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Beginners Guide to Debt Collection Lawsuits by Portfolio Recovery Associates
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The TCPA: Deep Dive: Details, Class Actions, Regulations, and Defense Strategies
The TCPA: Basics, Targeted Industries, and Trends
A Moment of Simple Justice - The ABA's Priorities
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Polsinelli Podcasts - Class Action Lawsuits: What to do When the Claim Arrives
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Polsinelli Podcast - FDA Proposed Changes to Food Labels and What it May Mean for Manufacturers
Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
Doing Business in California, Proposition 65, the California Green Chemical Initiative and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Regulations
Polsinelli Podcast - Food Safety Modernization Act
SEC Approves New Debt Research Rule and Amended Equity Research Rule -
On July 16, the SEC approved FINRA Rule 2241, which modifies and clarifies existing rules related to research analysts,...more
The Belgian FSMA has launched a consultation on the new rules on marketing materials for financial products distributed to retail clients, introduced by the Transversal Royal Decree....more
Regulatory Developments -
CFPB Outlines Guiding Principles for Faster Payment Networks:
On July 9, the CFPB released an outline of its guiding Consumer Protection Principles (Principles) for protecting consumers as...more
As previously covered in InfoBytes, on June 30, the FFIEC released a Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (Assessment) to provide a “repeatable and measurable process” for financial institutions to measure their cybersecurity...more
Six federal banking agencies recently published a final interagency policy statement establishing standards for assessing diversity policies and practices. The final standards, which became effective June 10, 2015, were...more
The SEC has announced an open meeting to consider clawback of executive compensation under Section 954 of the Dodd-Frank Act to be held on July 1, 2015. According to the notice of the meeting, the SEC will consider whether...more
Just days after the release of the final diversity standards under Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, several prominent lawmakers and business leaders have criticized the new standards for not going far enough to promote...more
Six federal financial agencies—the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Consumer Financial Protection...more
Regulatory Developments -
Client Alert: SEC Proposes Pay for Performance Rules:
Goodwin Procter’s Capital Markets practice has issued a Client Alert on the SEC’s proposed rule that would require most public...more
After lengthy consideration, six federal financial regulatory agencies—the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Federal Deposit Insurance...more
I. Cybersecurity; Its Importance and Relevance – How We Got to Where We Are Today -
In the past few months, the White House, Home Depot, JP Morgan, Hard Rock Hotels, Tesla, the St. Louis Federal Reserve, the Internal...more
During 2014, the number of enforcement actions brought by federal banking agencies1 continued a downward trend that began in 2011. Federal banking agencies issued 661 formal enforcement actions, representing more than a 55...more
Like other federal agencies exercising regulatory power in the data privacy and security arena, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) is cracking down on firms that fail to meet required data security...more
In a report to Congress released in March, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) takes aim at consumer agreements that require disputes to be resolved by arbitration.
The CFPB generally does not have...more
On June 9, the Federal Reserve Board, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Securities and Exchange...more
In This Issue:
- US Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Guidance Regarding Calculations of Stage 1 Threshold
- US Federal Agencies Issue Final Standards for Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices of...more
On June 9, six federal agencies – the Federal Reserve, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA, OCC, and the SEC – issued a final interagency policy statement creating guidelines for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities...more
Pursuant to a mandate contained in Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank or Act), six federal agencies jointly issued new Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Standards today. These...more
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) is the largest independent, not-for-profit regulator of securities firms conducting business in the United States. FINRA is authorized by the United States Congress to...more
DLA Piper’s Financial Services International Regulatory team welcomes you to the twenty-sixth edition of ‘Exchange – International’ – an international newsletter designed to keep you informed of regulatory developments in the...more
FINRA has published updated and revised Sanction Guidelines that, among other things, highlight the SRO's position that penalties in disciplinary actions should be significant enough to achieve deterrence and not serve merely...more
The following is a brief memo outlining the impact of the final risk retention rules on the securitization of residential mortgage loans.
In October 2014, the final Credit Risk Retention rules were...more
It’s Monday morning — do you know your privacy/security status?
Here are a few bits and bytes to start your week.
SEC to Registered Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers: It’s Your Turn to Pay Attention to...more
Senator Shelby Releases Discussion Draft of Financial Regulatory Bill.
On May 12 Senator Richard Shelby, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, announced that the Committee had...more
In This Issue – More on the SEC Whistleblower Program.
In the April 8 issue of the Roundup we reported on the SEC’s administrative proceedings based on findings that restrictive language in a form confidentiality...more
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