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San Francisco, CA 94105-2669, United States
Contact: Yaw Ayim-Abagye, Manager, Finance
Phone: 415-773-5700
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U.S. Treasury Issues Guidance on the Transition from Interbank Offered Rates to Other Reference Rates

The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations that provide guidance on the transition from LIBOR. One set of such regulations provides that substituting a “qualified rate,” such as the Secured Overnight…more

Comment Period, Interest Rates, Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Libor, U.S. Treasury

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Detroit Confirms Chapter 9 Plan of Adjustment

Approximately 16 months after filing the largest chapter 9 bankruptcy in history, Detroit received approval November 7 of its chapter 9 plan of adjustment. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes of the Eastern District of Michigan…more

Bankruptcy Plans, Chapter 9, Municipalities

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SDNY Denies Class Certification in Royal Park Action Against Trustee Bank of New York

On February 15, Judge Gregory H. Woods in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied certificateholder Royal Park Investments SA/NV’s (“Royal Park“) renewed motion for class certification in…more

Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon, Banking Sector, Class Action, Class Certification, RMBS

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Federal Regulators Issue Key Guidance on Fintech Issues

On July 30, the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") provided important guidance on a broad range of issues confronting the fintech industry. Treasury released a…more

Banking Sector, Financial Services Industry, FinTech, Fintech Charter, OCC

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Rating Agency Developments - May 2020 #1

On April 27, KBRA published a report titled Public Finance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Municipal Issuers’ Virus-Related Voluntary Disclosures Trend Up. Report. On April 21, Moody’s published its revised approach to rating U.S. RMBS…more

DBRS, Fitch, KBRA, Moody's, Rating Agencies

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CFTC Approves a Final Rule to Amend Uncleared Swap Margin Requirements

On November 19, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced that it approved a final rule to amend its uncleared swap margin requirements to better align with certain rules adopted by the Board of Governors of…more

CFTC, FDIC, Margin Requirements, OCC, Swap Dealers

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Private Equity Fund Taxation Post-Tax Reform: What Really Changed?

Congress has passed the tax reform bill, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), and President Trump signed it into law on December 22, 2017. The Act contains wide-ranging changes to the tax law, many of which will…more

EBITDA, Private Equity, Private Equity Funds, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Rates

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Brexit – What Now For Your Business

So, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Everyone has their own opinion and we’ve all seen the news reports and various viewpoints but what does this result mean for you in practical terms and where do we go from here? Orrick’s…more

EU, EUMR, European Economic Area (EEA), Financial Services Industry, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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New EU and UK Anti-Money Laundering Rules: The Fifth AML Directive Extends to Cryptocurrencies

The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) entered into force in July 2018. MLD5 updates the legal framework under the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) and must be implemented by the EU member states by…more

Anti-Money Laundering, Cryptocurrency, EU, Member State, MLD4

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ESMA Publishes Final Technical advice on the MiFID II Directive and MiFIR

On 19 December 2014, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published final technical advice (ESMA/2014/1569) to the European Commission and a consultation paper (ESMA/2014/1570) on the MiFID II Directive…more

EU Directive, European Commission, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), MiFID

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S.D.N.Y. Allows NCUA to Amend RMBS Suit Against Deutsche Bank and Grants in Part and Denies in Part Motion to Dismiss

Judge Sidney H. Stein in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York allowed the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to amend its complaint to add a new plaintiff to attempt to establish…more

Banking Sector, Financial Institutions, NCUA, RMBS

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CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Extends Time-Limited No-Action Relief for SEFs from Certain Block Trade Requirements

On November 14, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division (“CFTC“) of Market Oversight extended time-limited no-action relief to swap execution facilities (“SEFs“) from certain requirements under the…more

CFTC, No-Action Relief, Swap Dealers, Swaps

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Federal Reserve Announces Plan to Develop a New Round-the-Clock Real-Time Payment and Settlement Service to Support Faster Payments

