• 11.22.16

    LiftForward Secures $100M in Debt Capital

    The Daily Journal covered Manatt’s representation of LiftForward, Inc. in securing $100 million in debt capital. Partner Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, led the Manatt team.LiftForward is a small business lender for manufacturers, ...

  • 10.24.16

    The Fintech Revolution Comes to Regional and Community Banks

    Thousands of regional and community banks are turning to fintech in order to meet the needs of customers who demand services on their computers, tablets and phones, according to a new report by Manatt.

  • 08.24.16

    Online Lending Comes with Increased Scrutiny for Banks

    American Banker quoted Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, in an article about banks that decide to explore online lending in efforts to boost profits.Banks that enter this line of business, however, can expect heightened scrutiny ...

  • 08.21.16

    Bank-Startup Partnerships Face Increased Regulation

    The Wall Street Journal interviewed Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article about the FDIC’s proposed guidelines to increase supervisory attention for banks that partner with third-party firms to make loans, such as ...

  • 08.10.16

    Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding on the Rise

    The Commercial Real Estate Show featured Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, in a segment about commercial real estate crowdfunding.When asked about the advantages and disadvantages of the model that have been impacting the growth ...

  • 07.13.16

    Congress Seeks Education Before Marketplace Lending Regulation

    Crowdfund Insider interviewed Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article about the subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit’s educational hearing on Fintech and Marketplace Lending.“There ...

  • 06.28.16

    Repairing a Reputation After Borrowing Scandal

    The Financial Times quoted Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article about fintech company Lending Club’s attempts to restructure. The restructure comes after Lending Club’s founder abruptly departed the ...

  • 06.27.16

    Lenders Disappointed SCOTUS Won’t Hear Madden Case

    American Banker quoted Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article about the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the closely watched Madden vs. Midland Funding marketplace lending case.The lawsuit arose from the sale ...

  • 06.24.16

    Marketplace Lenders Face More Regulatory Attention

    Lend Academy featured Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm's digital finance and market lending practice, in a podcast about marketplace lending. When asked about how regulatory framework will change over the next few years, Korn said:“For the marketplace lenders, it’s ...

  • 06.21.16

    Online Lenders Offer Bonds Backed by Personal Loans

    The International Financing Review quoted Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, for an article about an online lender’s successful debut rated bond issue backed by personal loans. “Having an investment in the loans, and ...