William Stern

William Stern

Goodwin Procter LLP

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Bitcoin Does Not Need a Ban, It Needs Enlightened Regulation

If an outright ban of Bitcoin is not the correct approach, what is? More to the point, what does Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) need to for legitimacy?...more

2/27/2014 - Bitcoins Legal Perspectives Virtual Currency

Could Bitcoin Make Retail Cybersecurity Obsolete?

Interesting question, but life is never easy, and digital currency brings its own set of challenges...more

2/3/2014 - Bitcoins Cybersecurity Law Matters Legal Perspectives Virtual Currency

Proprietary Trading Aspects of the Volcker Rule – Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a final rule, and the Commodity Futures...more

1/2/2014 - Banking Reform Bill Compliance Covered Banking Entity Dodd-Frank Final Rules Financial Instruments Foreign Investment Hedging Market Making Proprietary Trading Reporting Requirements Risk Mitigation Underwriting Volcker Rule

Covered Funds Aspects of the Volcker Rule – Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") issued a final rule, and the Commodity Futures...more

12/20/2013 - Asset Management Asset-Backed Securities Bank Holding Company Act Banks Bonds CFTC Dodd-Frank FDIC Federal Reserve Fiduciary Duty Financial Market Utilities FSOC Joint Venture Life Insurance Nonbank Firms OCC Pensions Private Funds Proprietary Trading REIT Retirement Plan SEC SIFIs Subsidiaries Tender Offers Venture Capital Volcker Rule

What Banks and Trust Companies Need to Know About the SEC’s New Municipal Advisor Rules

The SEC’s final Municipal Advisor Rules, effective January 13, 2014, apply to many of the advisory services and products provided by banks and trust companies to municipal entities, such as state and local governments, and to...more

11/26/2013 - Banks Municipal Advisers SEC Trusts

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