Administrative Appointments

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NYC Mayor de Blasio Appoints New Finance Commissioner

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Jacques Jiha to be the next Commissioner of the Department of Finance, the agency that administers most New York City taxes. Mr. Jiha, who holds a Ph.D. in Economics, has more...more

Senate Confirms National Labor Relations Board Nomination of Richard Griffin as General Counsel

On October 29, 2013, the Senate approved President Obama’s nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr. to the position of general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board). Since Republicans had been...more

CFPB Announces New Leadership Positions

Today, the CFPB announced four individuals to serve in new leadership roles at the Bureau: Cheryl Parker Rose will serve as Assistant Director for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which is responsible for...more

Teague good for energy and environment

“Strong energy policy is strong environmental policy,” said Gov. Mary Fallin in a statement announcing the appointment Col. Michael Teague as the new secretary of energy and environment recently. Originally published...more

OCC Names Head Of Large Bank Supervision

On July 10, the OCC named Martin Pfinsgraff as Senior Deputy Comptroller for Large Bank Supervision....more

SEC Chairman Names Chief Counsel

On June 3, the SEC Chairman Mary Jo White appointed Robert E. Rice as Chief Counsel....more

China FDA Announces Key Appointments and Restructuring Plan

Following its recent re-elevation to the ministry level and the appointment of a new Commissioner in March, Mr. Yong Zhang, former Director of the Food Safety Office under the State Council of China, the China Food and Drug...more

Obama Administration Seeks Supreme Court Review Of Recess Appointment Decision

On April 25, the DOJ and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a petition seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit Court’s January 25, 2013 decision invalidating the appointment of three NLRB members....more

Act II At The Obama EPA: Gina Mccarthy (Is Predicted) To Take The Helm

The President gave an indication of his environmental focus in his inaugural address, and then again in his state of the union speech. The focus would be on climate change. ...more

EPA’s Air Chief Seen As Favorite To Become The Next Administrator

A recent article carried by Reuters News Service reports that President Obama favors Gina McCarthy to replace Lisa Jackson as Administrator of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. In December, Jackson indicated a...more

Senate Democrats Complete Battle Lines Over CFPB Nomination

On February 14, 54 of the 55 Senators in the Democratic caucus joined a letter to President Obama supporting the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the CFPB and expressing opposition to “efforts to weaken the CFPB through...more

OCC Personnel Changes Elevate Role Of Enterprise Governance And Ombudsman, Indicate Increased Focus On Fair Lending

On February 7, the OCC announced that Larry Hattix will serve as Senior Deputy Comptroller for Enterprise Governance and Ombudsman. The move also elevates enterprise governance to the OCC’s Executive Committee. ...more

Clean Energy Advocate Named to PUC Seat

Earlier today, Governor Dayton announced the appointment of Nancy Lange to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Nancy Lange will replace Phyllis Reha, whose term expired in early January. Ms. Lange will begin her...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - February 1, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

SEC Names Acting Enforcement Director

On January 31, the SEC announced that George Canellos will serve as Acting Director for the Division of Enforcement. Mr. Canellos currently is the Deputy Director of that division, and effective February 8, 2013, will fill...more

OCC Names Acting Head Of Large Bank Supervision

On January 30, the OCC announced that Martin Pfinsgraff will serve as acting Senior Deputy Comptroller for Large Bank Supervision, replacing Michael Brosnan who will become Examiner-in-Charge of an OCC-supervised institution....more

President Obama Re-nominates Richard Cordray For CFPB Director, Nominates Mary Jo White For SEC Chair

On January 24, President Obama announced his re-nomination of current CFPB Director Richard Cordray. Mr. Cordray has led the Bureau since January 2012 when President Obama used his recess appointment authority to install the...more

Gaming Legal News - January 24, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 3

In This Issue: - INDIAN COUNTRY AND OBAMA’S CHOICE FOR SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR: In March, Ken Salazar will leave his well-appointed office at the helm of the Department of the Interior and return to Colorado,...more

Cabinet Re-Shuffle - A Game of Musical Chairs by George C. Crawford

The announcement that Hilda Solis would be departing as Secretary of Labor added to the list of vacancies of high-level positions in the Administration. Such turnover is nothing new for presidents who have been elected to a...more

New CFPB Deputy Director about to be appointed

The word on the street is that tomorrow Richard Cordray will appoint a new Deputy Director to replace Raj Date who has been serving in that capacity since Jan. 6 of 2012....more

Mary Jo White as SEC Chairman

President Obama's recent naming of Mary Jo White to be Chairman of the SEC has been greeted with praise from almost all quarters. But because she is best known for her highly successful tenure as a federal prosecutor, in...more

Federal Agencies Announces Numerous Appointments

SEC Names Office of Market Intelligence Chief. On January 22, the SEC announced that Vincente Martinez will serve as the head of the Office of Market Intelligence, a unit of the Enforcement Division that collects and...more

SEC Announces Departure Of Enforcement Director, Names New General Counsel And Chief Accountant

On January 9, the SEC announced that its Enforcement Director, Robert Khuzami, is leaving the agency. Mr. Khuzami was appointed to the position in February 2009. The SEC press release credits him with, among other things,...more

Senate Confirms FHA Commissioner And Other Key Agency Nominees

On December 30, the Senate confirmed Carol Galante as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Housing Administration Commissioner. Ms. Galante, who was nominated for the position in October 2011, has...more

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Announces Her Resignation

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis announced her resignation in a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) employees on January 9, 2013. Just 12 days before the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama for a...more

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