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Mintz | USA | 13 Nov 2018

Strategies to Unlock AI’s Potential in Health Care, Part 5: Product Liability Prevention for AI Product Designersand Their Lawyers

As our use of AI technology becomes more frequent, interconnected, and integral to daily life, the liability exposure to AI product designers and


Mintz | USA | 12 May 2016

The Depart of Labor’s 2016 Final Fiduciary and Conflict of Interest Regulations: The New Fiduciary Standard

With this post, we begin our substantive explanation of the Department of Labor's suite of final fiduciary and conflict of interest regulations. For


Mintz | USA | 6 Aug 2014

2013-2014 Massachusetts legislative session ends

Last week, the 2013-2014 Massachusetts legislative session came to a close amid a flurry of activity on Beacon Hill. Lawmakers rushed to finalize and


Mintz | USA | 5 Aug 2011

Financial services legislative and regulatory update

Although an 11th-hour agreement on the debt ceiling by the congressional leadership was reached, and the US was not forced to default, the collateral damage of this debate was evident late Friday evening when Standard & Poor‘s announced that it was downgrading the US credit rating from AAA to AA.


Mintz | USA, European Union | 10 Jun 2011

Geithner urges Congress and EU to effect robust financial reform

Earlier this week, in a speech before the International Monetary Conference, Treasury Secretary Geithner stressed that efforts to delay or lessen the impact of financial regulation would hurt the financial industry.


Mintz | USA | 10 Jun 2011

Vacancies in administration convey broader effort to stall reform

While Treasury Secretary Geithner warned against undermining efforts to stall or water down financial regulation, Senate Republicans are refusing to confirm nominees to crucial financial regulatory posts.


Mintz | USA | 3 Jun 2011

Financial services regulatory reform update

As expected, the House failed to pass a “clean” bill on Tuesday that would have raised the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion, by a vote of 97-318.


Mintz | USA | 3 Jun 2011

Senate on the verge of addressing amendment to delay implementation of interchange rule

Sen. Jon Testers (D-MT) amendment to delay implementation of the Federal Reserve rule on debit interchange fees by 15 months could be addressed as soon as this coming week.


Mintz | USA | 3 Jun 2011

Lawmakers continue to press urge regulators to lessen potential regulatory burdens on securitizers of home loans

On May 31st, one hundred and sixty-eight members of the House signed on a letter urging financial regulators to exempt home loans with lower down payments from new risk retention requirements if the loans are backed by private mortgage insurance.


Mintz | USA | 3 Jun 2011

Fed Governor provides insight into FSOC's thinking on SIFIs appears that regs will be set up to discourage mergers of SIFIs

In a speech Friday in Washington, D.C., Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo stated that federal regulators should mandate capital surcharges as a means of disincentivizing mergers by systemically important financial institutions (“SIFIs”), in cases that would increase risk without yielding substantial public benefits.

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