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Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC: potentially far-reaching implications for non-bank assignees of bank-originated loans

USA - June 11 2015 A recent decision issued by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC,has created quite a stir within the investor...

Helen Y. Lee.

Caught in the crossfire: the rising threat of cyberattacks on financial institutions and the heightened expectations of financial regulators

USA - April 28 2015 Within the last year, cyberattacks involving data breaches caused by hackers or unauthorized parties have grown in number and sophistication. While...

Laura E. Bain, Amanda M. Kowalski.

Regulatory scrutiny of language discrimination in the marketing and offering of consumer financial products and services

USA - April 20 2015 Over the last several years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") and the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") have taken steps to expand...

Gerald (Gerry) S. Sachs, Alexandra L. Anderson, Lawrence D. Kaplan.

Key trends in BSAAML compliance: heightened regulatory expectations as industry growth presents new challenges

USA - April 14 2015 As the Federal Banking Agencies (“FBAs”) continue to sharpen and focus supervisory attention on enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and U.S...

Laura E. Bain, Amanda M. Kowalski.

CFPB’s public complaint database likely to amplify consumer voice but muffle effective provider responses

USA - April 9 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the "CFPB" or "Bureau") recently issued its final policy statement (the "Policy Statement") enabling...

Gerald (Gerry) S. Sachs, Lauren Kelly D. Greenbacker, Lawrence D. Kaplan.