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FAQ About the FTC’s Controversial New “Unfair Methods of Competition” Policy

USA - November 30 2022 The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a new Policy Statement of its enforcement priorities for Section 5 of the FTC Act, which makes unlawful…

Michael A. Gleason, Lin W. Kahn, Jeremy P. Morrison, Ryan C. Thomas, Craig A. Waldman

Fifth Circuit Rules that the CFPB's Funding Scheme Violates the Appropriations Clause

USA - October 28 2022 Fifth Circuit decision vacates a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau") Payday Lending Rule because the Bureau's funding mechanism…

Michael A. Carvin (Mike), Antonio F. Dias, Courtney Lyons Snyder, Christian G. Vergonis

A DAO Is No Defense: CFTC Says Decentralization Does Not Immunize DeFi from Regulation

USA - October 11 2022 Under the existing legal regimes, decentralized autonomous organizations ("DAO" or "DAOs") have been viewed as a way to hedge against regulatory…

David E. Aron, Dorothy N. Giobbe, Sarah L. Levine, Brian C. Rabbitt, Mark W. Rasmussen

Don't Call it a Swap: The CFTC Asserts Jurisdiction Where it Shouldn't

USA - July 26 2022 In a federal district court complaint against Archegos Capital Management, LP ("Archegos"), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") has…

David E. Aron, Sarah L. Levine, Peter Petraro, Laura S. Pruitt, Joshua B. Sterling

California Governor Orders Agencies to Create Transparent Regulatory Framework for Blockchain and Digital Assets

USA - May 16 2022 California's governor issued an executive order requiring state agencies, led by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, to create a…

Timothy Curry, Antonio F. Dias, Dorothy N. Giobbe, Jeff Rabkin, Mark W. Rasmussen