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Category: Financial Services

Could Legislation Mean the End of the “Texas Two-Step?”

by on Financial Services. Published April 20th, 2022

Johnson & Johnson’s highly publicized use of the controversial legal strategy has spurred Congressional calls for bankruptcy reform  Key Takeaways: […]

Federal Agencies Signal a Renewed Focus on Cryptocurrency Regulation

by on Compliance. Published April 6th, 2022

Key Takeaways: Despite the explosion in popularity of cryptocurrency in recent years, the industry remains largely unregulated. SEC Chairman Gary […]

An Update on Proposed Bankruptcy Reform and Relief Legislation

by on Financial Services. Published February 15th, 2022

Bankruptcy reform is a key agenda item for the Biden Administration, and several proposed bills providing relief to consumers are […]

Are New Challenges Ahead for the Booming Private Equity Sector?

by on Compliance. Published January 5th, 2022

Insiders are bullish after a record-breaking 2021, but calls for increased regulation are part of the overall forecast. Key Takeaways: […]

The US Supreme Court Opinion in Goldman Sachs v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System

by on Financial Services. Published August 11th, 2021

Revisiting evidentiary issues and the Basic presumption in inflation-maintenance cases Two questions significant to securities laws’ jurisprudence were recently teed […]

White House Focuses FSOC Regulators on Climate Change Risks in Banking

by on Compliance. Published June 25th, 2021

Recently, the Biden Administration took another step toward incorporating environmental risk analysis into all financial institution oversight. The new executive […]

House Happenings: Update on Financial Services Legislation

by on Compliance. Published June 24th, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed seven bills related to banking and financial services. The one that is likely […]

Charter or Partnership? The Possible Future of Neobanks

by on Compliance. Published June 16th, 2021

Digital-only, unchartered banking alternatives are winning younger consumers and posing both a threat to—and an opportunity for—traditional banking institutions Key […]

The Rise of Fintech Highlights the Need for an Innovative Regulatory Framework

by on Financial Services. Published May 19th, 2021

While sensible regulatory oversight of fintech is necessary, over-regulation can have a chilling effect on innovation and pose significant barriers […]

The Fast Rise and Possible Fall of the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)

by on Financial Services. Published May 5th, 2021

Alarm about the surge in recent SPAC-funded deals has prompted increased scrutiny and new accounting guidance by the SEC  Key […]