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District Court: CFPB May Hold Law Firm Owners Individually Liable for Alleged Violations
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may hold the owners of

Prevailing in an Era of Regulatory Enforcement - Balancing Risk and Compliance Expect Focus - Vol. II, July 2016
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • June 30 2016

We previously warned that some individuals involved with arranging EB-5 investments may be required to register as broker-dealers (see “Immigrant

NYDFS issues virtual currency license to XRP II, LLC
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2016

On June 13, the NYDFS announced that it approved XRP II, LLC’s application for a virtual currency license. Before approving the company’s August 2015

FinCEN Issues Final Beneficial Owner Identification Rules
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2016

In May 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued final rules regarding beneficial owner

B2B or Not B2B, That Is the Question: The CFPB and Applicability of Federal Consumer Financial Laws to Small Business and Business-Purpose Lending
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2016

Nearly five years after announcing it would "expeditiously" implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act concerning data collection on small business

Sidley Perspectives on M&A and Corporate Governance - June 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2016

The exposure of corporate directors to shareholder derivative suits relating to their obligations to provide "risk oversight" to the company may turn

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do?
  • Hudson Cook LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

If you've ever watched even one episode of the TV show "Cops," you've heard these words from the theme song: "Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do

US Treasury Announces Measures to Enhance Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act Compliance and Tax Evasion Rule Compliance
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

On May 6, 2016, the US Treasury Department put forth several measures to combat money laundering, corruption and tax evasion, in the wake of the

Corporate Crime & Investigations Update - 13 May 2016
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Brazil, France, Greece, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 13 2016

The former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been accused of playing a key role in a huge corruption scandal involving state-oil

Investment management legal regulatory update - April 2016
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-anticipated final regulation (the “Regulation”) defining who is a fiduciary as a result of giving