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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

On August 8, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. extended the deadline for 19 foreign banks and two domestic bank holding companies to file their next round of "living wills" detailing how they...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Reserve and FDIC Post Resolution Plans for Eight Major Financial Firms - On July 5, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board (the "Board") and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") posted the public portions of...more

Advance Directives: Living Wills, Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

We’re coming to the end of the school year and into the days of summer and no one wants to think about anything too “heavy”. It is, however, important to have advance directives in place. All adults (including kids over 18...more

The Department of the Treasury Issues Recommendations on the Regulation of U.S. Depository Institutions

by Jones Day on

"A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities: Banks and Credit Unions," a Report by the Department of the Treasury, identifies potential reforms that would promote the "Core Principles for Regulating the United...more

Estate Planning Pitfall - You haven’t coordinated your health care directives

The best-laid plans can go astray. For estate planning purposes, the main complication as a person grows older may be the condition of his or her health. This brief article details two health care directives and explains why...more

The sandwich generation: A slice of life

If a person is pulled between the pressing needs of elderly parents and his or her own children, he or she is part of the “sandwich generation.” This position can lead to frustration, anguish and even financial loss. This...more

Insight on Estate Planning - June/July 2017

The sandwich generation: A slice of life - Do you feel like you’re pulled between the pressing needs of your elderly parents and your own children? If so, you’re part of the “sandwich generation,” the term coined to...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The new administration is working on a tax plan that would slash corporate tax rates to 15 percent and doing so with a hastiness that could jeopardize House Republicans’ ability to make the cuts permanent....more

National Health Care Decisions Day

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

National Health Care Decisions Day, for its 10th anniversary, is being “celebrated” all week – April 16 – 22, 2017. The event focuses on making health care planning, including healthcare proxies and advance directives/ living...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

SEC Adopts Trade Acknowledgment and Verification Rules for Security-Based Swap Transactions - On June 8, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission publicized the implementation of "rules that will establish timely and...more

Four Steps to Take Right After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it is important to start planning immediately. There are several essential documents to help you once you become incapacitated, but if you don't already have...more

US Government Accountability Office Issues Report on Resolution Plan Review Process by US Regulators

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Government Accountability Office issued a report on the resolution plan review processes developed by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The report...more

US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Holds Meeting of the Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee held a meeting to discuss the latest updates and advice on issues related to the resolution of systemically important financial companies...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.15.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

With regulators’ rejection of big-bank living wills still very fresh in mind, the Upshot suggests that keeping powerful banks “on their toes . . . may end up playing a surprisingly important role in keeping the financial...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.14.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As promised, the Fed and FDIC have rejected the bankruptcy unwinding plans (or “living wills”) of JPMorgan and 4 other systematically important banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, State Street, and BNY Mellon after...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.13.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

US regulators are reportedly preparing a handful of the US’s biggest banks for news that their living wills (their plans for winding down without a taxpayer bailout in the case of a potential bankruptcy) aren’t going to cut...more

GAO Says Regulators Should Improve Transparency in Evaluating Banks’ “Living Wills”

GAO has issued a report which noted the FDIC and Federal Reserve have developed separate but similar review processes for determining whether a resolution plan, often referred to as a “living will,” is “not credible” or would...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.1.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Apple’s gained some welcome federal precedent in its battle to resist unlocking its phones for the federal government, thanks to an EDNY drug case in which federal magistrate judge James Orenstein denied the government’s...more

Alert: What is MOLST and Do I Need It?

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

You may have heard about Connecticut’s pilot program for Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (“MOLST”) and wondered what it is and whether it impacts your estate plan. Similar programs, such as Physician Orders for...more

Just the Two of Us: Estate Planning for the Childless Dual-Income Household

by Varnum LLP on

If you've had the privilege of hanging around a group of excited estate planners, at one point or another the abbreviation "DINK" may have been thrown into the conversation. For those who are not experts in estate planning...more

Trusts and Estates News: Your Will is Done, What About Your Powers of Attorney?

by Murtha Cullina on

Many people assume that an estate plan is limited to their will and/or trust. However, there is often a period of disability prior to death during which important health care and financial decisions need to be made. This...more

Preparation is the most important component of an estate plan.

by GableGotwals on

Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning is only necessary for the rich. In actuality, a basic estate plan is essential for everyone, regardless of income or net worth, because we all want to minimize...more

Domestic Partnership Agreements: FAQs

by Carlton Fields on

How do domestic partnership agreements (DPAs) and prenuptial or premarital agreements differ? Marriage contracts between two people who plan to marry are prenuptial agreements or antenuptial agreements. Marriage...more

Conscience Clauses for Health Care Providers

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

There has been a lot of news lately about a person’s right to decline to provide a service to another for reasons of conscience. For example, after the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding marriage equality, the N.C....more

Start Summer Right by Focusing on Health Care Protection

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

As long daylight hours continue to lift our spirits, it is not only the sun’s rays that we should protect against this summer. We should also make sure we have our bases covered when it comes to health care and incapacity...more

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