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The 2014 Election: A Critical Juncture in Financial Services Legislation, Regulation, and Oversight

As November draws closer, the financial services industry is staking out a front row seat in tracking the outcomes of the 2014 midterm elections. The 114th Congress’ legislative agenda in this area will be shaped in large...more

The Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014

This article provides a brief summary of the key provisions of a new bi-partisan Senate bill, based on the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013, as well as a brief discussion of a new House of...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- November 11, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Last week ended with a stronger than expected jobs report at plus...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- November 4, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - For the first week since Labor Day, it felt like...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- October 14, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; and Executive Branch. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - If Congress is acting like children, as some have opined, then last week had all the roller...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- September 30, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Working through a rare weekend session, the Congress...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- September 16, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; and Executive Branch. Leading the Past Week - Congress returned this week from its August Recess period and hit the ground running, with the...more

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Propose Housing Finance Reform Bill

On June 25, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Bob Corker (R-TN) announced the introduction of a new bill to reform the secondary mortgage market. ...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- July 11‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and International. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Clearly the leading news last week was the Supreme Court’s decision...more

Financial Services Legislative and Regulatory Update -- May 20‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - The conflation of three scandals clearly tainted President Obama...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- March 25‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Members rushed out of town at the end of last week for a two-week...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- February 18‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - President Obama touched on both new and old initiatives in his State of...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- February 4‚ 2013

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week - Even though the Senate sent a debt limit extension to the...more

Can Cities Use Eminent Domain To Seize Mortgage Loans? [Video]

July 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Almost 24% of homes with a mortgage in the United States are underwater, meaning that more is owed on the loan than the property is currently worth. A new company known as Mortgage Resolution...more

Abacus Bank Indicted for Mortgage Fraud; More Prosecutions to Come? [Video]

June 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Last week Manhattan DA Cy Vance filed charges against Abacus Bank and 19 former employees for committing mortgage fraud. Does this mean more prosecutions of other banks for crimes committed prior to...more

June 5, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Credit Crunch Digest -- February 2012

This digest collects and summarizes recent media reports regarding potential liability, government initiatives, litigation and regulatory actions arising from the subprime mortgage crisis and credit crunch, as well as the...more

Financial Services Regulatory Reform Update - May 20, 2011

With the House of Representatives in recess this past week, and a relatively quiet week in the Senate, the biggest stories were a couple of sensational items -- most prominently – and splashed across front pages worldwide -...more

Financial Services Regulatory Reform Update - March 4, 2011

Since the start of the New Year we have seen the Administration engage in a frantic pace of rulemaking in an effort to implement Dodd-Frank in a timely manner. During this time, Congress had, for the most part, deferred...more

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