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2018 NDAA Analysis: Intellectual Property Provisions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This is the seventh blog post in a series analyzing the current draft of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as agreed to by House and Senate negotiators on November 8, 2017. Stay tuned for more blog posts...more

2018 NDAA Analysis: Acquisition Workforce Improvements

by Holland & Knight LLP on

This is the sixth blog post in a series of blogs analyzing the current draft of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as agreed-to by House and Senate negotiators on November 8, 2017. Stay tuned for additional...more

First Deputy Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Discusses “Whether Bank Holding Companies Are Obsolete”

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Keith Noreika, First Deputy Comptroller of the Currency discussed whether bank holding companies are obsolete, a topic he described as both timely and complex. Mr. Noreika, newly relieved of his post as Acting Comptroller,...more

Joseph M. Otting Takes Office as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Joseph Otting was sworn in by Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency...more

Financial Services Weekly News - December 2017

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges. In 2013, former financial advisor, Raymond Lucia, was fined and barred from the industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for material misrepresentations to...more

Noreika Weighs In on Separation of Banking and Commerce

In his last remarks as Acting Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Keith A. Noreika took on the “taboo” topic of removing the separation between banking and commerce....more

Preparing for the Shareholder Proposal Season

On November 16, 2017, Skadden held our webinar “Preparing for the Shareholder Proposal Season.” The panelists were Michael Garland, Assistant Comptroller for Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment in the Office of...more

US Senate Approves Joseph Otting as Comptroller of the Currency

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Senate voted to confirm (54-43) the nomination of Joseph Otting as Comptroller of the Currency...more

Acting US Comptroller of the Currency Discusses Removing the Separation Between Banking and Commerce

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Acting Comptroller of the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika questioned the US regulatory requirement for banks to maintain a separation between banking and commerce. Noreika noted that the...more

OCC’s call for study of separation of banking and commerce: revisited topic with a new twist

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

According to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Ken Noreika, the time is right to reconsider the U.S. policy of limiting the ability of banking and commercial businesses to mix together. ...more

Acting Comptroller Explores the Separation of Banking and Commerce

On November 8, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika explored how the separation of banking and commerce evolved in the United States and called for a broader discussion of whether the separation continues to...more

Acting Comptroller Discusses Innovation and Financial Technology

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika recently discussed innovation and financial technology during a speech at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute of International Economic Law’s Fintech Week. His...more

OCC Head Talks Changing Business Models, Madden Fix

Speaking at an industry event, Acting Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Keith Noreika discussed changing business models as well as the need for a “Madden fix.”...more

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Discusses Marketplace Lending and Responsible Innovation

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith A. Noreika discussed online lending and responsible innovation at the 2017 Online Lending Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. on September 25, 2017. His remarks shared his perspective on...more

OCC Acting Comptroller Woos Fintech Companies with Remarks on Online Lending

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On September 25, 2017, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika discussed online lending and innovation in his keynote remarks prepared for delivery to the Online Lending Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Consistent...more

NYC Comptroller Launches “Boardroom Accountability Project 2.0”: Pushing for More Diversity, Independence and Climate Expertise

by Locke Lord LLP on

On September 8, 2017, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and the New York City Pension Funds announced the launch of the “Boardroom Accountability Project 2.0.” The goal of Project 2.0 is to make the boards of 151...more

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiatives

by Jackson Walker on

1. Hotel Occupancy Tax Declared Exempt For Evacuees and Relief Workers - The Governor of Texas, by way of proclamation, has exempted evacuees and relief workers from state and local hotel taxes.  Currently the Governor’s...more

Acting Comptroller Endorses Fintech Charters

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In July 19, 2017 remarks prepared for delivery to the Exchequer Club in Washington, D.C., Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika expressed his support for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (“OCC”)...more

CFPB Rules Permitting Consumer Class Actions Against Financial Institutions Set to Take Effect Absent Action by Congress

by Bracewell LLP on

In 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it was seeking public comment on proposed rules that would limit the effect of mandatory arbitration clauses for consumer finance transactions and allow...more

OCC FinTech Charter in Trump Administration Cards

by Goodwin on

If you are wondering about the prospects of the OCC FinTech national bank charter under the Trump Administration, we got a sign yesterday. In his remarks to the Exchequer Club in Washington, D.C., President Trump’s Acting...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 12

by DLA Piper on

On June 8, the United States House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs) Act of 2017, which would repeal and replace the Dodd-Frank...more

Nutter Bank Report, May 2017

Supreme Court Rules That Cities Can Sue Lenders Under the Fair Housing Act - The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision that reaffirms the standing of municipalities to sue lenders, including banks, for certain...more

Financial Services Weekly News - May 2017 #2

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - In this Issue. The House Financial Services Committee passed the Financial CHOICE Act that would make significant changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more

Comptroller of the Currency Discusses Value of International Collaboration and Professional Bank Supervision

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry gave a speech at the Institute of International Bankers’ Annual Washington Conference, discussing the value of international collaboration and bank supervision...more

Financial Services Weekly News - March 2017 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - The Return of Glass-Steagall? On March 13, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Vice Chairman Thomas M. Hoenig made a speech to the Institute of International Bankers Annual Washington Conference...more

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