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August beach read series: understanding FIRREA
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2013

FIRREA is a financial fraud statute that has been on the books for decades, and is fast-becoming a valuable weapon in the Department of Justice's

Ukraine crisis prompts new international sanctions
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • Ukraine, USA
  • March 7 2014

Yesterday, President Obama imposed economic sanctions against persons responsible for the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. We anticipate that the Office of

Justice Department brandishes rarely used weaponFIRREAin full-scale assault on S&P, and California joins the battle with separate state False Claims Act complaint
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2013

The Justice Department's February 4, 2013 lawsuit against credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Ratings Services ("S&P"), a subsidiary of

SIGTARP's pursuit of TARP-related misconduct no end in sight
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2013

On July 24, 2013, the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program ("SIGTARP") filed its latest Quarterly Report to

Financial services update on UK and European regulatory developments
  • Dechert LLP
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 24 2013

The Regulations introduce mandatory clearing of OTC derivatives via one or more central counterparties (clearing houses) which will be authorised by

Bitcoin receives cease and desist order evidencing increased regulatory scrutiny of virtual currency
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

On May 30, 2013, the California Department of Financial Institutions ("CADFI") issued a cease and desist letter to Bitcoin Foundation, a

Supreme Court of Kentucky rules on check fraud case involving articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • July 29 2014

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Kentucky issued its decision regarding check fraud in the case of Mark D. Dean, P.S.C. v. Commonwealth Bank &

U.S. Lifts All Economic Sanctions on Myanmar (Burma)
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Myanmar, USA
  • October 7 2016

Today the President issued an Executive Order lifting all U.S. economic and financial sanctions on Myanmar, pursuant to a previous announcement on

Residential mortgage-baked securities working group announces several new cases
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2013

On November 20, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, one of the Co-Chairs of the federal-state Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS

Dramatic Rise in FinCEN Enforcement
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2016

On October 3rd, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) assessed a $12 million penalty against the sports betting company CG Technology