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State Regulators Take First Step to Standardize Money Services Licensing for Fintech Companies

USA - February 16 2018 The Conference of State Bank Supervisors recently announced that as part of its Vision 2020 plan for Fintech Regulation, seven states have agreed to a...

Nathan S. Brownback.


DOJ Rescinds Marijuana Enforcement Guidance, Creating Uncertainty for Banking Organizations and Other Financial Institutions

USA - January 26 2018 On January 4, 2018, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") rescinded Obama administration guidance on prosecutorial discretion for marijuana-related crimes...

Nathan S. Brownback.


GAO Sets the Stage for Congress to Invalidate or Replace the Leveraged Lending Guidance

USA - December 8 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), in response to an inquiry from Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), determined that the...

Nathan S. Brownback.


OCC Stakes Out a Lead Role in Establishing New Deregulatory Agenda, Starting with Revisions to the Volcker Rule and Eliminating the “Regulatory Redundancy” of Bank Holding Companies

USA - September 5 2017 Under acting Comptroller Keith A. Noreika, one of the first financial deregulatory agency appointees put in place by the Trump administration, the...

Nathan S. Brownback.


Federal Reserve Provides Volcker Rule Guidance on Requesting Extensions of the Permissible Seeding Period for Covered Funds

USA - July 25 2017 On July 21, 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("the Board"), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC"), and the...

Nathan S. Brownback.