Cox Smith

Weston Centre 112 E. Pecan Street, Suite 1800
San Antonio, Texas 78205, United States

  • 210-554-5500
  • 210-226-8395

What Regulators and Supervisors Think You Need to Worry About Right Now

There has been a flurry of speeches, reports, and recommendations lately from the federal bodies that supervise and regulate banks and the GSEs who often are banks’ counterparties. Herewith a summary of some of the most…more

Banks, Cybersecurity, FFIEC, FHFA, Mortgage Servicers

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Supreme Court Unanimously Strikes Down Recess Appointment

On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down three appointments President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board on January 4, 2012, purportedly under the U.S. Constitution’s Recess…more

Canning v NLRB, NLRB, Obama Administration, Political Appointments, Recess Appointments

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The New AAA/ICDR Appellate Rules Need Careful Consideration

The American Arbitration Association and its related International Centre for Dispute Resolution announced on November 1, 2013 the adoption of new Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules. These new rules provide detailed…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Federal Arbitration Act

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I-9 Blues: A Heads Up for Employers in I-9 Document Review

On September 22, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a notice to the public after their blog posting in the Beacon on September 16, 2014…more

Document Review, I-9, Immigrants, USCIS, Visas

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Prepare for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic and…more

Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, GINA

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Key Takeaways from American Bankers Association 2014 Regulatory & Compliance Conference

For those who did not get to attend in June, this year’s American Bankers Association Regulatory & Compliance Conference brought together a couple of thousand attendees to hear from regulators, presenters and ABA staff and learn…more

American Bankers Association, Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, Bank Security Procedures, Banks

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What New SEC Rule 506 Revisions Mean to You

General Solicitations and Advertising Now Permitted inPrivate Securities Offerings, but Additional Responsibilities Now Apply - The SEC recently amended Rule 506 to eliminate the prohibition on general solicitation and…more

Accredited Investors, Advertising, Dodd-Frank, General Solicitation, JOBS Act

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Prepare for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic and…more

Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, GINA

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DataTreasury Patent Infringement

DataTreasury Corporation (“DataTreasury”) has filed a new round of lawsuits against banks and their service providers relating to two patents which claims systems and methods for remotely capturing and centrally processing…more

Banks, Duty to Defend, Infringement, Patents, Software

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Nonresident Alien Deposit Interest Reporting Requirements Are Now in Effect

Starting January 1, 2013, all commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, securities brokerages and insurance companies must report interest on deposits paid to nonresident alien individuals to the IRS and to the…more

Deposit Interest, FATCA, Non-Resident Aliens, Reporting Requirements

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Political Expenditure Pitfalls

My husband doesn’t like for me to admit it, but I am a registered Texas lobbyist. That means that I am on the list for every fundraiser for Texas candidates. And admittedly I do make contributions to business-friendly…more

Election Related Expenditures, Lobbying, Lobbyists

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Nonresident Alien Deposit Interest Reporting Requirements Are Now in Effect

Starting January 1, 2013, all commercial banks, savings institutions, credit unions, securities brokerages and insurance companies must report interest on deposits paid to nonresident alien individuals to the IRS and to the…more

Deposit Interest, FATCA, Non-Resident Aliens, Reporting Requirements

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Prepare for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic and…more

Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, GINA

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I-9 Blues: A Heads Up for Employers in I-9 Document Review

On September 22, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a notice to the public after their blog posting in the Beacon on September 16, 2014…more

Document Review, I-9, Immigrants, USCIS, Visas

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CFPB Seeks to Add Post-Consummation Cure Mechanism for Qualified Mortgages

On July 7, 2014, the comment period ended for a proposed rule relating to qualified mortgages (“QMs”) promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) on May 6, 2014. One of several proposed amendments to the…more

CFPB, Mortgage Loan Originators, Mortgages, Qualified Mortgage Rule, Title XIV

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Prepare for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

On January 17, The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) filed a long-awaited final rule interpreting the provisions of HIPAA. The rule makes final, supplementary changes to Health Information Technology for Economic and…more

Business Associates, Compliance, Data Breach, Data Protection, GINA

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I-9 Blues: A Heads Up for Employers in I-9 Document Review

On September 22, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a notice to the public after their blog posting in the Beacon on September 16, 2014…more

Document Review, I-9, Immigrants, USCIS, Visas

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Updated Version "The Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute: Issues for Business Tort Litigation," by Mark C. Walker, 7th Annual Bill of Rights Course: Litigating the Constitution

In this issue: - Table Of Contents - Table Of Authorities - I. Introduction. - II. Texas Citizens Participation Act: What is it? - A. Background and Enactment of the TCPA. - 1. What…more

Anti-SLAPP, Burden of Proof, Fee Awards, Frivolous Lawsuits, Interlocutory Appeals

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Death of an Account Holder – Issues Related to Bank Statements

The elderly sometimes fall prey to financial abuse, including the alteration or unauthorized use of their checks. Banks are required to watch for such financial abuse and report suspicious acts to Adult Protective Service. How…more

Bank of America, Banks, Forgery, Fraud, Statute of Repose

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Jump Into the Pool: What it Takes to Lead

In deciding whom to select as first chair for a major piece of litigation, lead counsel in a complex transaction or heading a law firm, the questions are the same: Does the lawyer have the expertise and experience? What results…more

Career Development, Law Practice Management, Women in the Law

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Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Number of Attorneys

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