Topic: Federal Reserve

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IPO Communication, Employee Engagement, African Electricity, Inversion Transactions

For some, it’s only Thursday. For others, it’s already Thursday. But for all of you, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and that makes any day a little bit brighter… Considering an IPO? The JOBS Act now lets you “test the waters” of potential investors without violating SEC communications rules… (Morrison & Foerster) What are… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Jargon, Conflict Minerals, European Technology, Trade Secrets

On the day in 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” in a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The M&A Word of the Day? PIPE (Martin Saywell at Latham & Watkins) Is the SEC’s Conflict Minerals rule just the beginning of “conflict sourcing” laws? (Chesley Blevins, Arcie Jordan, and Doug Paisley… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Employee Handbooks, Self-Disclosure, .bike Domains, Twitter Crises

It’s Thursday, the coffee’s hot, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Ain’t life grand? You could say that the NLRB is working its way through the employee handbook, provision by provision… (Luis Avila and David Khorey at Varnum LLP) Does it pay to turn yourself in for misconduct in the health care industry?… Read more »

Feds Approve Volcker Rule, Bringing in New Era of Financial Regulation

“Federal regulators voted on Tuesday to approve a rule that strikes at the heart of Wall Street risk-taking, a moment that punctuates three years of internal squabbling and bank lobbying over an effort to reshape the financial landscape.” (Ben Protess and Peter Eavis, New York Times) Earlier today, the five federal agencies responsible for writing… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Executive Salaries, Government Shutdown, Accounting Fraud, Chinese IPOs

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and get a puppy! OK, there’s no puppy – but there is still great law news in your inbox every weekday morning! Are Chinese anti-corruption authorities turning up the heat on investigation and information-gathering firms? (McDermott Will & Emery) Just how much influence do… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Photocopier Secrets, FATCA Effects, Cloud Cybersecurity, Anti-Kickback Statutes

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: there’s a long weekend coming up. The law news: What happens in your photocopier better not stay in your photocopier… (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) Will FATCA do more harm than good? (Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph) The NIST cloud computing cybersecurity guidelines for federal agencies provide a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Disclosure, UK Bribery Act, International Corporate Taxation, Trade Secret Verdicts

The JD Supra Corporate Brief: good, and good for you… 85% of the Fortune 500 have begun to disclose their cybersecurity and data breach risks in public filings… (Mintz Levin) Is the UK Bribery Act being held hostage to budget cuts? (Pillsbury) Will the OECD succeed in eliminating what it believes to be the unfair… Read more »

Has Dodd-Frank Solved “Too Big To Fail”? Depends On Whom You Ask…

Has the Dodd-Frank Act solved the “Too Big To Fail” problem? Senators Sherrod Brown and David Vitter would say it has not. After all, they recently introduced the Terminating Bailouts for Taxpayer Fairness Act, which would impose significantly higher capital reserve requirements on the country’s largest financial institutions. But not everyone shares that view. For… Read more »

Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Rule on Appraising “High-Risk” Mortgages

In mid-January, federal regulators published a final rule implementing new appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans. The new regulation, – authored by the Federal Reserve, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency –… Read more »

Government Issues Guidance on Cloud Computing Risks for Financial Institutions

Earlier this month, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) – an interagency body of the U.S. government charged with standardizing federal examination of financial institutions – issued a statement on the risks of outsourced cloud computing for banks and other entities. It’s the first regulatory guidance for financial institutions on the specific risks associated… Read more »

Feds Issue “Stress Test” Guidance for Large Financial Institutions

In mid-May, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published final guidelines on mandatory stress tests at banks and other financial institutions with more than $10 billion in assets. For your reference, a roundup of legal advisories on the new rules: Agencies… Read more »