Fintech

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Latest News in Fintech

  • February 20, 2024

    Liberal Justices Hint Chevron Deference Hanging By A Thread

    In the U.S. Supreme Court's latest battle royal over administrative powers, left-leaning justices at oral arguments Tuesday openly suggested that the landmark legal doctrine underpinning modern rulemaking might soon shrivel up, clearing the way for industry-led challenges to regulations on the books for decades.

  • February 20, 2024

    Protego Owes Firewall Vendor More Than $1.2M, Suit Says

    A Washington firm that tried and failed to become one of the first federally chartered cryptocurrency banks was hit with a breach-of-contract suit in Delaware federal court late last week by a cybersecurity contractor claiming the banking company failed to pay it more than $1.2 million.

  • February 20, 2024

    Ex-OCC Fintech Chief Won Over Top Brass Despite Red Flags

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's onetime fintech chief who seemingly fabricated his professional background appears to have sailed through the hiring process at the agency, according to internal OCC communications obtained by Law360.

  • February 20, 2024

    DOJ Could See The Bright Side Of $35.3B Capital One Deal

    Despite the sticker shock of Capital One's $35.3 billion deal to acquire Discover Financial Services, experts believe it will ultimately be approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, which for years has placed its antitrust microscope over the larger players in the credit card space. 

  • February 20, 2024

    Binance, Prosecutors Urge Court To Affirm $4.3B Penalty

    Binance Holdings Ltd. and federal prosecutors have called on a Washington federal court to confirm a historic $4.3 billion penalty, including a $1.8 billion criminal fine and a $2.5 billion forfeiture, that the crypto exchange agreed to pay last fall when admitting to a series of banking and sanctions violations.  

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Areas of Coverage

  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • Federal Reserve
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Self-regulatory organizations
  • State and international regulators
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • OCC Fintech Charter
  • Regulatory sandboxes
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Securities Act
  • Securities Exchange Act
  • Securities Investor Protection Act
  • Commodities Exchange Act
  • Federal and state guidance on fintech products
  • Federal and state legislation
  • International banking legislation and regulation
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offering fraud investigations
  • Asset and credit freezes
  • False advertising of fintech products
  • Cybersecurity and privacy matters related to fintech companies
  • Spoofing
  • Federal criminal matters
  • State enforcement actions
  • LITIGATION
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Investor class actions
  • Challenges to federal or state regulations
  • TRANSACTIONS
  • Initial coin offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions of fintech companies
  • Private equity and venture capital fundraising for fintech companies
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of law firm fintech practices
  • General counsel interviews

Readership

  • Fintech lawyers at top law firms
  • Corporate counsel, compliance officers and executives for fintech companies
  • Information experts at law firms, agencies and companies
  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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