On August 5, the Federal Reserve Board announced that the Federal Reserve Banks will develop a new round-the-clock real-time payment and settlement service, called the FedNow? Service, to support faster payments in the United…more

Banking Sector, Banks, Federal Reserve, Financial Institutions, Payment Systems

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Council of EU Grants Exemptions for Commodity Dealers under CRR

On March 23, 2016, the Council of the EU published an approved final compromise text of a proposed Regulation extending the Capital Requirements Regulation (Regulation 575/2013) (CRR) to extend certain exemptions for commodity…more

Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), Commodities, Commodity Broker, ECON, EU

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Brexit – What Now For Your Business

So, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Everyone has their own opinion and we’ve all seen the news reports and various viewpoints but what does this result mean for you in practical terms and where do we go from here? Orrick’s…more

EU, EUMR, European Economic Area (EEA), Financial Services Industry, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Update: Newly Passed Delaware Law Will Necessitate Important Updates to Credit Agreements

The following client alert is an update of the Orrick alert sent on June 14, 2018. Since then, the proposed amendment to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act was signed into law by the governor of the state…more

Amended Regulation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Loan Agreements, Mergers

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FHFA Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums and COVID Forbearance Period

On February 9, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the “Enterprises”) are extending moratoriums on single-family foreclosures for Enterprise-backed, single-family mortgages…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Eviction, Fannie Mae, FHFA, Foreclosure

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Agencies Propose Rule to Update Calculation of Derivative Contract Exposure Amounts Under Regulatory Capital Rules

On October 30, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the “Agencies“) proposed changes to their standards for how large federal…more

Derivatives, FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC

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Merrill Lynch Settles SEC RMBS Fraud Claims for $16M

On June 12, 2018, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) issued an Order instituting administrative proceedings, making findings, and imposing remedial sanctions against Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner &…more

Administrative Proceedings, Merrill Lynch, RMBS, SEC, Securities Exchange Act

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FHFA Request for Input on Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer – Certain Salient Matters

In its request for input on single-family credit risk transfer RFI, FHFA expresses a strong preference for large, economically efficient, repeatable transactions, as well as programs that create a level playing field for both…more

Banking Sector, Comment Period, FHFA, Mortgage Loan Originators, Mortgages

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Second Circuit Upholds Dismissal of U.S. Bank’s Untimely Breach of Contract and Indemnity Claims

On February 6, the Second Circuit affirmed a trial court order dismissing repurchase and indemnification claims brought by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA“), acting on behalf of U.S. Bank as Trustee, against GreenPoint…more

Breach of Contract, FHFA, Indemnity Claim, Mortgages, Statute of Limitations

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High Court Ruling on Brexit

On November 3, 2016 the UK High Court handed down a ruling preventing the UK government from triggering Article 50 TFEU – the EU legislation triggering the start of the administrative procedure for the UK’s exit from the EU –…more

Article 50 Treaty of the EU, EU, European Communities Act, Member State, Referendums

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Third Circuit Finds Trustee Not Liable for $168 Million RMBS Loss – IKB Failed to Show Trustee Violated Contractual Obligations

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a trial’s court’s dismissal of IKB International SA’s claims against Wilmington Trust Co., holding that IKB had not demonstrated that Wilmington violated its contractual obligations…more

Breach of Contract, RMBS, Trustees

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Federal Regulators Issue Key Guidance on Fintech Issues

On July 30, the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC") provided important guidance on a broad range of issues confronting the fintech industry. Treasury released a…more

Banking Sector, Financial Services Industry, FinTech, Fintech Charter, OCC

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OCC Halts Publication of Fair Access Rule

On January 28, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that it would halt publication of its “fair access” rule, which would have prevented national banks from denying services to any individual customer…more

Banking Sector, Banks, Financial Institutions, OCC

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Supreme Court to Decide Extent of Puerto Rico’s Sovereign Powers

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the appeal styled under the caption Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle, No. 15-108. In this case, the Supreme Court is asked to determine…more

