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President Trump Appoints Acting FTC Chair With Narrower View of FTC Authority; Vacancies Remain to Be Filled

USA - February 1 2017 President Donald Trump has appointed an acting FTC chair, who has advocated a more restrained approach to cybersecurity matters. With the current...

Richard J. Grossman, David C. Eisman, James R. Carroll, Todd E. Freed, Lisa Gilford, Marc S. Gerber, Brian W. Duwe, Patrick Fitzgerald.


Despite Aversion to Regulation, Trump May Expand Cybersecurity Efforts

USA - January 28 2017 President Donald Trump's statements to date on regulation in general and cybersecurity regulation in particular suggest a conflict between his desire...

James S. Talbot.


Blockchains Offer Revolutionary Potential in Fintech and Beyond

USA - January 28 2017 Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that underlies bitcoin transactions, has been heralded as a transformative technology that is as...


Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2016

USA - January 3 2017 The New York State Department of Financial Services has announced certain changes to its new cybersecurity regulation for banks, insurance companies...

Jennifer L. Spaziano, Ivan A. Schlager, David E. Schwartz, Richard J. Grossman, David C. Eisman, Joshua F. Gruenspecht, James R. Carroll, Jessica N. Cohen, Michael Y. Scudder.


Federal Regulator Signals Willingness to Grant National Bank Charters to Fintech Companies

USA - December 8 2016 On December 2, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its willingness to entertain applications from financial...

William J. Sweet, Jr., Sven G. Mickisch, D. Taylor Tipton, Brian D. Christiansen, David C. Ingles.