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Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - November 2014 #4

Editor’s Note: Spotlight on the FDIC: In a Financial Institutions Letter, FIL-56-2014, the FDIC announced additional guidance on its 1998 Statement of Policy on Applications for Deposit Insurance in a Q&A format on…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Rehearing Petition Dramatizes Second Circuit's Comity Rejection

Recognition of a foreign main proceeding under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code has “effects” under Section 1520 that are automatic and powerful, including application of the automatic stay of Section 362 and the complementary…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - November 2014 #3

FINRA Requests Comment on Proposed “Pay-to-Play” Rule - FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 14-50 requesting comment on proposed “pay-to-play” and related rules that would regulate in a manner similar to Rule 206(4)-5 under…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

REITs and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

The implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive throughout the European Union may have implications for REITs in the United States if they are determined to be alternative investment funds or “AIFs”…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Practice Makes Perfect

Amber Dolman and Robert Bishop came to Goodwin Procter in much the same way: Both started at the firm right out of law school, after having worked there as summer associates. While Bishop began in the REIT practice, he soon…more
| Finance & Banking, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Banking Agencies Sharpen Scrutiny of Leveraged Lending

Following a slide in lending standards and an increase in leveraged loan volume, new guidance from the federal banking agencies suggests a tightening of credit standards for leveraged loans from regulated banking institutions…more
| Finance & Banking

Massachusetts Ballot Measure Passes Requiring Paid Sick Time for Employees

On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure that will require covered employers to allow employees to earn at least one hour of paid sick time (“Sick Time”) for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Domestic Violence Leave Act

The Massachusetts Attorney General recently issued an Advisory and other guidance on a new Massachusetts law, known as the Domestic Violence Leave Act (the “DVLA”). The Attorney General’s guidance confirms the basic requirements…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Goodwin Procter and Boston Bar Association Host “Gaming in Massachusetts: Where Do We Go From Here?” Expert Panel

Just nine days after Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly supported a future for gaming in Massachusetts by rejecting an effort to repeal the state’s casino law, Goodwin Procter’s Gaming and Gambling Practice co-hosted an event…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Taxation

Financial Services Weekly News Roundup - November 2014 #2

The SEC first proposed a study of the fiduciary obligations of brokers and investment advisers as required by the Dodd-Frank Act in July 2010. The SEC still has not made a decision about the shape of a fiduciary rule for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Hold Your Cards Close: Data Protection and the Gaming Industry

Increased cybercrimes and data security threats have recently made headline news with reports of massive data security breaches at major U.S. companies, including Target and more recently, The Home Depot. Risks of data breaches…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Guide to Real Estate Crowdfunding Today - The Legal Landscape for Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a rapidly growing vehicle for consumer and business purpose lending. It can provide fast, efficient access to capital, particularly for small businesses, and relatively attractive financing to…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

FinCEN Continues Scrutiny of Virtual Currency Companies

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network recently issued two administrative rulings holding that certain virtual currency trading platforms and payment systems were subject to registration as money services businesses…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Shuffle Up and Deal: Casino Licenses Officially Awarded After Casino Law Repeal Fails

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously voted to formally award the Regions A and B resort casino licenses to Wynn MA LLC and MGM Springfield, respectively, a process which had been delayed until after the election on…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Plans Continue for Massachusetts Casinos as Voters Choose Not to Repeal Expanded Gaming Act

Massachusetts voters rejected the repeal of the 2011 gaming law on Tuesday, November 4, with 60% of voters statewide saying “NO” to Question 3. Plans can now move forward for up to three commercial casinos and one slots parlor…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Elections & Politics
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