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CFPB proposes rule to supervise nonbank international money transfer providers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2014

On January 23, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or "Bureau") proposed a rule to expand the scope of its non-depository


Judge Rakoff requests extensive information before ruling on the SEC and Bank of America settlement
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2010

Yesterday, Judge Jed S. Rakoff issued an order requesting additional information from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bank of America in response to the proposed $150 million settlement for Bank of America’s alleged failure to disclose employee bonuses and financial losses at Merrill Lynch before shareholders approved the merger of the companies in December 2008


House oversight subcommittee holds hearing on financial literacy
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a field hearing at the University of Kansas entitled "Empowering Consumers: Can Financial Literacy Education Prevent Another Financial Crisis


Financial Crisis Advisory Group issues report on accounting standard setting
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2009

Tuesday, the Financial Crisis Advisory Group (FCAG) issued its report on "the standard-setting implications of the global financial crisis."


Class action round-up - spring 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2014

In a mortgage-related row, the Ninth Circuit reversed the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment in favor of several bank


Non-agency residential mortgage loans in 2014: a survey of legal issues affecting the market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2015

The year 2014 was a landmark for the non-agency residential mortgage market, as a large amount of regulatory uncertainly was lifted. Final rules were


Risk retention provisions: final implementation rules published
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2014

On October 21, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of


Class action round-up
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

Brown v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., No. 12-3494 (8th Cir.) (Dec. 31, 2013). Affirming denial of motion to remand and grant of


Special master for TARP executive compensation rules on supplemental requests by AIG and Ally
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2010

On Tuesday, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, Kenneth R. Fienberg, issued supplemental determinations with regard to the 2010 compensation payments and structures of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and Ally Financial Inc. (Ally


President’s Working Group on Financial Markets recommends money market fund reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2010

Yesterday, the President's Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) released a report describing a number of proposed money market fund (MMF) reforms