Clawbacks, Debt Enforcement & Recovery Act (DERA), Double Jeopardy, Fifth Amendment, Puerto Rico

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Preparing for Potential Inquiries into Designated Lender Counsel in PE Sponsored Syndicated Loans

Recent media reports have expressed alarm at the use of “designated lender counsel” in private equity-sponsored leveraged loan transactions. The phrase refers to the practice of a private equity firm instructing the investment…more

Banking Sector, FDIC, Investment Banks, Leveraged Loans, OCC

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SEC Proposes Liquidity Management Rules for Mutual Funds and ETFs

On September 22, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a comprehensive package of rules that would require open-end funds, including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, to implement liquidity risk management…more

Comment Period, ETFs, Federal Register, Financial Institutions, Investment

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Detroit Confirms Chapter 9 Plan of Adjustment

Approximately 16 months after filing the largest chapter 9 bankruptcy in history, Detroit received approval November 7 of its chapter 9 plan of adjustment. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes of the Eastern District of Michigan…more

Bankruptcy Plans, Chapter 9, Municipalities

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Rating Agency Developments

On June 1, DBRS released its RMBS Insight 1.2: U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Model and Rating Methodology. On June 1, Fitch released its U.S. RMBS Surveillance and Re-REMIC Criteria. On June 1, Moody’s issued RMBS…more

Asset-Backed Securities, DBRS, Fitch, Moody's, Mortgage-Backed Securities

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Private Equity Fund Taxation Post-Tax Reform: What Really Changed?

Congress has passed the tax reform bill, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), and President Trump signed it into law on December 22, 2017. The Act contains wide-ranging changes to the tax law, many of which will…more

EBITDA, Private Equity, Private Equity Funds, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Tax Rates

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Federal Bank Regulators Issue Rule Supporting Treasury’s Investments in Minority Depository Institutions and Community-Development Financial Institutions

On March 9, federal bank regulatory agencies announced an interim final rule that supports the Treasury Department’s implementation of a program established by Congress to make capital investments in minority depository…more

Capital Investments, Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies, Financial Institutions

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Brexit – What Now For Your Business

So, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Everyone has their own opinion and we’ve all seen the news reports and various viewpoints but what does this result mean for you in practical terms and where do we go from here? Orrick’s…more

EU, EUMR, European Economic Area (EEA), Financial Services Industry, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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FHFA Extends COVID-19 Forbearance Period and Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums

On February 25, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) are extending moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and real-estate-owned (REO) evictions until June 30,…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Eviction, Fannie Mae, FHFA, Forbearance Agreements

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CFTC Staff Grants Time-Limited Extension of Swap Data Reporting Relief for Certain Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants Established under the Laws of Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan or Switzerland

On November 30, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission‘s (“CFTC“) Division of Market Oversight announced in a no-action letter that it had extended relief it provided certain CFTC-registered swap dealers (“SD“) and…more

CFTC, Major Swap Participants, Reporting Requirements, Swap Dealers, Swaps

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Royal Park and Wells Fargo Reach Settlement in RMBS Litigation

On January 14, U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the Southern District of New York granted a joint request from plaintiff certificateholder Royal Park Investments SA/NV and defendant trustee Wells Fargo Bank NA to…more

Banks, RMBS, Settlement, Wells Fargo

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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Guidance on Consideration of ESG Factors for ERISA Plan Fiduciaries

On April 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-1, which provides guidance on environmental, social and governance (“ESG“) issues. The Bulletin’s stated purpose is to provide guidance…more

Department of Labor (DOL), Employee Benefits, ERISA, Fiduciary Duty, Investment Adviser

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California Computer Software Employee Overtime Exemption Rate to Increase 2.6% on January 1

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) released its 2013 hourly rate and minimum salary requirement adjustment for exempt computer software employees. Beginning January 1, 2013, the minimum hourly rate of pay…more

