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Banking

  • January 18, 2019

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The last week has seen former Rabobank trader Anthony Conti sue his old employer, ArcelorMittal take Essar’s investment manager to court months after acquiring its steel business, and the managing director of AlixPartners sue a prominent Irish businessman and a British property tycoon. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

  • January 18, 2019

    Bipartisan House Bill Seeks Stricter SEC Insider Trading Rules

    A new bipartisan bill introduced by House Committee on Financial Services leadership on Friday seeks to curb insider trading by calling for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to explore amendments to its corporate insider rule. 

  • January 18, 2019

    BofA Tells High Court 401(k) Row Was Decided Correctly

    Bank of America Corp. urged the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to not review a case seeking to compel a judge to force the bank to disgorge 401(k) plan transaction profits, saying the judge correctly found no profits existed, and he shouldn’t have to issue an inappropriate remedy.

  • January 18, 2019

    Forex Suit $300M Fee Objector Slams Class’ Appeal Bond Bid

    The lone objector to $300 million in attorneys' fees granted in relation to $2.3 billion in settlements with banks over alleged benchmarking rate rigging in the foreign exchange markets has hit back at an investor class’ bid to require a $1.4 million bond while he appeals the award, telling a New York federal judge Friday that the request is unnecessary and burdensome.

  • January 18, 2019

    Banking Group Of The Year: Covington & Burling

    Covington & Burling LLP's financial institutions practice over the past year guided PayPal to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, steered two of 2018's largest financial services acquisitions and notched a win for a major bank trade group in litigation over a federal credit union regulation, earning a spot as one of Law360's Banking Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 18, 2019

    Final IRS Pass-Through Deduction Rules Snub Team Owners

    The Internal Revenue Service rejected pleas from the Major League Baseball commissioner and others to allow sports franchise owners to qualify for a new 20 percent tax deduction for pass-through businesses, under final regulations released Friday.

  • January 18, 2019

    Sen. Warren Seeks Info On Mnuchin's Calls To Bank CEOs

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pressed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the CEOs of the country's six largest banks Friday to provide more details about phone conversations last month in which Mnuchin called and asked if the banks had enough liquidity to weather a sustained stock market downturn.

  • January 18, 2019

    Trader Slams Prosecution's 'Nonsense' Claim In Euribor Trial

    A trader accused of illegally rigging a key interest rate benchmark did not act dishonestly when he submitted rates to benefit bankers’ trading positions, his attorney told a London jury on Friday, saying it is “nonsense” to suggest he flooded the market with cash to bolster huge financial trades.

  • January 17, 2019

    Navient Seeks Quick Win On CFPB's 'Steering' Claims

    Navient Corp. urged a Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday to narrow the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's lawsuit accusing it of harmful federal student loan servicing practices, saying the agency hasn't backed up its allegations that borrowers struggling to make payments were steered into opting for costly quick fixes.

  • January 17, 2019

    Court Fight Over Puerto Rico Sales Tax Deal Wraps Up

    The fate of a closely-watched deal designed to restructure nearly $18 billion in debt carried by the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Corp., or COFINA, hangs in the balance as a two-day hearing on the matter came to a close Thursday with opponents complaining it amounts to an unjust taking.

  • January 17, 2019

    Deal With Rajaratnam, Ex-Galleon Execs Signals End To Ch. 7

    The trustee tasked with winding down convicted insider trader Raj Rajaratnam’s defunct Galleon Group hedge fund told a New York bankruptcy court on Thursday he’d reached a nearly $450,000 settlement with Rajaratnam and two former executives being sued for fraud, and that money should be enough to pay off the fund’s remaining creditors.

  • January 17, 2019

    Boost Oversight On Military Lending, CFPB Asks Congress

    Under new leadership, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking Congress’ help to reassert its oversight over banks’ adherence to the Military Lending Act.

  • January 17, 2019

    Shutdown's Delay On IPOs Will Ripple For Months

    The government’s record-breaking shutdown, having already derailed the January schedule for initial public offerings, will cause ripple effects that could slow capital markets deals for months and leave many companies stuck in limbo with unappealing options.

  • January 17, 2019

    Wex Inks $425M Deal For Administrator Discovery Benefits

    Maine-based Wex will snap up employee benefits administrator Discovery Benefits for $425 million as the payments and technology company looks to bolster its offerings to customers, according to a Thursday statement.

  • January 17, 2019

    Appeal In $80M Brazil Oil Co. Suit Was Premature: 11th Circ.

    The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday agreed to send an $80 million fraud and racketeering case against Banco Itaú International and EFG Capital International Corp. back to Florida federal court, finding the appeal in an oil investments dispute had been filed too soon.

