News & Analysis as of

Science, Computers & Technology Administrative Agency Finance & Banking

Read Science, Computers & Technology updates, news, alerts, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:

With Zenefits Settlement Award SEC Demonstrates Continued Commitment to “Unicorn” Scrutiny Despite Administration Change: Same Old...

Last week the SEC announced it had reached an agreement with privately-held company Zenefits, and its co-founder and former CEO Parker Conrad, to settle allegations that Zenefits materially misled Series B and C investors....more

President's Executive Order on Cybersecurity: Impact on Banks Unclear

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order addressing cybersecurity. But for financial institutions, is the executive order much ado about nothing? Not exactly....more

Curry Defends OCC's Fintech Charter, New York's DFS Sues

Stepping down as the leader of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Thomas J. Curry highlighted the efforts of the agency to encourage financial innovation, particularly the agency's decision to grant fintech...more

US Comptroller of the Currency Discusses Fintech

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

US Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry provided remarks describing actions the OCC has taken to meet the needs of all types of consumers, businesses and communities in the US. Specifically, he described a new department...more

Swimming in dark pools

by DLA Piper on

NZX has published its regulatory agenda for 2017 setting out its regulatory priorities and resourcing, and the outcomes it seeks to achieve over the coming year. In both the 2016 and 2017 regulatory agendas, NZX has flagged...more

Surviving Alice in the Finance Arts

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (“Alice”)[i] has had a dramatic impact on the allowability of computer implemented inventions, especially in the finance arts (e.g. insurance, banking, etc.). ...more

DFS Announces “Updated” Cybersecurity Regulation

Yesterday, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced an “updated” cybersecurity regulation that will go into effect on March 1, 2017. The updated regulation is, in many respects, less stringent than the...more

Major Security Breach Reported to Congress By Federal Bank Regulator

by Nossaman LLP on

Recently, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) informed Congress that it had suffered a major information security incident. The agency reported that, in November 2015, a former employee downloaded over...more

What Happens When My Company Receives a National Security Letter? A Primer

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

Even today, most companies—even technology companies—do not think they have information that the U.S. Government wants or needs, particularly as it might relate to a national security investigation. The reality is that as...more

Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)

Douglas M. Shortridge, the named inventor of U.S. Patent No. 8,744,933, sued Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC ("Foundation") for infringement thereof in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...more

New Appointment Underscores SEC’s Focus on Cybersecurity Threats

On June 2, 2016, the SEC announced the appointment of Christopher Hetner as Senior Advisor to the Chair for Cybersecurity Policy. Hetner, who was formerly the Cybersecurity Lead for the Technology Control Program within the...more

The SEC’s Return to Accounting Fraud Enforcement

by Michael Volkov on

Just like the ups and downs of the business cycle, SEC enforcement of accounting fraud cases follow an up and down trend as well. For example, during the financial crisis, SEC enforcement of accounting fraud cases took a back...more

FINRA’s Cancelled CARDS

by Burr & Forman on

A little over one year ago, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced a proposal to increase substantially its collection of brokerage data. That proposal, named the Comprehensive Automated Risk Data...more

Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense - October 2015

"Wherefore Art Thou Due Process?" Part III - Why it matters: It is time for another installment in our continuing "Wherefore Art Thou Due Process?" coverage into the ongoing constitutional challenges to the SEC's...more

Response Plan Rewind: The Essentials of Data Breach Response Plans

From the financial sector to the healthcare industry, and even the security business itself, hackers are creeping their way into business data systems and pilfering personal information. For financial institutions, security...more

Virtual Currencies are Getting Attention from Industry and Bank Regulators

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, once a novel means of exchange, have become so commonplace that in May of this year the New York Stock Exchange created a first-of-its-kind index (the “Index”) representing the U.S. dollar...more

Upper Tribunal Criticises FCA's Approach To Publicising Decision Notices

by Allen & Overy LLP on

We consider here the decision of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) in Bayliss & Co (Financial Services) Limited and Clive John Rosier v the Financial Conduct Authority [2015] UKUT 0265 (TCC) in which the tribunal...more

NYDFS Releases Final Rules for Licensing Virtual Currency Businesses in New York

by Morgan Lewis on

After multiple proposals and significant industry comment, the NYDFS has released a final “BitLicense” framework that establishes a comprehensive licensing and regulatory regime for New York businesses engaged in activities...more

Lost, Unencrypted Laptop Leads FINRA to Fine a Broker-Dealer $225,000 for Violating Reg S-P

by BakerHostetler on

With the recent focus by the SEC and FINRA on cybersecurity for broker-dealers and investment advisers as a backdrop, FINRA recently brought and settled an enforcement action under SEC Regulation S-P against broker-dealer...more

Ripple Labs Fined $700,000 Over Bank Secrecy Act Violations: Lessons Learned from FinCEN’s first Civil Enforcement Action Against...

by Reed Smith on

On May 5, 2015, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) fined Ripple Labs Inc. (“Ripple Labs”) and its wholly owned subsidiary XRP Fund II LLC (“XRP II”) $700,000 for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”)....more

Department of Justice Settles Virtual Currency Enforcement Action

The US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California recently settled an enforcement action against Ripple Labs Inc., a Delaware corporation providing virtual currency exchange services. According to the settlement...more

OFAC on Bitcoin—Learning Before Actively Regulating

by Goodwin on

Before a government agency issues regulations implementing a new law—or applies existing regulations to a new technology—it has to do some groundwork. The agency will interpret its authorizing legislation and executive...more

Do You Have a Data Breach Response Plan? U.S. Department of Justice Thinks You Should

by LeClairRyan on

In the wake of significant retailer data breaches in 2013 and 2014, and additional significant breaches continuing in 2015, a trend is clearly developing — an expectation of proactive risk identification and mitigation from a...more

FinCEN and Department of Justice Settle Anti-Money Laundering Charges Against Crypto-Currency Company Ripple Labs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On May 5, Ripple Labs (Ripple) entered into a consent decree with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), under which Ripple admitted to conduct that violated U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) laws and agreed to...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Moximed Secures $33 Million in Financing

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Moximed, based in Hayward, Calif., is focused on developing minimally invasive, joint preserving solutions for patients with knee osteoarthritis....more

150 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 6
Cybersecurity

Follow Science, Computers & Technology Updates on:

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.