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
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, 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
State Senator Dean Cameron has been appointed as the Idaho Director of Insurance as announced today by Governor C.L. Otter. The appointment is effective June 15 and is subject to Senate confirmation next year. Senator Cameron...more
It was announced on May 29, 2015 that Anne Melissa Dowling, CFA, will be appointed the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) by Governor Bruce Rauner.
Dowling has close to 30 years of insurance...more
Regulatory Updates -
GO-Biz Rolls Out First Awards of 2015 For fiscal year 2015, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (“GO-Biz”) is authorized to award $151.1 million in California Competes Tax...more
On April 15, 2015, Norman Bay assumed the chairmanship of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Prior to taking the chairman’s role, Chairman Bay was appointed to the Commission in July 2014 after five years of...more
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
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
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
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
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
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