Administrative Appointments

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OCC Names Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Risk

On April 13, the OCC named Donna Murphy Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Risk. Effective May 1, Murphy will be responsible for supervising the development of policy and examination procedures relating to consumer, BSA/AML,...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

SEC Announces Senior Staff Changes; New Office of Risk and Strategy

On March 8, the SEC announced a change in senior leadership, naming Robert M. Fisher the Managing Executive of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). Succeeding Peter B. Driscoll, Fisher will be...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

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Approves Reappointment of Reserve Bank Presidents and First Vice Presidents

The US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System approved the reappointment of 10 Federal Reserve Bank presidents and 10 first vice presidents by their respective boards of directors. Each individual has been approved...more

SEC Announces Regional Directors for Enforcement in Los Angeles Office

On February 9, the SEC named C. Dabney O’Riordan and Alka Patel Associate Directors for Enforcement in the Los Angeles Regional Office. O’Riordan began her SEC career as a staff attorney in the Los Angeles office, has been a...more

2016 New York Legislative Session Update

Hearings, hearings, hearings. As is the case every year, marathon joint budget hearings on the various issues areas in the Governor’s 2016-17 spending plan have consumed legislators during the end of January and beginning of...more

NAIC Promotes Officers, Elects New Secretary-Treasurer

On February 7, 2016 during the Plenary meeting of the NAIC, members elected Wisconsin Commissioner Ted Nickel to fill the vacant President-Elect position. Sharon P. Clark resigned as Kentucky Insurance Commissioner on...more

Leslie Hess Appointed as the Interim Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance

On February 9, 2016, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey appointed Leslie Hess as the Interim Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance. Hess has more than 25 years of experience in both public and private sectors of the...more

SEC Names Jane Jarcho Deputy Director of National Exam Program

On February 3, the SEC named Jane Jarcho Deputy Director of its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). Jarcho will continue to serve as the National Director of the OCIE’s Investment Adviser/Investment...more

Major Changes Underway at the California Fish and Game Commission

The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) is in the midst of major changes. The Commission, which was established in 1870, has been led by a body of five commissioners since 1937. The Commission has a small staff...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. 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

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