Fintech

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Latest News in Fintech

  • May 20, 2024

    Crypto Groups Move To Ditch 'Irrational' SEC Dealer Rule

    A pair of crypto industry groups suing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its expansion of the dealer definition have asked a Texas federal judge to grant them a win in the suit and cut down the "unexplained and irrational rulemaking" they claim violated the rulemaking process.

  • May 20, 2024

    Alibaba Resists Class Cert. Over Failed Ant Group IPO

    Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has again urged a New York federal judge not to certify a class of investors who claim they weren't warned about regulatory risks Alibaba faced in the lead-up to a $34 billion initial public offering of its fintech affiliate, saying the suit's challenged misstatements did not affect Alibaba's stock price.

  • May 20, 2024

    Colo. Gov. Voices 'Reservations' In Signing AI Bias Bill

    Colorado's governor has approved the nation's first framework to clamp down on algorithmic discrimination in certain artificial intelligence technologies, although he expressed several "reservations" about the measure that he urged the Legislature to address before the law takes effect in 2026. 

  • May 20, 2024

    Ga. Accounting Firm Says UK Fintech Co. Suit Must Be Tossed

    Georgia-based accounting firm Frazier & Deeter LLC has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by U.K.-based fintech company Genesis Global Technology, which alleges it was forced to spend time and money redressing issues after the firm miscalculated the fair market value of its common shares in 2021.

  • May 20, 2024

    Tiny Tweaks To Bank Merger Forms May Have Big Impact

    The impact of proposed changes to the Federal Reserve Board's and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s bank merger review forms would be significant, resulting in hundreds of additional burden hours for bank merger applicants and signaling a further shift by the prudential bank regulators toward more rigorous scrutiny of mergers, say attorneys at Debevoise.

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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

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  • 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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