Administrative Appointments

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Doug Loon named new Minnesota Chamber of Commerce President

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

Julianne Bowman Named District Director of the EEOC's Chicago District Office

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. ...more

Governor Selects David Bunn to Lead Department of Conservation

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

Recent Investment Management Developments - June 2015

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

FCC Appoints Open Internet Ombudsperson

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

NY DFS Temporary Head Named

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

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo names Anthony Albanese Acting Superintendent of Financial Services

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

District court says appointment of SEC administrative law judge was likely unconstitutional

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

Thomas R. Davis appointed as the new Director of HUD’s Office of Recapitalization

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

FinCrimes Update - May 2015 Summary, Volume 2, Issue 5

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

Beverly L. Barnes Named Director of EEOC's Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs

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

Idaho Governor Appoints Insurance Director

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

Illinois Governor Appoints Insurance Director

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

California Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (1st Quarter 2015)

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

Newly Installed FERC Chairman Norman Bay’s Past Opinions Signal Preference for Energetic Use of Commission Authority

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

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

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