Administrative Appointments

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Court Decision Raises Questions for Employers Affected by Acting NLRB General Counsel Solomon

In a continuing series of challenges to the president’s authority to appoint positions at the National Labor Relations Board, former General Counsel Lafe Solomon was recently declared to have unlawfully filled the position...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - August 2015 #4

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Richard Burgamy Selected as Director of EEOC's Las Vegas Local Office

LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the selection of Richard Burgamy as the new director of its Las Vegas local office. As of Aug. 16, 2015, Burgamy oversees the EEOC's...more

Based on Improper Appointment of Acting General Counsel to NLRB, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Voids Unfair Labor Practice Ruling

On August 7, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon's appointment violated the Federal Vacancies Reform...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - August 2015 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Former CFPB Deputy Director joins Eastern Bank

The American Banker reported earlier this week that Steven Antonakes, the former CFPB Deputy Director, has joined Eastern Bank in Boston as a senior vice president and chief compliance officer. According to the article, the...more

OCC Names First Ever Chief Risk Officer

On August 6, the OCC named Linda Cunningham as its first Chief Risk Officer. Ms. Cunningham will lead the agency’s newly created Office of Enterprise Risk management and will report directly to the Comptroller of the...more

DOJ Appoints Compliance Counsel to Provide Advice in FCPA Investigations

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is creating a new compliance counsel position in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section to scrutinize the compliance programs of companies under investigation for possible Foreign Corrupt...more

Federal Reserve Appoints Faster Payments Strategy Leader

On July 30, the Federal Reserve announced the appointment of Sean Rodriguez as its Faster Payments Strategy Leader. Rodriguez serves as a Senior Vice President at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. In his new role, Rodriguez...more

Drew Hirshfeld Appointed as New Commissioner of Patents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced earlier today that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Drew Hirshfeld to be the new Commissioner for Patents...more

More on the CFPB’s administrative law judge job posting

We reported earlier this week that the CFPB had recently posted a job opening for an administrative law judge (ALJ) and that the government jobs website indicated that the position was closed. We saw this as suggesting that...more

Meredith Fuchs named today as Acting Deputy Director of the CFPB

Meredith Fuchs, the General Counsel of the CFPB, has been named today by Director Cordray to be the Acting Deputy Director of the CFPB effective August 1, 2015. The CFPB previously announced that the existing Deputy Director...more

EEOC’s Dallas District Names New Deputy Director

DALLAS - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the selection of Belinda McCallister as the new deputy director of its Dallas District Office. "Belinda has a track record of technical...more

Nevada Appoints Acting Insurance Commissioner

Parks has eleven years with the Division and this will be her second term serving as Acting Commissioner. Parks has served as Chief Insurance Counsel and Hearing Officer for the Nevada Division of Insurance since 2009, and...more

Doug Loon named new Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President

After a nationwide search conducted by an independent firm, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Doug Loon has been selected as its new president. Loon, who will fill the vacancy left by David Olson...more

Julianne Bowman Named District Director of the EEOC's Chicago District Office

WASHINGTON-Julianne Bowman, a long-time attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), was named district director of the agency's Chicago District Office, Chair Jenny R. Yang has announced. ...more

Governor Selects David Bunn to Lead Department of Conservation

Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown appointed David Bunn, a former fish and game official and U.C. Davis academic, to lead the California Department of Conservation. The appointment comes after the departure of Director Mark...more

Recent Investment Management Developments - June 2015

In This Issue: - SEC Proposes Changes to Reporting and Disclosure Obligations for Investment Companies and Advisers - SEC Charges Hedge Fund Executives and External Auditor for Improper Disclosure of Expense...more

FCC Appoints Open Internet Ombudsperson

The FCC created the position of Open Internet Ombudsperson to assist consumers, businesses, and organizations with open Internet complaints and questions and to ensure that those parties have effective access to Commission...more

NY DFS Temporary Head Named

New York Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky’s chief of staff will take over leadership of the Department of Financial Services after Lawsky’s departure next week. Mr. Lawsky recently announced that he is...more

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo names Anthony Albanese Acting Superintendent of Financial Services

Bloomberg reported last week that Anthony Albanese, Chief of Staff to Departing Superintendent Ben Lawsky, has been named to head the New York Department of Financial Services on an acting basis. He will lead the Department...more

District court says appointment of SEC administrative law judge was likely unconstitutional

Recently, in Hill v. Securities Exchange Commission, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia preliminarily enjoined the SEC from conducting the administrative proceeding brought against Charles...more

Thomas R. Davis appointed as the new Director of HUD’s Office of Recapitalization

Last week, HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced Thomas R. Davis as the new Director of the Office of Recapitalization. Mr. Davis will oversee the Office’s efforts to further financial stability and viability...more

FinCrimes Update - May 2015 Summary, Volume 2, Issue 5

FINCEN NAMES JAMES EL-HINDI AS NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR - On May 21, FinCEN announced Jamal El-Hindi as its new Deputy Director. Since January 2015, El-Hindi has been serving as the agency’s acting Deputy Director, and...more

Beverly L. Barnes Named Director of EEOC's Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs

WASHINGTON-Beverly L. Barnes, a seasoned communications professional, was named director of the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs of the U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Chair Jenny R. Yang...more

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