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New EU and UK Anti-Money Laundering Rules: The Fifth AML Directive Extends to Cryptocurrencies

The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) entered into force in July 2018. MLD5 updates the legal framework under the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD4) and must be implemented by the EU member states by…more

Anti-Money Laundering, Cryptocurrency, EU, Member State, MLD4

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Lehman Brothers to Pay $2.38 Billion in Connection with RMBS Claims

On March 8, 2018, Judge Shelley C. Chapman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision from the bench valuing RMBS breach of representation and warranty claims against…more

Bankruptcy Court, Representations and Warranties, RMBS, Trustees

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SEC Charges Rating Agency Morningstar with Failures of Disclosure and Internal Controls in CMBS Rating Model Adjustments

On February 16, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil action in federal district court in the Southern District of New York against the former credit ratings agency, Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC, regarding…more

CMBS, Internal Controls, Rating Agencies, SEC

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CFPB Issues Final Rule on Higher-Priced Mortgage Loan Escrow Exemption

On January 19, the CFPB issued a final rule exempting certain insured depository institutions and insured credit unions from the requirement to establish escrow accounts for certain higher-priced mortgage loans (HPMLs). The…more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Credit Unions, Liens, Loans, Mortgages

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Summary of Crescent No-Action Letter

On July 17, 2015, the SEC published a no-action letter addressing the effect on the sponsor’s credit risk retention requirement of the refinancing of one or more tranches of existing CLO debt, an issue which has been of…more

No-Action Letters, Refinancing, Risk Retention, SEC

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US Bank Cannot Revive Majority of MBS Suit Against Citigroup

U.S. Bank NA v. Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp., No. 1:13-cv-06989 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 1, 2013) - On March 16, 2015, Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied the…more

Citigroup, Representations and Warranties, RMBS, US Bank

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CFTC Issues Advisory Regarding Chief Compliance Officer Annual Report Requirements

On December 4, the CFTC issued an advisory (Staff Advisory 19-24) providing further guidance on certain requirements applicable to swap dealers, futures commission merchants and major swap participants (collectively,…more

CFTC, DSIO, Major Swap Participants, Reporting Requirements, Swap Dealers

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New York Supreme Court Grants in Part and Denies in Part Cross Motions for Summary Judgment in RMBS Action

On May 16, 2018, Justice Shirley W. Kornreich of the New York Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part the parties’ summary judgment motions in Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors Trust Series 2006-RM4 v. Merrill Lynch…more

Merrill Lynch, Mortgages, Motion for Summary Judgment, Partial Summary Judgments, RMBS

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S.D.N.Y. Allows NCUA to Amend RMBS Suit Against Deutsche Bank and Grants in Part and Denies in Part Motion to Dismiss

Judge Sidney H. Stein in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York allowed the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to amend its complaint to add a new plaintiff to attempt to establish…more

Banking Sector, Financial Institutions, NCUA, RMBS

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Third Circuit Finds Trustee Not Liable for $168 Million RMBS Loss – IKB Failed to Show Trustee Violated Contractual Obligations

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a trial’s court’s dismissal of IKB International SA’s claims against Wilmington Trust Co., holding that IKB had not demonstrated that Wilmington violated its contractual obligations…more

Breach of Contract, RMBS, Trustees

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FHFA Request for Input on Single-Family Credit Risk Transfer – Certain Salient Matters

In its request for input on single-family credit risk transfer RFI, FHFA expresses a strong preference for large, economically efficient, repeatable transactions, as well as programs that create a level playing field for both…more

Banking Sector, Comment Period, FHFA, Mortgage Loan Originators, Mortgages

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New York Appellate Court Dismisses Two Deutsche Bank RBMS Suits Under California’s Four-Year Statute Of Limitations

On December 5, 2017, the First Department of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York unanimously overturned a New York Supreme Court holding that California’s statute of limitations did not bar Plaintiff’s…more

Barclays, Deutsche Bank, RMBS, Statute of Limitations

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ESMA Updates MiFIR Data Reporting Q&As

