Issues : Legal

Article | February 5th, 2013

How Will the CFPB’s New Mortgage Rules Impact the Market?

A panel of attorneys addresses how the government’s definition of qualified mortgages will change the industry.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | January 28th, 2013

M&A Post-Closing Legal Claims: Negotiating the Best Deal

Baird Holm attorney Adam Kirshenbaum offers five steps to negotiating post-closing indemnification agreements.

By: Adam Kirshenbaum
Article | January 23rd, 2013

The Good Side of Dodd-Frank: How the Law Will Benefit the Banking Industry

BMO's general counsel and others weigh in: Is there anything good about Dodd-Frank?

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
White Paper | January 11th, 2013

The Corporate First Responder: 15 Questions to Consider When a Corporate Crisis Strikes

Sullivan & Cromwell partners provide a list of questions organizations should review when there has been a law violation.

By: Michael Wiseman, Sharon Nelles, Marc Trevino
Article | December 10th, 2012

Bank Attorney Panel: Expect a Slight Increase in Mergers and Acquisitions Next Year

Bank attorneys make predictions about M&A in 2013.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | November 26th, 2012

Being Public: Is It Worth It?

In light of the JOBS Act’s liberalization of public reporting laws, attorneys weigh in on the benefits and drawbacks of being a publicly traded bank or thrift.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | November 14th, 2012

Standard Chartered and Anti-Money Laundering: Trends to Watch

Recent enforcement actions against Standard Chartered show the difficulty of challenging U.S. regulators, explains Ropes and Gray LLP.

By: Daniel McCaughey
Article | November 13th, 2012

Will the New Rules on Compensation Risk Really Help?

Legal experts generally think compensation rules will do little to make the banking system safer.

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | October 31st, 2012

The New Proposed Mortgage Regulations: One Size Fits All?

Should everyone be subjected to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new mortgage rules?

By: Kelsey Weaver
Article | October 9th, 2012

Should Big Banks Be Broken Up?

Bank attorneys discuss whether the big banks should be dismantled for the sake of the U.S. economy.

By: Kelsey Weaver