Orrick - Structured Finance Group

The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669, United States
Contact: Katharine Crost, Chair of the Structured Finance Group
Phone: 415-773-5700
Fax: 415 773 5972
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

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, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Second ECB Consultation on New Euro Unsecured Overnight Interest Rate

On March 15, 2018, the European Central Bank (“ECB“) published its second consultation paper on a new euro unsecured overnight interest rate. The ECB announced in September 2017 that it intended to start providing a euro…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

EU Covered Bonds Framework: Proposed Legislation

On March 12, 2018, and further to its action plan on building a capital markets union (“CMU“), the European Commission published a draft Directive and Regulation on covered bonds in line with its aim to create an integrated EU…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

SEC Proposes Targeted Changes to Public Liquidity Risk Management Disclosure

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) “proposed amendments to public liquidity-related disclosure requirements for certain open-end investment management companies.” The proposed amendments, and other…more
 /  Securities Law

CFPB Issues Final Rule to Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers Facing Bankruptcy

On March 8, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB“) announced a final rule designed to aid mortgage servicers in assisting borrowers dealing with bankruptcy issues while complying with the Truth in Lending Act…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Joint Committee of ESA's Final Report on Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions

On March 15, 2018, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESA“) published its final report, together with a factsheet, on the use of big data by financial institutions (JC/2018/04). Chapter 4 of the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

CFPB Issues Request for Information on Adopted Regulations and New Rulemaking Authorities

On March 14, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB“) announced it was seeking public input regarding whether or not there should be amendments to pre-existing rules or new rules relating to the CFPB’s authority…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Rating Agency Developments

On March 8, 2018, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch U.S. RMBS Loss Metrics. Release. On March 8, 2018, Kroll issued a report entitled: Financial Institutions: Securities Firm Rating Methodology. Release…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

SEC Proposes Transaction Fee Pilot for NMS Stocks

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) issued a proposed rule that “subject[s] stock exchange transaction fee pricing … to new temporary pricing restrictions across three test groups, and require the…more
 /  Securities Law

SDNY Grants Trustees’ Motion to Dismiss Triaxx CDOs’ RMBS Claims with Prejudice

On March 8, 2018, Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a Memorandum and Order granting Defendants’ motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’ Third Amended Complaint in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

EC Speech Outlines Goals of FinTech Action Plan

The European Commission (“EC“) published a speech on February 27, 2018 given by Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (“CMU“), which…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

RBS Settles New York AG RMBS Claims for $500M

On March 6, 2018, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that the State of New York has reached a settlement with RBS Financial Products Inc. f/k/a Greenwich Capital Financial Products, Inc. (“RBS“) to resolve…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Court Denies Dismissal of RMBS Trustee’s Claim for Failure to Notify

On March 7, 2018, New York Supreme Court Justice Marcy S. Friedman denied a motion by Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. (“Morgan Stanley”) to dismiss a claim by RMBS Trustee Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (the “Trustee”)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

ESMA Speech on Measured Approach to FinTech

The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) published a speech by ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor on taking a measured approach to Financial Technology (“FinTech“) on February 27, 2018. Mr. Maijoor explained that there…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

EBA Reports on Basel III Monitoring Exercise as of June 30, 2017

The European Banking Authority (“EBA“) published a report, available here, summarizing the results of the latest EU Basel III monitoring exercise, using data as of June 30, 2017. The report was accompanied by a press release…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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