning by the SEC regarding Bitcoins;...more

6/16/2014 - Bank of America Banks Barclays Bitcoins Deutsche Bank Dodd-Frank Foreign Banks Libor Market Manipulation SEC

Credit Crunch Digest -- April 2014

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on Barclays’ settlement of two important U.K. Libor lawsuits; the reversal of a Libor-related securities action dismissal by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; a former Tullett...more

5/5/2014 - Bank of America Banks Barclays Dodd-Frank Employer Liability Issues Foreign Banks Foreign Exchanges Libor Mortgage-Backed Securities Termination UK Whistleblowers

New Jersey Legislature Passes Superstorm Sandy Bill of Rights

We previously reported on the New Jersey legislature’s attempt to pass reform bills as a response to Superstorm Sandy. Although New Jersey Assembly Bill A3710 died when referred to the Financial Institutions and Insurance...more

4/2/2014 - Hurricane Sandy Natural Disasters

Credit Crunch Digest

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on recent developments in Libor and the Foreign Exchange market litigation; Credit Suisse’s $885 million mortgage settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Irving...more

4/2/2014 - Banks Bernie Madoff Clawbacks Dodd-Frank FHFA Foreign Exchanges Fraud Libor Mortgages Ponzi Scheme Settlement Stress Tests

Credit Crunch Digest - February 2014

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on developments in a major Barclays Libor-related case; a multibillion-dollar Bank of America settlement with mortgage securities investors; Morgan Stanley’s settlement with the...more

2/27/2014 - Bank of America Banks Barclays Dodd-Frank FHFA Fraud Libor Morgan Stanley Mortgage-Backed Securities Ponzi Scheme

Credit Crunch Digest - January 2014

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on new fines and criminal charges in Libor-related cases; the staggering potential costs of resolving lawsuits filed by regulators against the major banks; a settlement in the...more

1/30/2014 - Banks Bernie Madoff DOJ Enforcement Fraud Goldman Sachs JPMorgan Chase Libor Mortgage-Backed Securities Ponzi Scheme SEC Volcker Rule

Credit Crunch Digest - December 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on recent developments in Libor-related cases; Credit Suisse’s challenge to the New York Attorney General’s mortgage-backed securities case; Bank of America’s settlement in a...more

12/30/2013 - Assured Guaranty Corp. Bank of America Class Action Countrywide Credit Suisse FDIC JPMorgan Chase Libor Mortgage-Backed Securities Mortgages Proprietary Trading Statute of Limitations Volcker Rule

Credit Crunch Digest -- November 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on new Libor cases filed against major banks and an update regarding two U.K. Libor cases; a jury verdict against Bank of America in connection with conduct by Countrywide;...more

11/29/2013 - Bank of America Bear Sterns Countrywide Dodd-Frank DOJ Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac JPMorgan Chase Libor Mortgage-Backed Securities Mortgages Penalties Royal Bank of Scotland SEC Swaps

Lance Armstrong Confession Injects New Life Into Insurance-Related Arbitration Dispute

Here is a cautionary tale for insurers with respect to the enforceability of settlement agreements. SCA Promotions, Inc. (SCA), a Dallas-based company that offers prize indemnification insurance to athletes, has been...more

11/13/2013 - Arbitration Athletes Doping Jurisdiction Lance Armstrong

Credit Crunch Digest -- October 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on the indictment of former ICAP employees for rate fixing of the yen Libor; a new lawsuit filed against global banks for their involvement in Libor manipulation schemes; a...more

11/1/2013 - Bank of America Countrywide Fannie Mae Fraud Freddie Mac ICAP JPMorgan Chase Libor Mortgage Loan Servicing Standards Mortgages NCUA Ponzi Scheme SEC Settlement SLUSA Wells Fargo Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Credit Crunch Digest -- September 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on JPMorgan’s $920 million “London Whale” settlement; interdealer broker fines for Libor manipulation; the European Union’s proposed regulations for Libor oversight; cost...more

