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  • White Paper | Legal
  • September 5th, 2012

Dodd-Frank, Basel III and the Age of Uncertainty

Sullivan & Cromwell attorneys discuss the many things that remain unresolved under the new regulatory regime.

  • Article | Legal
  • August 29th, 2012

How Will Basel III Impact Banks?

Bank attorneys by and large think Basel III will hurt lending.

  • Article | Legal
  • August 24th, 2012

How to Win the Regulators’ Approval

Since a good relationship with regulators is paramount, Bank Director polled attorneys and former regulators on what they found to be the best “first steps” in achieving this.

  • Article | Legal
  • July 30th, 2012

When Should You Hire A General Counsel?

Bank Director asks attorneys for their opinions on when a bank should hire its own in-house legal expert.

  • Article | Legal
  • July 24th, 2012

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Going Private

Bank Director magazine talks to Bruce Bennett, co-head of Covington & Burling LLP’s securities practice, about the impact of the JOBS Act on banks and thrifts.

  • Article | Legal
  • July 4th, 2012

International M&A: Will China Buy More U.S. Banks?

Attorneys weigh in on the role they think international acquirers will play over the next two to three years.

  • Article | Legal
  • June 26th, 2012

Volcker Rule: Hero or Villain?

We asked legal experts whether they thought the Volcker rule would serve its purpose of lowering the risk profiles for large banks. Their answer? A resounding no.

  • Article | Legal
  • June 20th, 2012

Debate: How Will the CFPB Impact Banks?

Attorneys predict how the CFPB will affect the sector and discuss the impact they’ve seen so far.

  • Article | Legal
  • June 5th, 2012

FDIC Lawsuits: Avoiding the Worst Outcome

While the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. lawsuits paint a picture of inattentive, runaway directors and officers, a number of the practices that the FDIC found objectionable could be found at many healthy institutions.

  • Article | Legal
  • May 30th, 2012

Should the $10 Billion Threshold For Risk Committees Be Lowered?

A panel of attorneys weigh in on whether boards should have separate risk committees.