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IP Alert: Check-Processing Servicers Beware!

After a 10 day jury trial, a jury found U.S. Bancorp liable for almost $3.3 million in damages for infringing upon a patent covering check-processing technology owned by Solutran, Inc. (”Solutran”). Solutran’s U.S. Patent No…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property

How to Evaluate Cyber Insurance Options?

On April 10, 2018, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”), an interagency body composed of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Deposit…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Investment Services Regulatory Update - April 2018

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - PROPOSED RULES - SEC Proposes Changes to Fund Liquidity Disclosure Requirements - On March 14, 2018, the SEC issued proposed amendments to the disclosure requirements…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act

On April 3, 2018, the Department of Treasury released recommendations to “modernize” the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (“CRA”). Treasury’s recommendations include:..…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Pay Day Lending: Here Come the Banks!

In a recent interview, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, announced the OCC’s plan to “clarify” its support of bank-offered deposit advance products. “Deposit advance products” are typically defined as small-dollar,…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Phoenix Rising: De Novo Bank Formation?

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), from 2000 to 2008 there were 1,042 de novo community banks newly chartered in the United States. From 2011-2017, the FDIC received only 30 de novo applications…more
 /  Finance & Banking

ACA v. FCC Close to a Slam Dunk for TCPA Defendants

Overview of the Ruling - On March 16, 2018, just before tip-off in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the D.C. Circuit provided the TCPA defense bar with a new playbook of sorts, in the form of a decision that will…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Investment Services Regulatory Update - March 2018

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - PROPOSED RULES - SEC Proposes Changes to Fund Liquidity Disclosure Requirements - On March 14, 2018, the SEC issued proposed amendments to the disclosure requirements…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Regulatory Relief: It’s About Time

In November 2016, with the election results confirmed, the banking industry was awash in hopes for a more lenient regulatory posture. To date, the industry has seen no reform. However, on March 14, 2018, the Senate passed and…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

DOJ Criminal Division Announces Major Change in Corporate Enforcement Policy

On March 1, 2018, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it has expanded the scope of cases in which it will consider issuing a formal declination of criminal charges for a company that…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Supreme Court Limits Scope of Whistleblower Protections under Dodd-Frank: Items of Note and Potential Impacts

On February 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court (the “Supreme Court”) resolved a circuit split on the question of whether the whistleblower anti-retaliation provision in Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Highlights From SEC Speaks 2018: Litigation and Enforcement Trends

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) held its annual SEC Speaks conference in Washington, DC on February 23 and 24, 2018 and provided remarks from the Chairman and commissioners, discussions…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Securities Law

100 Days Until GDPR … Are You Ready?

What Is GDPR?- The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),—described as “the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years”—becomes enforceable by law on May 25, 2018. After four years of preparation and…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

$500,000 Given to Jam Manufacturer in Trade Secret Recipe Violation - Using Trade Secrets in the Accelerating World of International Commerce

The Accelerating Rate of Commerce - Classical intellectual property protection, such as trademarks, copyrights and patents often require the filing of costly applications with government offices, long delays of review and the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

The CFPB: No More “Pushing the Envelope”

On January 23, 2018, Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”), published an opinion editorial in The Wall Street Journal (the “Op-Ed”) describing his vision of the CFPB’s role in…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
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