Orrick - Structured Finance Group

The Orrick Building 405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669, United States

Contact: Katharine Crost

  • 415-773-5700
  • 415 773 5972

FHFA House Price Index Shows Increases for Fourteen Consecutive Quarters

On February 26, the FHFA House Price Index showed that U.S. house prices rose 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. This marked the fourteenth consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

SEC Chair and European Union Financial Services Commissioner Meet

On February 26, the SEC Chair Mary Jo White hosted a meeting with European Union Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill. Chair White and Commissioner Hill discussed the importance of international cooperation in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

CFTC Reopens Comment Periods

On February 24, the CFTC submitted for publication in the Federal Register a notice reopening the comment periods for the two Position Limit rulemakings, in anticipation of questions and comments that may arise from the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Fed Announces Dates of Stress Test Releases

On February 12, the Fed announced that results from the latest supervisory stress tests conducted as part of Dodd-Frank will be released on March 5, and the related results from the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review,…more
| Finance & Banking

Council of the EU Endorses Agreement with the European Parliament Regarding the MLD4

On February 10, the Council of the European Union published a press release stating that agreement had been reached with the European Parliament regarding the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) and the proposed revised…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

ICMA Publishes a Guide to the Pan-European Private Placement Market

On February 11, the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) published a guide on common market standards and best practices for the development of Pan-European private placement (PEPP) transactions. The guide is intended…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

FMLC Publishes Letter to European Commission on Reporting and Transparency of Securities Financing Transactions

On February 10, the UK Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC) published a letter to the Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union of the European Commission. The letter discusses the…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Citigroup, Goldman, and UBS to Pay $235 Million Settlement in MBS Class Action

On February 13, 2015, the plaintiffs in New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund, et al., v. Residential Capital, LLC, et al., No. 08-cv-8781 (S.D.N.Y.) filed an unopposed motion for certification of the class and to approve a…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

European Commission Publishes Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union

On February 18, the European Commission published a green paper on building a Capital Markets Union. The green paper identifies a number of key priorities to create a fully integrated single market for capital…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Rating Agency Developments

On February 18, DBRS released its methodology for assessing RMBS servicing advance transactions. On February 16, Fitch released its criteria for assessing covered bonds of European public entities…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Goldman Sachs Settles RMBS Suit

On February 6, 2015, plaintiffs Union Central Life Insurance, Ameritas Life Insurance, and Acacia Life Insurance filed a letter with the court stating that they had reached an agreement with Goldman Sachs to settle claims…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

RMBS Fraud Claims Against Bank of America Dismissed

On February 6, 2015, Judge Stanley Chesler of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted in part and denied in part Bank of America’s motions to dismiss two related cases filed against it by several…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

SEC Proposes New Rules for Security-Based Swap Information Reporting

On February 11, the SEC issued proposed new rules and rule amendments to Regulation SBSR—Reporting and Dissemination of Security-Based Swap Information. New rules would require platforms to report to a registered security-based…more
| Securities Law

SEC Proposes Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies

On February 9, the SEC issued proposed rules that are intended to enhance disclosure of company hedging policies for directors and employees, as mandated by Dodd-Frank. The proposal would require disclosure about whether…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

S&P Settles RMBS Lawsuits for $1.375 Billion

On February 2, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services settled claims brought by the Department of Justice, 19 states and the District of Columbia related to credit ratings it issued and maintained for RMBS and CDOs before the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law
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Areas of Practice
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  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
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  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
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Other U.S. Locations
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