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Overview of the U.S. and EU Sanctions on Russia

Over the past six months, the United States and the European Union have coordinated efforts through sanctions and trade controls to respond to Russian activity in Crimea and Ukraine. Following a long series of incremental...more

Senators Challenge CFPB On Indirect Auto Finance Guidance

On October 30, a bipartisan group of 22 Senators sent a letter to the CFPB raising concerns about CFPB guidance affecting the indirect auto financing market and auto dealers’ ability to negotiate retail margins with...more

Democratic Senator wants more regulation of auto dealers

Democratic Senator Edward Markey wants the FTC to take a more active role in policing auto dealer sales practices. Because Dodd-Frank bars the CFPB from directly regulating auto dealers, the CFPB has targeted the fair lending...more

CFPB open during shutdown; FTC closed

Because the CFPB is not subject to the appropriations process, it remains open during the federal government shutdown. For the same reason, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, and the OCC also remain open....more

S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big  [Video]

May 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- Rodge Cohen, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell who represents the nation's largest banks, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the concept of Too Big To Fail and a recent proposal from Senators...more

Wow! Government Amends Red Flags Rule to Make it Narrower

Congress, FTC Restrict Definition of “Creditors” who must Adopt a Formal Plan to Prevent, Detect ID Theft In journalism, the adage goes, “man bites dog” is news. The regulatory equivalent should be “government amends...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- March 12, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; White House; SEC; CFTC; FTC; Miscellaneous; and UPCOMING HEARINGS. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week With the end of the week...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- February 13, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; Executive Branch; Federal Reserve; SEC; CFTC; IRS; and Miscellaneous. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week In a week that...more

Federal Regulation of Swap Agreements Proposed

On May 4, 2009, Senators Carl Levin, D-Michigan and Susan Collins, R-Maine introduced the Authorizing the Regulation of Swaps Act (the “Swaps Bill” or “Bill”) which, if passed, would repeal a number of provisions of US law...more

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