• 02.28.18

    Failed Bank Wins Coverage Despite Prior Acts Exclusion

    Despite the existence of a prior acts exclusion in an insurance policy, the officers and directors of a failed bank were entitled to coverage for a lawsuit brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently ruled.

  • 02.28.18

    OIG Audit Addresses Data Security Concerns at the CFPB

    The independent auditor of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Federal Reserve System reported on cybersecurity issues at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the report does not quite fit the picture painted by either advocates or opponents.

  • 02.28.18

    Key Whistleblower Decision Addresses Scope of Dodd-Frank Protections

    In a unanimous decision issued on February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the anti-retaliation provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law protect only those whistleblowers who report information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • 02.28.18

    Moving Forward With Cryptocurrency Regulation in 2018

    Two months into 2018, it feels a little like the calm before a regulatory storm in terms of cryptocurrency regulation. 

  • 02.16.18

    The Buzz in California: A State-Run Marijuana Bank

    Spurred by the recent shift in federal policy, California appears to be inching closer to a state-run bank for the burgeoning marijuana industry.

  • 02.16.18

    CFPB: Fair Lending Moves, New RFIs and Director Fight

    In the latest headlines from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Fair Lending Division has a new home, Requests for Information (RFIs) ask for insight on administrative actions and enforcement processes, and the never-ending battle over leadership continues.

  • 02.16.18

    New York DFS Cybersecurity Certifications Due

    The time has come for entities regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services to make their first certification of compliance with the regulator’s cybersecurity rules.

  • 02.16.18

    Federal Lawmakers Consider Fintech

    Federal lawmakers discussed financial technology at a recent hearing, with topics ranging from regulatory sandboxes to marketplace lending.

  • 02.16.18

    Passive Investors in Payday Lending Operations Get Partial Reprieve

    While tossing certain claims brought by Pennsylvania’s attorney general, a federal judge denied part of a motion to dismiss brought by online short-term lenders in an action accusing them of “renting” Native American tribes and out-of-state banks.

  • 02.01.18

    CFPB Upheaval Continues: From RFIs to Leadership Philosophy

    With the near-daily stories coming out of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), the question has become what isn’t happening at the Bureau.



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