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SEC Signals Enhanced Focus on Crypto Assets by Expanding the Enforcement Unit Tasked With Protecting Crypto Markets

USA - May 3 2022 Reflecting its determination to monitor the crypto markets, the Security and Exchange Commission has renamed the Cyber Unit the “Crypto Assets and…

Rakesh Gopalan, Brian P. Coughlan, Kevin B. Frankel, Clayton J. Stallbaumer, Molly M. White

CFPB’s New Interest in Examining Fintechs is Likely to Mean More Naming and Shaming by the Agency

USA - April 28 2022 On April 25, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will begin examining nonbank “covered persons” that it has…

Ayana Brown, Jeffrey P. Ehrlich, Brandi G. Howard, Heryka R. Knoespel, Kristin Lee

Q1 2022 update on LIBOR transition developments

USA - March 31 2022 Since passing the December 31, 2022 "no new LIBOR" line-in-the-sand drawn by regulators, the pace of new developments in LIBOR transition has slowed…

Donald A. Ensing, James Gelman, W. Kent Walker Jr.

Federal Framework for Digital Asset Regulation Comes into Focus

USA - March 15 2022 On March 9, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets (“Executive Order”) to mobilize the…

John V. Ayanian, Brian Baltz, Jeffrey P. Ehrlich, Laura Colombell Marshall, Addison Smith, Molly M. White

Headlines for Alternative Lenders on LIBOR Replacement

United Kingdom, USA - March 4 2022 While Dec. 31, 2021 was a key LIBOR transition deadline for many lenders, the transition has continued in 2022 with alternative lenders in particular…

Naho Kobayashi, Donald A. Ensing, Chris D. Molen