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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 […]

The FDIC’s Proposed Rule Banning Non-Bank Entities & Private Individuals from Misleading Representations About Deposit Insurance

by on Compliance. Published June 16th, 2021

Last month, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for information entitled “False […]

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 […]

Why Going Private Can Be an Attractive Option for Struggling Companies

by on Firm News. Published June 9th, 2021

As the economy regains strength, some public companies are using privatization to add value and stay solvent  Key takeaways: Going […]

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 […]

The Case for Outsourcing Internal Corporate Investigations to Outside Counsel

by on Investigations. Published April 28th, 2021

Credibility, independence, and expertise are among the reasons for retaining independent legal counsel to conduct internal investigations  Key takeaways: The […]

Current Texas Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Laws

by on Technology. Published April 21st, 2021

The Texas Legislature passed new cybersecurity laws in 2017 and 2019, while the 2021 legislative session appears unlikely to produce […]

What the Financial Services Industry Might Expect from the Biden Administration

by on Financial Services. Published April 21st, 2021

The new administration’s policy agenda and agency appointments could have a considerable impact on the financial services industry  Key Takeaways: […]

Federal Appeals Court Considers OCC’s FinTech Charter Authority

by on Financial Services. Published April 14th, 2021

What is the “business of banking?” The Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is pondering that question as […]