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) published an updated version on November 14, 2017, of its Q&As on data reporting under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (Regulation 600/2014)…more

EU, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Financial Reporting, MiFIR, Portfolio Managers

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ESMA Updates Q&A on Application of UCITS Directive

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an updated version of its Q&A paper on the application of the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Directive (2009/65/EC) as…more

Derivatives, EU, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), UCITS

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The New CFPB Payday Lending Rules: An Early Analysis

Last week the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau ("CFPB") released its long-awaited proposed rulemaking to regulate payday, auto title and certain high-cost installment loans ("covered loans"). The stated purpose of the…more

Ability-to-Repay, Automotive Loans, Banking Sector, Consumer Financial Products, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

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Volcker Rule: An Overview and Highlights Of Certain Key Provisions

On December 10, 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Securities and Exchange Commission (collectively, the…more

Bank Holding Company, Banks, Compliance, Dodd-Frank, Volcker Rule

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SEC Adopts Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies

On December 18, “[t]he Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) [] approved final rules to require companies to disclose in proxy or information statements for the election of directors any practices or policies regarding the…more

Disclosure Requirements, Hedging, Information Statements, Proxy Statements, SEC

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NY Intermediate Appellate Court Reverses Dismissal of HSBC RMBS Suit Against Deutsche Bank

HSBC, the trustee of two securitizations at issue, successfully appealed the 2018 dismissal of its complaint alleging that DB Structured Products Inc. (DBSP), the sponsor of the two securitizations at issue, breached Mortgage…more

Deutsche Bank, Dismissals, HSBC, Popular, Reversal

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Orrick Submits Amicus Brief on Behalf of SIFMA Urging Fifth Circuit to Reject Two-Step FLSA Certification Procedure

Orrick, on behalf of its client, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”), recently filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for writ of mandamus filed by Wells Fargo in the Fifth Circuit Court…more

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Brexit – What Now For Your Business

So, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Everyone has their own opinion and we’ve all seen the news reports and various viewpoints but what does this result mean for you in practical terms and where do we go from here? Orrick’s…more

EU, EUMR, European Economic Area (EEA), Financial Services Industry, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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OCC, Board of the Federal Reserve and FDIC Publish Final Rule Implementing Net Stable Funding Ratio

On February 24, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published a final rule in the Federal Register…more

FDIC, Federal Reserve, Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR), OCC

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Rating Agency Developments

On November 8, 2017, Fitch updated its ratings criteria for U.S. grant anticipation revenue vehicles (GARVEE) bonds. Report. On November 8, 2017, DBRS updated its ratings methodology for Canadian Residential Mortgages, Home…more

DBRS, Fitch, Rating Agencies, REIT, RMBS

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Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

You can also manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard.

We will make all practical efforts to respect your wishes. There may be times, however, where we are not able to fulfill your request, for example, if applicable law prohibits our compliance. Please note that JD Supra does not use "automatic decision making" or "profiling" as those terms are defined in the GDPR.

  • Timeframe for retaining your personal information: We will retain your personal information in a form that identifies you only for as long as it serves the purpose(s) for which it was initially collected as stated in this Privacy Policy, or subsequently authorized. We may continue processing your personal information for longer periods, but only for the time and to the extent such processing reasonably serves the purposes of archiving in the public interest, journalism, literature and art, scientific or historical research and statistical analysis, and subject to the protection of this Privacy Policy. For example, if you are an author, your personal information may continue to be published in connection with your article indefinitely. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
  • Onward Transfer to Third Parties: As noted in the "How We Share Your Data" Section above, JD Supra may share your information with third parties. When JD Supra discloses your personal information to third parties, we have ensured that such third parties have either certified under the EU-U.S. or Swiss Privacy Shield Framework and will process all personal data received from EU member states/Switzerland in reliance on the applicable Privacy Shield Framework or that they have been subjected to strict contractual provisions in their contract with us to guarantee an adequate level of data protection for your data.