10/4/2013 - Bernie Madoff CFTC Countrywide Dodd-Frank EU FDIC Financial Conduct Authority ICAP JPMorgan Chase Libor Mortgages Ponzi Scheme

Credit Crunch Digest -- August 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on the future of Libor; a large settlement between Citigroup and Fannie Mae; another lawsuit against the ratings agencies; the duties of custodial banks to investors who lost...more

8/5/2013 - Banks Bernie Madoff CFTC Citigroup Credit Ratings Fannie Mae Investors Libor Ponzi Scheme Rating Agencies Settlement

Credit Crunch Digest -- June 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on new proposed Libor guidelines; a CFTC lawsuit against U.S. Bank stemming from Peregrine Financial’s fraud and collapse; a settlement between Citigroup and a large coalition of...more

7/1/2013 - CFTC Citigroup Dodd-Frank ESMA EU FDIC Fraud Investors Libor Nonbank Firms Ponzi Scheme Swaps

Playing Offense Now to Avoid Playing Defense Later

On draft day, athletes often surround themselves with their family and friends who have supported their professional aspirations. These people are likely celebrating the day their athlete signs a lucrative contract, some of...more

6/27/2013 - Athletes Celebrities Contract Drafting Hiring & Firing Oral Contracts Talent Agents Termination

New York Assembly Presents Insurance Reform Overhaul in Wake of Superstorm Sandy

We previously reported on the New Jersey Legislature’s attempts to enact a bill that would allow policyholders to sue an insurer for bad faith in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. New Jersey Assembly Bill A3710 is still...more

6/25/2013 - Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses Bad Faith Homeowner Bill of Rights Hurricane Sandy Insurers Natural Disasters Proposed Legislation

Credit Crunch Digest -- May 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on recent developments in alleged Libor rate manipulation litigation; settlements in two mortgage-backed securities lawsuits; potential actions by state attorney generals...more

6/3/2013 - Attorney Generals Bank of America Barclays Ben Bernanke Class Action Countrywide Dodd-Frank Federal Reserve Libor MBIA Insurance Mortgages RMBS Swaps Too Big to Fail Wells Fargo

Credit Crunch Digest -- April 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on the dismissal of antitrust claims against major banks in Libor-related litigation; settlement in the Merrill Lynch/Bank of America merger case; settlement in the SAC Capital...more

5/2/2013 - Bank of America Bernie Madoff EU Federal Reserve Insider Trading Libor Merrill Lynch Mortgage-Backed Securities Proposed Regulation Settlement Trustees

Credit Crunch Digest -- March 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on developments in antitrust-based Libor claims against major banks; the status of European Union investigations into Libor manipulation; developments in IndyMac-related...more

4/2/2013 - Attorney Generals Bernie Madoff Dodd-Frank EU FDIC Federal Reserve IndyMac Libor Mandatory Clearing Requirements Stress Tests

NJ’s Bad Faith Legislation Stemming From Superstorm Sandy Needs Emergency Relief

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the New Jersey Legislature is considering the passage of A370, which will enable policyholders to sue insurers for bad faith based on a single alleged violation of the New Jersey Insurance...more

3/20/2013 - Bad Faith Hurricane Sandy Insurers Proposed Legislation

Credit Crunch Digest -- February 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on fines against Royal Bank of Scotland for alleged Libor rate rigging; the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Standard & Poors; developments in a mortgage-backed securities...more

2/28/2013

Credit Crunch Digest -- January 2013

This issue of the Credit Crunch Digest focuses on a potential imminent regulatory settlement involving Royal Bank of Scotland’s role in alleged Libor manipulation; the profits obtained by Deutsche Bank for its investments in...more

2/5/2013 - Bank of America CFTC Deutsche Bank Dodd-Frank Fannie Mae Foreign Banks Fraud Goldman Sachs Insider Trading Libor Markets and Trading Reorganization Act Ponzi Scheme RBS SEC Swaps UBS

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