Administrative Appointments

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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. Dueling Budget and Tax Reform Plans Pitched - The stage work has been set in Augusta for...more

CRA Appoints New Ombudsman

The CRA has appointed a new Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, the second since the position was created in 2008. From the CRA news release: April 10, 2015 – Ottawa – Canada Revenue Agency - The Honourable Kerry-Lynne...more

Governor Baker Names Mark Nunnelly New Commissioner of Revenue

Today, Mark Nunnelly, a former Managing Director of Bain Capital, was named the new Commissioner of the Department of Revenue. Mr. Nunnelly replaces outgoing Commissioner Amy Pitter effective March 30, 2015. ...more

NC Legislative Update for March 2015 #3

Last Week - Session came to a sudden halt Monday evening in the Senate after a three-judge panel ruled with Gov. McCrory in a separation of powers lawsuit against the state legislature. The Governor filed the suit...more

Legislation Introduced to Modify CFPB Structure: Will It Gain Traction?

Earlier this month, a year after the House passed a bill to change the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex.) again introduced legislation that would modify the structure...more

Supreme Court Update: Perez V. Mortgage Bankers ASS'n (13-1041), Dep't Of Transportation V. ASS'n Of American Railroads (13-1080)...

It's been a great week for admin-law junkies; maybe not so much for the D.C. Circuit, which suffered two unanimous reversals in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass'n (13-1041) and Dep't of Transportation v. Ass'n of American...more

Deputy Director Provides Keynote at PTO Day

One day after the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Deputy Director Michelle Lee provided the luncheon address at the 25th Annual Conference on USPTO Law and Practice...more

White House Announces Nominations for Treasury, Justice Tax Division

On February 24, the White House released a number of intended nominations for key Administration posts. Among the anticipated nominations were (i) Amias Gerety as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, Department of...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. Public Hearings on Governor’s Tax Reform Proposal Complete - This week, the Appropriations...more

EPA Seeks Nominations For Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board

On February 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Federal Register notice seeking nominations of candidates to be considered for a three-year appointment to the Hazardous Waste Electronic...more

Investment Management Update: The Latest News and Developments on Funds, Regulations and Investing Trends for January 2015

In This Presentation: - Personnel Changes - Insider Trading - Pay to play prohibitions under fire - F Squared – Administrative proceeding (December 22, 2014) - Reliance Financial Advisors --...more

SEC Names New Chief Counsel in Trading and Markets

On February 11, the SEC named Heather Seidel as Chief Counsel of the Division of Trading and Markets, effective immediately. Seidel will oversee the Office of Chief Counsel, which provides legal and policy advice to the...more

FINRA Announces Head of Newly Created Data Analytics Office

On February 11, FINRA announced that, effective February 23, Erozan Kurtas will join the industry regulator as Head of the newly-established Office of Advanced Data Analytics and will also assume the role of Senior Vice...more

Rosa Viramontes to Lead EEOC’s Los Angeles Office

LOS ANGELES - Jenny R. Yang, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced on Jan. 8 the selection of Rosa Viramontes, a long-term EEOC employee, as the new director of its Los Angeles District...more

OCC Appoints Comptroller of Troubled Banks

On January 26, the OCC named Michael Brickman as the Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision. In his role, Brickman will manage the supervision of the OCC’s most problematic midsize and community banks, and will oversee...more

Michael Brickman Named Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision

On January 26, 2015 Michael Brickman was named Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision at the OCC. As Deputy Comptroller of Special Supervision, Mr. Brickman will oversee the supervision of the OCC’s most critical problem...more

CFPB seeking new members for advisory groups

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it is seeking applications from persons interested in becoming members of its Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, or Credit Union...more

Medicare chief Tavenner stepping down; oversaw rocky health care rollout

News Alert: Medicare Chief Tavenner stepping down!!!! WASHINGTON — Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president’s health care law — says she’s stepping down at the end of February....more

CFPB Appoints Former Assistant U.S. Attorney As Head of Enforcement

On January 6, the CFPB appointed former federal prosecutor Tony Alexis as the head of its enforcement division. Alexis has served as the acting Director for over a year while his predecessor, Kent Markus, has been on medical...more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Names New Enforcement Chief

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced last week that Tony Alexis, the acting director of enforcement, will become the CFPB’s next director of enforcement. Alexis succeeds Kent Markus, the bureau’s enforcement...more

New EU Data Protection Supervisor Outlines 2015 Goals

On January 5, 2015, Giovanni Buttarelli, the recently-appointed European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), published an editorial outlining his policy goals for 2015 and beyond. The editorial, entitled “Big Data, Big...more

New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association

Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015. Rodriguez was...more

Fed Appoints New Director of Monetary Affairs Divisiony

On January 6, the Federal Reserve appointed Thomas Laubach as director of the Division of Monetary Affairs. Mr. Laubach will advise the board and the Federal Open Market Committee on the conduct of monetary policy....more

CFPB makes two leadership changes

According to the Wall Street Journal, the CFPB is making two changes in leadership. Tony Alexis, who previously served as Deputy Director of Enforcement Field Litigation and is currently serving as Acting Director of...more

U.S. Senate Confirms Colette Honorable as a FERC Commissioner

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Colette Honorable as a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Receiving bipartisan praise throughout the process, Honorable’s confirmation cleared the full U.S. Senate...more

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