The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA): Recap and What to Expect in 2014
Polsinelli Podcast - The State of Bank Deals in 2014
Thomson Reuters Session 2: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Thomson Reuters Session 1: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE
Did the IRS Just Help or Hurt the Bitcoin Economy?
Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 43, Interview with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 42, Interview with Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on Transaction Monitoring
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
Highlights from the Oral Argument in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Episode 41-Interview with John Champion, leadership lessons from Captain Kirk
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 40, Interview with Adam Turteltaub
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos
In an opinion issued in BG Group PLC v. Republic of Argentina, 134 S. Ct. 1198 (2014), the United States Supreme Court found that a prerequisite to arbitration was a procedural issue to be decided by the arbitration panel and...more
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has recently enforced arbitration clauses in short-term “payday” loan contracts, requiring the borrowers to bring their claims in arbitration rather than in court. In doing so, the Court...more
In 2005 and 2006, the biggest little city in the world (aka Reno, Nevada) issued approximately $211 million in securities employing Goldman, Sachs & Co. as its sole underwriter and broker-dealer. The financing didn’t work...more
This article addresses key questions concerning the use of international arbitration in cross-border financial transactions, and includes a discussion of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) September...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Cases January Through March 2014
..Dodd-Frank Amendments to RESPA
..Dodd-Frank Prohibition on Arbitration Clauses
..Whistleblower Protection Under Dodd-Frank
- News &...more
Several recent decisions by Commercial Division Justices, two of them affirmed by the First Department, have clarified the limitations and standards applied in actions brought pursuant to Article 75 of the CPLR. Article 75...more
In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Congress passed significant financial system reform legislation, the Dodd-Frank Act, which created a new regulator of financial institutions, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...more
In a highly anticipated decision, the US Supreme Court recently confirmed a $185 million award against Argentina in BG Group Plc v Republic of Argentina. The BG Group decision is significant for international arbitration...more
Most mediators will agree that a key to reaching a settlement is to have the right people in the room at the mediation. Unless all interested parties are represented by people having the authority to settle on their...more
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced changes to mortgage insurance (MI) master policy requirements. The FHFA has worked with the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to...more
As an investor, you should perform due diligence prior to having an out-of-state attorney represent you in a securities dispute. In an era where social media provides multiple channels for the advertising of an attorney’s...more
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck attorneys and their client recently scored another trial victory. The outcome provides lessons for Brownstein’s clients that utilize variable compensation plans for their...more
As of January 12, Indonesia has banned the export of the unprocessed ores, nickel and bauxite. The ban may have consequences for investments in the area and could trigger international claims by foreign investors and...more
Welcome to the Winter 2013/2014 edition of In Site. This edition covers the following topics:
- Collateral warranties, third party rights and the decisions in Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Wales and Royal...more
What has happened?
The reputation of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) as a burgeoning hub for international arbitration was significantly boosted late last month, when the DIFC Authority amended the DIFC...more
Community Banks and the Volcker Rule: What’s Next? -
For now, banks that have investments in CDO securities that are issued by funds that are invested in trust preferred securities (TruPS CDOs) have dodged a bullet. On...more
On December 12, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published its “Arbitration Study Preliminary Results,” mandated by Section 1028(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Study”). Unfortunately (and despite its statements...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) is a new federal agency responsible for regulating consumer financial products and services. On December 12, 2013, the CFPB released a report on the use of arbitration...more
Say it’s twenty degrees below zero outside, and you’d already seen boiling water turn into “snow” immediately upon making contact with the air, what would you do next? Assuming you were all caught up on your Words With...more
The “preliminary” report on consumer arbitration issued late last year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appears to be another marker along the road leading to the end of alternative dispute resolution as a primary...more
Following its field hearing on arbitration, the CFPB released its preliminary research on the use of arbitration clauses in connection with consumer financial products and services. Section 1028 of the Dodd-Frank Act required...more
The 2013 International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Arbitration Guide has been published following a two-year consultation with ISDA members.
The Guide provides model clauses for various forms of arbitration...more
AUSTRALIA: NEW GOVERNMENT MAY LEAD TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTOR/STATE ARBITRATION -
This autumn, the people of Australia elected a new federal government, presenting a number of potential opportunities for...more
A recently published ruling of a Hungarian regional court of appeal has held that the enforcement of claims by an insolvent claimant in arbitration is contradictory to the aims of the insolvency proceedings and to a...more
This autumn, the people of Australia elected a new federal government, presenting a number of potential opportunities for investor-state arbitration in Australia.
First, the new government has reviewed its position...more
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