• 08.11.16

    Find Directors Who Understand the Industry You Want to Disrupt

    A strong corporate governance structure for any corporation is made up of a multitude of different factors and layers. At the very top, of course, is the board of directors which must set the tone and framework for effective governance. This rubric applies equally to start-ups and long-established ...

  • 07.11.16

    How Fintech Is Co-Opting the Banking Industry's Directors and What to Do About It

    Over the last several years, companies which can be broadly grouped under the umbrella of “fintech,” or financial technology, have been making notable additions to their boards of directors by acquiring talent from traditional financial institutions and regulatory agencies. These ...

  • 02.12.16

    Top 5 Legal Considerations for Fintech Advertising

    The growth and expansion of fintech service providers nationally and internationally over the last five years is reshaping the financial landscape. This evolution includes differentiation in how financial products are delivered and who is providing those financial products. Critical to the success ...

  • 06.22.15

    How Fintech Is Changing Community and Regional Banks

    Market share for community and regional banks is slowly being taken away by "nontraditional" providers of financial services, whether they be peer-to-peer lending platforms or other distributors of consumer financial services through the Internet. In addition, global technology leaders are ...

  • 10.04.13

    How Bank Boards Should Handle Regulatory Change

    Bank directors should not think grimly about their service as a board member, even in the light of increased regulatory and shareholder pressure. While laws and regulations are constantly evolving, bank directors who approach their director work with clear focus, open lines of communication with ...

  • 02.19.13

    SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ Rules on Compensation Committees and Advisers

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved new listing requirements promulgated by the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market relating to the composition of and oversight by compensation committees. The listing requirements, as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...

  • 05.03.12

    Eliminate All Incentive Compensation

    Arnold Schwarzenegger said, when he was first elected as governor of California, that he wanted to "blow up the boxes" of the state bureaucracy.The ongoing challenges presented by executive compensation, methods of paying executive compensation and inherent risks associated with certain ...

  • 04.23.12

    Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

    The enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") on July 21, 2010 presents unique challenges for Boards of Directors of community banks. In particular, in the absence of regulations which have yet to be implemented, each community bank ...

  • 06.26.08

    Starting a New Stock Repurchase Program or Expanding an Existing Stock Repurchase Program: A Primer ...

    Originally published in the January 2008 issue of Banking Law Journal.



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