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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. Legislature Delays Passage of a Tax Conformity Bill - The Appropriations Committee worked on...more

EPA Names New Director of the Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division

On February 1, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Yu-Ting Guilaran has been selected as the new Director of the Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (PRD) within the Office of Pesticide Programs...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #13

FCA reinstates unfair contract terms library - FCA has reinstated its unfair contract terms library, which it has reorganised in the light of the Consumer Rights Act (CRA) and CMA guidance. FCA does not intend to publish...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #12

PRA has published a policy statement setting out: - feedback and links to final rules on engagement between external auditors and supervisors and giving PRA disciplinary powers over external auditors and actuaries...more

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Nominates Maria Vullo as NYDFS’s Superintendent

On January 21, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated Maria Vullo to serve as the NYDFS’s superintendent. If approved by the New York State Senate, Vullo would replace former superintendent Benjamin Lawsky, who left the...more

Changes at the CHRO and Connecticut DOL

The state agencies that employers have to deal with the most on employment law issues made two announcements this week regarding their leadership ranks. The Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities has announced that...more

Brian Maynard Appointed as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Insurance

Brian Maynard, of Louisville, has been appointed as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Insurance. Maynard has 30 years of insurance accounting experience. Since 2004, Maynard has been a contract examiner for...more

Rhode Island Appointment Elizabeth Dwyer as Insurance Superintendent

On January 12, 2016 it was announced that Elizabeth Kelleher Dwyer was appointed as Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation’s Deputy Director and Superintendent of Insurance and Banking following former Deputy Director...more

FDIC Scott Strockoz to Serve as Acting National Director of Minority and Community Development Banking

On January 15, the FDIC announced that Robert W. Mooney, national director for Minority and Community Development Banking, retired at the end of 2015. Scott D. Strockoz will serve as acting national director for Minority and...more

Minnesota Governor Appoints New PUC Commissioner

Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Matthew Schuerger to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC). Mr. Schuerger will replace Commissioner Betsy Wergin, whose term expired January...more

Leadership team appointed for Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

On January 7, 2016, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced the appointment of the leadership team that will head the new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (Center), which was announced by...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - January 2016 #2

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

CFPB Names David Silberman Acting Deputy Director

On January 7, the CFPB named David Silberman as the agency’s interim Acting Deputy Director, replacing Meredith Fuchs, while the CFPB searches for a permanent replacement. Since 2011, Silberman has served as the CFPB’s...more

New Acting Deputy Director David Silberman of the CFPB Appointed Without Advice and Consent

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director, Richard Corday, appointed David Silberman as the new Acting Deputy Director of the CFPB. Silberman will replace Meredith Fuchs, who previously served as...more

David Silberman to serve as CFPB acting deputy director

According to Politico, David Silberman will replace Meredith Fuchs as the CFPB’s acting Deputy Director beginning next week. Mr. Silberman has been serving as the CFPB’s Associate Director for research, markets, and...more

CFPB Names Mary McLeod as New General Counsel

On December 17, the CFPB announced that Mary McLeod will join the Bureau in early 2016 as its General Counsel. McLeod will replace Meredith Fuchs, who announced her departure from the Bureau earlier this year and is currently...more

Arizona Governor Names Interim Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Andy Tobin was named the interim superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions by Governor Doug Ducey. He replaces Superintendent Lauren Kingry, following her resignation. Mr. Tobin is also the Director...more

New CFPB General Counsel named

According to Politico, the CFPB has named Mary McLeod, formerly the State Department’s top lawyer, to be the CFPB’s new General Counsel. Ms. McLeod will replace Meredith Fuchs, the CFPB’s current General Counsel who has also...more

Office for Civil Rights Names Diane Henson as New Director for Region 1

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has named Diane Henson to serve as the Regional Director for its Region I office, which covers the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New...more

FinCEN Appoints Andrea Sharrin as Policy Division Associate Director, Replaces Jamal El-Hindi

On December 7, FinCEN announced the selection of Andrea Sharrin as Associate Director for its Policy Division, the division responsible for drafting BSA rules as well as addressing strategic policy issues surrounding...more

Emily Johnson Piper Appointed As Commissioner of The Minnesota Department of Human Services

On Monday, December 7, 2015, Governor Mark Dayton appointed his Office’s General Counsel Emily Johnson Piper to take the helm of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”). Ms. Piper will replace outgoing Human...more

SEC Announces Senior Staff Changes

On November 12, the SEC named Marc Wyatt as the Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) and the leader of the agency’s National Exam Program. When Andrew Bowden left the SEC in April 2015,...more

DOJ Announces New Compliance Counsel and Outlines Metrics for Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs Under Scrutiny

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division revealed that it was hiring a Compliance Counsel to assist in assessing the quality and effectiveness of companies’ corporate compliance programs under scrutiny...more

FDIC Vice Chairman Elected as President of the International Association of Deposit Insurers

On October 30, the FDIC announced that Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig will serve as the President of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) and as Chairman of its Executive Council for a two-year term. The IADI...more

Scudder Appointed Acting Treasurer of New Jersey Has Tax and Economics Backgrounds

Mr. Scudder’s leadership is scheduled to commence on November 9, 2015. Mr. Scudder returns to his native New Jersey from his dual roles as Chief Operating Officer of economic research and consulting firm Laffer...more

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