Administrative Resignation

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Daniel K. Tarullo Submits Resignation as Member of the US Federal Reserve Board

Daniel K. Tarullo submitted his resignation as a member of the US Federal Reserve Board...more

US Federal Reserve Board Announces Retirement of General Counsel Scott G. Alvarez

The US Federal Reserve Board announced that Scott G. Alvarez, general counsel, will retire later in 2017...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. Three Percent High-Earner Tax Changes Under Consideration - Among the issues Maine’s...more

FERC Enforcement Actions After Chairman’s Abrupt Exit and Lack of Quorum

Matt Connolly, a senior associate in Nutter’s Litigation Department, evaluated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) enforcement actions in the wake of Chairman Norman Bay’s resignation in Nutter Insights. Matt...more

Enforcement Director Aitan Goelman to Leave US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The CFTC announced that Division of Enforcement Director Aitan Goelman will leave the agency on February 3, 2017....more

General Counsel Anne K. Small to Leave US Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC announced that General Counsel Anne K. Small will leave the agency later this month...more

FERC Can Reprise 1993 Delegation Order to Address Quorum Issues

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will be left without a quorum when Commissioner Norman Bay’s resignation becomes official on February 3, 2017 and FERC’s ability to issue orders will be limited until the...more

Resignation of FERC Chairman Brings Uncertainty in Commercial Transactions While Commission Is Without a Quorum

On February 3, 2017, Chairman Norman Bay will resign from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), leaving the five-member independent commission without a sufficient quorum to conduct official business. Prior to...more

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Steps Down

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced that FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be stepping down effective February 10, 2017. Ms. Ramirez guided the agency through a period of significant enforcement activity,...more

Farewell Dr. Michaels

Dr. David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary for OSHA, announced that today, January 10th, would be his last day with the agency. He will be returning to academia at George Washington University beginning January 17th. And,...more

Division of Corporation Finance Director Higgins to Leave US Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC announced that Keith F. Higgins, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, plans to leave the SEC in early January...more

Dodd-Frank and Other Laws Facing Indefinite Future in 2017

As 2017 begins, financial markets and the regulators that oversee them are facing significant uncertainty. When President-elect Donald Trump assumes the Oval Office on Jan. 20, all indications suggest that it will mark a...more

Enforcement Director Ceresney to Leave US Securities and Exchange Commission

The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Enforcement Director Andrew J. Ceresney will leave the agency by the end of the year...more

The First Domino Falls: Chairman Wheeler Announces He’ll Step Down as Head of the FCC in January

And so TCPA reform begins. Democratic Chairman Wheeler announced yesterday that he will follow longstanding agency tradition and step down as Chairman of the FCC in light of the election of Republican Donald Trump as our...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

The Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated decision in Salman this week, essentially reaffirming its seminal decision on illegal tipping in Dirks. In affirming the Petitioner’s conviction the Court rejected his...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

A NY state court threw out Ace Decade Holdings’ suit against UBS accusing the Swiss lender of fraud for its $500 million investment loss in a Chinese company. The court found that jurisdictional issues plagued plaintiff’s...more

More Departures Announced by Top SEC Officials

Following up on our earlier report that Mary Jo White, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will step down at the end of the Obama administration, news of other departures within the SEC has begun to spread. ...more

US Securities Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White Announces Departure at End of Obama Administration

SEC Chair Mary Jo White announced that she will leave the SEC at the end of President Obama’s term...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

SEC Chair Mary Jo White announced that she will step down when the new administration takes over. That will leave the Commission with two sitting Commissioners unless there are confirmation hearings during the lame duck...more

Chair Mary Jo White to Step Down as SEC Commissioner at End of President Obama’s Term

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Chair Mary Jo White will resign as SEC Commissioner effective January 20, 2017, concurrently with the end of President Obama’s term of...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

The saga of Theranos whistleblower Tyler Shultz, grandson of former Secretary of State (and Theranos director) George Shultz, who faced threats, a familial rift, and a boat-load of legal fees as he tried to expose Theranos’...more

SEC Shake-Up: President-Elect Trump Expected to Make Key Appointments

In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Mary Jo White has announced her intent to step down from her role as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Chair White, the...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - November 2016 #2

Four cities pass ballot measures to tax sugary drinks. Four US cities – San Francisco, Oakland and Albany, California and Boulder, Colorado – passed ballot initiatives on November 8 that will impose taxes on sugar-sweetened...more

SEC Chair to Step Down: Path Cleared for Deregulation

The latest post-election domino has fallen. Mary Jo White, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will step down at the end of the Obama administration. White announced her departure on Monday, paving the way...more

OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu To Step Down November 6, 2016

As reported in Bloomberg BNA, Patricia Shiu will be stepping down as Director of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) on November 6, 2016. ...more

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