  • January 17, 2019

    Bertram Partners Lands $72M Loan For 3 Calif. Properties

    Bertram Partners Inc. has scored $72 million in financing for a trio of affordable housing complexes in Orange County, California, the real estate company's broker, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP, said Thursday.

  • January 17, 2019

    Bank OZK Wants $46M Bad-Loan Suit Moved To Arkansas

    A proposed securities class action accusing Bank OZK and two of its executives of hiding $46 million lost in bad real estate loans should be moved to the bank’s home state of Arkansas where a similar case is already underway, the bank told a New York federal court Wednesday.

  • January 17, 2019

    Deals Rumor Mill: Campbell Soup, Nasdaq, Riyad Bank

    A group of companies has reportedly been asked to submit second-round bids for the international business of Campbell Soup, Nasdaq is in talks to buy Norwegian exchange Oslo Bors, and Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank and Riyad Bank have hired financial advisers to help as they look to merge.

  • January 17, 2019

    Trader Pushed Cash To 'Add Weight' To Euribor Fix, Jury Told

    A former trader working on the money markets desk at Barclays PLC, who is on trial for his alleged role in a conspiracy to game the financial system, manipulated the cash market to “add extra weight” to attempts to rig a key global interest rate benchmark, prosecutors told a jury in London on Thursday.

  • January 16, 2019

    Puerto Rico Creditors Press For Sales Tax Plan Approval

    Major stakeholders engulfed in Puerto Rico's bankruptcy-like proceedings urged a federal judge on Wednesday to approve a watershed settlement designed to restructure nearly $18 billion in debt carried by the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Corp., or COFINA, saying it is the best way to avert years of protracted litigation.

Expert Analysis

  • Why AFAs Are Key To The Future Of Legal Practice

    Kelly Eisenlohr-Moul

    Alternative fee agreements can help align law firm and client interests, increase efficiency and eliminate corporate extortion, among other benefits. They are the best thing to happen to the practice of law in decades, says Kelly Eisenlohr-Moul at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

  • FINRA's Suitability Rule Vs. SEC's 'Best Interest' Reg

    Brian Rubin

    A key 2019 priority for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will be adopting the proposed Regulation Best Interest. Attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland explore the questionable foundation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's claim that it is unnecessary.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Barron Reviews 'The Clamor Of Lawyers'

    Judge David Barron

    Can lawyers lead a revolution? According to "The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession" — a slim but elegant volume by Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer — they can and they did, says First Circuit Judge David Barron.

  • The Privacy Questions Raised By Blockchain

    Steve Snyder

    It is important to establish a framework for understanding the privacy and security challenges of blockchain so that the industry can address them, says Steve Snyder of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

  • Handling Corporate Congressional Probes In The Trump Era

    John Hellerman

    President Donald Trump’s approach to crisis communications has changed the game enough to demand companies' consideration of a whole new set of options. John Hellerman of Hellerman Communications and Bill Pittard of KaiserDillon PLLC discuss whether corporations can successfully use similar tactics.

  • Opinion

    The Case For Lawyer-Directed Litigation Funding In NY: Part 2

    Peter Jarvis

    Lawyer-directed nonrecourse litigation funding is more likely to protect a lawyer's exercise of independent professional judgment than traditional means of litigation finance, and furthermore enables worthwhile cases that otherwise could not be funded, say Peter Jarvis and Trisha Thompson of Holland & Knight LLP.

  • Cybersecurity's Developing Role In FCPA Compliance

    Ryan Rohlfsen

    While much attention has been paid to recent revisions to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Corporate Enforcement Policy, other developments suggest that the U.S. Department of Justice may also be adapting FCPA enforcement principles to the area of cybersecurity, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • 4 Tips For Protecting Privilege When Working With Auditors

    John Carney

    A recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission action against Crowe LLP illustrates the pressure on independent auditors to gather enough evidence to defend their audits. However, there is tension between an auditor’s need for information and a company’s need to protect its privileged material, say attorneys with BakerHostetler.

  • Shutdown's Messy Impact On Consumer Protection Activities

    Alan Wingfield

    As it appears the federal government shutdown could continue for some time, attorneys with Troutman Sanders LLP discuss its effect on the regulatory and litigation docket for consumer-facing companies.

  • Trends Suggest Cartel Enforcers Face Headwinds In 2019

    John Terzaken

    Judged purely by enforcement statistics, 2018 was a down year for cartel enforcement. But authorities are training their sights on new sectors, theories and targets, and considering additional ways to further sharpen their enforcement stick and sweeten the leniency pot, say John Terzaken and Elizabeth French of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.