Administrative Appointments

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Former head of Blair’s policy unit appointed to review workers’ rights

Theresa May has appointed Matthew Cooke, the former head of Tony Blair’s Number 10 policy unit, to conduct a review of workers’ rights and practices. The review comes in light of concerns over the “gig economy”, zero-hours...more

CFPB announces senior leadership changes

The CFPB has announced the following senior leadership changes: Stacy Canan will serve as the CFPB’s Assistant Director for the Office for Older Americans. Ms. Canan had been serving as the deputy assistant director for...more

SEC Announces New Chief of its Whistleblower Office

On Wednesday September 28, 2016, the SEC announced Jane Norberg as the new chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. Ms. Norberg said: “It has been an honor serving in the roles of deputy and acting chief and working...more

Southern California Environmental Update #2

This is the second update on environmental regulatory and legal developments in Los Angeles and adjacent counties, as well as the Southern San Joaquin Valley. We welcome your comments and feedback....more

Supreme Court’s Environmental and Administrative Law Decisions in 2015-2016 Term

This Advisory briefly reports on some of the significant U.S. Supreme Court actions from January through June 2016 related to environmental and administrative law. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

CFPB announces leadership changes

The CFPB has announced the following senior leadership changes: - Chris D’Angelo will serve as the CFPB’s Associate Director for Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending. He will replace David Bleicken. Mr. D’Angelo...more

D.C. federal district court rejects recess appointment challenge

The D.C. federal district court has rejected the plaintiffs’ attempt in State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, et al. v. Lew, et al. to invalidate the actions taken by Director Cordray while he was a recess appointee. The...more

New Appointment Underscores SEC’s Focus on Cybersecurity Threats

On June 2, 2016, the SEC announced the appointment of Christopher Hetner as Senior Advisor to the Chair for Cybersecurity Policy. Hetner, who was formerly the Cybersecurity Lead for the Technology Control Program within the...more

Financial Conduct Authority Appoints Permanent Director of Supervision

On May 27, 2016, the Financial Conduct Authority announced that Megan Butler had been appointed to the role of Director of Supervision for the Investment, Wholesale and Specialists team. Ms. Butler has been on secondment at...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. LePage Appoints New Temporary Deputy Education Commissioner - On May 24, Governor Paul LePage...more

Michelle Eisele Appointed Regional Attorney of EEOC's Indianapolis District Office

WASHINGTON - Michelle Eisele, a 29-year attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has been appointed regional attorney of the agency's Indianapolis District, which includes offices in...more

New Board at the International Organization of Securities Commissions

The International Organization of Securities Commissions announced that Mr. Ashley Alder had been appointed as the new Chair of the IOSCO board. Mr. Adler replaces Mr. Greg Medcraft, who has been chair for three years. Mr....more

US Office of Financial Policy and Research Renamed

The US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced that the Office of Financial Policy and Research has been renamed as the Division of Financial Stability and designated as a division of the Federal Reserve....more

US Federal Reserve Board Names Matthew Eichner Director of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems

The Federal Reserve Board named Matthew J. Eichner as the director of its Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems, effective May 1, 2016. Eichner has served as deputy director of the division since January...more

DOJ Antitrust Leader William Baer Departs to Take No. 3 Position in Justice Department

On April 11, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that William Baer, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) and head of the DOJ Antitrust Division, would resign from the Antitrust Division and be appointed acting Associate...more

CFPB hires Assistant Director for Office of Small Business Lending Markets; announces other senior leadership additions

Earlier this week, the CFPB announced the addition of several new members to its senior leadership team. The announcement included the news that the CFPB has filled the position of Assistant Director for the Office of...more

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - April 2016

Lest you think the pending U.S. Supreme Court nominee is the only nominee-casualty of partisan politics, the Wall Street Journal reports, “a revolt” by U.S. Senate Democrats to block the appointment of two Obama SEC...more

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - April 2016 #2

California's Marketplace revises its QHP contract to improve care quality and value, and announces its support for a 1332 waiver to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase Marketplace plans; Wisconsin proposes transitioning...more

Baer to Serve as Acting Associate Attorney General

On Monday, April 11, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed in a press release that Bill Baer will serve in the DOJ’s third-highest ranking position effective April 17, 2016. Baer will be stepping in for Acting...more

US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Announces New Senior Executives

Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry announced the appointment of Grace Dailey as Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy and Chief National Bank Examiner. Comptroller Curry also announced that Grovetta...more

New DOJ Appointee is a Game Changer for Companies Operating in Asia

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has hired an in-house compliance expert to give prosecutors in the Fraud Section guidance as they assess the compliance programs of companies seeking leniency in investigations....more

President Obama Nominates Two Commissioners for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

President Obama sent nominations to the US Senate to fill the two vacant Commissioner seats at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The nominees are Brian Quintenz, founder and managing principal of Saeculum Capital...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #4

Treasury Committee scrutinises appointments - The House of Commons Treasury Committee has published its eighth report of session 2015/16 on the scrutiny of appointments. It covers the appointments of various chairs and...more

UK Banking Standards Board Announces New Appointment to its Board

The Banking Standards Board announced that Sir Brendan Barber had been appointed as its Deputy Chairman. The Banking Standards Board was established in April 2015 as an industry initiative. It aims to promote higher standards...more

William C. Dudley Reappointed President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Michael Strine Reappointed First Vice President

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced the reappointment of William C. Dudley and Michael Strine as president and first vice president of the New York Fed, respectively. Eligible members of the New York Fed’s board of...more

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