• 06.18.19

    Baltimore Ransomware Attack: Calls for Assistance From Annapolis to Washington

    Since May 7, 2019, the city of Baltimore has been debilitated by a ransomware attack on its IT systems.

  • 06.06.19

    OCC Highlights Areas of Risk, Including Fintech

    A recently released report from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) identified key areas of risk that pose a threat to the safety and soundness of the federal banking system.

  • 06.06.19

    Operation Choke Point Lawsuit Comes to an End

    Putting an end to a 2014 lawsuit filed by payday lenders challenging the actions of federal regulators in Operation Choke Point, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced a resolution to the action.

  • 06.06.19

    Slow Burn: California Makes Another Attempt to Pass a Marijuana Bank Bill

    The movement to provide a limited bank charter to serve marijuana businesses in California inched forward when the California Senate approved SB 51 by an almost unanimous vote, sending the measure to the Assembly for review.

  • 06.06.19

    Supreme Court Sets Limits on CAFA Removal

    A third party brought into a lawsuit by a counterclaim filed by the original defendant is not entitled to remove the case to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

  • 05.28.19

    CCPA Update: Reform Measures on the Precipice?

    California’s sweeping consumer privacy and data security law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, is set to take effect in 2020 despite concerns that big problems with the new law remain unresolved.

  • 05.22.19

    Federal Reserve, FDIC Enforcement Efforts

    In recent enforcement actions, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced an order with a Japanese bank over weaknesses with respect to its New York branch’s Bank Secrecy Act / anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) and U.S. sanctions compliance programs and internal controls.

  • 05.22.19

    New DFS Office To Tackle Consumer Protection

    There’s yet another state CFPB, and this one could be significant. Joining Pennsylvania’s earlier effort, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has just created a new office, the Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division.

  • 05.22.19

    NY Federal Court: OCC Fintech Charters in Jeopardy

    In a surprising decision, a New York federal district court not only refused to dismiss the New York Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) challenge to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) plans to issue special purpose national bank (SPNB) charters to fintech ...

  • 05.22.19

    State AGs, ABA Back Bill On Financial Services For Cannabis

    Support continues to build for the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, with a coalition of 38 state and territorial Attorneys General as well as the American Bankers Association (ABA) writing to lawmakers to urge passage of the bill.