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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 […]

Congressional Lawmakers Seek to Overturn the OCC’s “True Lender” Rule

by on Financial Services. Published April 14th, 2021

Congressional Democrats recently introduced resolutions that would overturn the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s “True Lender Rule” (TLR), […]

Court or Out of Court: The Potential Benefits of Pursuing Mediation

by on Litigation. Published April 7th, 2021

Sometimes solving issues without waiting for a court ruling—while being prepared to take things all the way—can be the best […]

The OCC’s “True Lender” Rule is Facing a Potential Reversal

by on Firm News. Published April 7th, 2021

Controversy and a high-profile lawsuit have surrounded the banking rule since the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued […]

New PPP Compliance Procedures for 2021

by on Compliance. Published March 31st, 2021

The government delegated approval authority to lenders for the first round of Paycheck Protection Program loans in 2020—reflecting the emergency […]

Data Privacy Class Action Lawsuits Pose a Rising Threat to the Financial Industry

by on Financial Services. Published March 31st, 2021

Increased regulatory pressures and higher expectations for companies’ defenses against cyberattacks make financial institutions vulnerable to class action lawsuits. Key […]