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CFPB Accused of Discriminating Against Its Own Employees
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

Some of the recent items on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) agenda have involved efforts to eliminate alleged discriminatory


CFPB Announces Two-Year Policy Priorities
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2016

At the end of February 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced nine priority goals for the next two years. According to its


SEC Describes Recent Efforts to Combat Pyramid Schemes and Affinity Frauds
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

Over the past two years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stepped up enforcement actions against pyramid schemes and related affinity


Key Takeaways From This Year’s Early FCPA Enforcement Actions
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2016

February has been a big month for U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement. It started with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


FINRA Issues Sweep Letter on Firm’s Cultural Values
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2016

On February 18, 2016, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that it had issued a targeted exam letter, or sweep, to firms seeking


SEC Expands Cybersecurity Compliance Requirements For 2016
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2016

On January 11, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the 2016 examination priorities list. For the third year in a row


PCAOB Adopts Audit Engagement Partner Disclosure
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2016

On December 15, 2015, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) continued its pursuit of providing investors with improved audit


Variable Annuities Are Retirement Investment Product of Interest in SEC’s 2016 Examination Priorities
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2016

As we discussed yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released its


SEC Provides Guidance on 2016 Examination Areas of Focus
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

On Monday, January 11, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations' (OCIE


Congress Passes New Tax Laws Affecting REITs Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

On December 18, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 (the "Act") into law. The Act provides for a number