California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, our customers who are California residents have the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

You can make a request for this information by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

Some browsers have incorporated a Do Not Track (DNT) feature. These features, when turned on, send a signal that you prefer that the website you are visiting not collect and use data regarding your online searching and browsing activities. As there is not yet a common understanding on how to interpret the DNT signal, we currently do not respond to DNT signals on our site.

Access/Correct/Update/Delete Personal Information

For non-EU/Swiss residents, if you would like to know what personal information we have about you, you can send an e-mail to privacy@jdsupra.com. We will be in contact with you (by mail or otherwise) to verify your identity and provide you the information you request. We will respond within 30 days to your request for access to your personal information. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. If you would like to correct or update your personal information, you can manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard. If you would like to delete your account or remove your information from our Website and Services, send an e-mail to privacy@jdsupra.com.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please refer to the date at the top of this page to determine when this Policy was last revised. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised policy on the Website. By continuing to use our Website and Services following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, your dealings with our Website or Services, or if you would like to change any of the information you have provided to us, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

JD Supra Cookie Guide

As with many websites, JD Supra's website (located at www.jdsupra.com) (our "Website") and our services (such as our email article digests)(our "Services") use a standard technology called a "cookie" and other similar technologies (such as, pixels and web beacons), which are small data files that are transferred to your computer when you use our Website and Services. These technologies automatically identify your browser whenever you interact with our Website and Services.

How We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to:

  1. Improve the user experience on our Website and Services;
  2. Store the authorization token that users receive when they login to the private areas of our Website. This token is specific to a user's login session and requires a valid username and password to obtain. It is required to access the user's profile information, subscriptions, and analytics;
  3. Track anonymous site usage; and
  4. Permit connectivity with social media networks to permit content sharing.

There are different types of cookies and other technologies used our Website, notably:

  • "Session cookies" - These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari).
  • "Persistent cookies" - These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
  • "Web Beacons/Pixels" - Some of our web pages and emails may also contain small electronic images known as web beacons, clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs. These images are placed on a web page or email and typically work in conjunction with cookies to collect data. We use these images to identify our users and user behavior, such as counting the number of users who have visited a web page or acted upon one of our email digests.

JD Supra Cookies. We place our own cookies on your computer to track certain information about you while you are using our Website and Services. For example, we place a session cookie on your computer each time you visit our Website. We use these cookies to allow you to log-in to your subscriber account. In addition, through these cookies we are able to collect information about how you use the Website, including what browser you may be using, your IP address, and the URL address you came from upon visiting our Website and the URL you next visit (even if those URLs are not on our Website). We also utilize email web beacons to monitor whether our emails are being delivered and read. We also use these tools to help deliver reader analytics to our authors to give them insight into their readership and help them to improve their content, so that it is most useful for our users.

Analytics/Performance Cookies. JD Supra also uses the following analytic tools to help us analyze the performance of our Website and Services as well as how visitors use our Website and Services:

  • HubSpot - For more information about HubSpot cookies, please visit legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.
  • New Relic - For more information on New Relic cookies, please visit www.newrelic.com/privacy.
  • Google Analytics - For more information on Google Analytics cookies, visit www.google.com/policies. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This will allow you to download and install a Google Analytics cookie-free web browser.

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Network Cookies. Our content pages allow you to share content appearing on our Website and Services to your social media accounts through the "Like," "Tweet," or similar buttons displayed on such pages. To accomplish this Service, we embed code that such third party social networks provide and that we do not control. These buttons know that you are logged in to your social network account and therefore such social networks could also know that you are viewing the JD Supra Website.

Controlling and Deleting Cookies

If you would like to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting cookies from the JD Supra Website and Services you can do so by changing the settings in your web browser. To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you every time a site wishes to save a cookie. It's also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device by a browser.

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use your browser's "Help" function or alternatively, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about how we use cookies and other tracking technologies, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

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