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Borrower Insights For Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness
Mike Miller and Kathryn Hesman
June 2020, Law360

Charlotte Corporate Member Mike Miller and Associate Kathryn Hesman’s article titled, “Borrower Insights For Maximizing PPP Loan Forgiveness” was published by Law360 on June 25.


New Treasury Department Regulations Modify Mandatory Filing Requirements for Critical Technology Businesses
Frank Schall and Elena Mitchell
June 2020, MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog

Charlotte White Collar, Regulatory Defense, and Investigations Member Frank Schall and Associate Elena Mitchell’s blog article titled, “New Treasury Department Regulations Modify Mandatory Filing Requirements for Critical Technology Businesses” was published on June 17.


Forgiveness is Divine: Insight for PPP Borrowers to Maximize Loan Forgiveness
Mike Miller and Kathryn Hesman
June 2020

As businesses that have received funds (“Borrowers”) under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) execute their COVID-19 survival strategies, it is important that these survival strategies are designed to take advantage of PPP program’s defining feature for Borrowers: loan forgiveness. The PPP provides that loans made under the PPP (“PPP Loans”) may be forgiven if the Borrower meets certain criteria for the use of the PPP Loan proceeds and maintenance of employee headcount and compensation levels. The forgiveness regime is governed by Section 1106 of the CARES Act, Interim Final Rules that have been issued by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) thereunder (including the one Interim Final Rule, issued on April 2, 2020 (“IFR #1”) and another Interim Final Rule, issued on May 22, 2020 (“IFR #14) that each specifically deal with PPP Loan forgiveness), the forgiveness application posted to the Treasury Department website on May 16, 2020 (the “Forgiveness Application”) and the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “PPPFA”).


Treasury Department Again Issues New Guidance on PPP Loan “Necessary to Support Ongoing Operations” Certification
Mike Miller and Tyler Carpenter
May 2020

On April 23, 2020, the Treasury Department issued updated guidance (“FAQ 31”) regarding a confusing aspect of the CARES Act’s popular Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”).  A day later, on April 24, 2020, the Treasury Department issued a new Interim Final Rule (the “IFR”) formally implementing and expanding the scope of some of the PPP guidance in FAQ 31.  In applying for a PPP loan, among other things, applicants are required to certify that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations” of the borrower (the “Necessity Certification”). 


INSIGHT: Proffers and Government Reporting—Cause for Comfort and Caution
Jim McLoughlin and Bill Butler
May 2020, Bloomberg Law

Moore & Van Allen PLLC attorneys analyze two court rulings involving the waiver of privilege when making disclosures to the government and they offer guidance to prevent attorney-client privilege and work product protection from being waived.


RESUMING BUSINESS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS
May 2020

After the flurry of layoffs, stay-at-home orders, furloughs, and considerable new government regulation, many employers are now looking at planning for the eventual resumption of “regular” business. Such planning requires balancing productivity and workplace efficiency with health concerns and legal compliance. The following guidance provides insight into issues employers should consider before bringing employees back to work and do’s and don’ts when employees are back.


Treasury Department Publishes Interim Final Rule Implementing CFIUS Filing Fees
Elena Mitchell and Frank Schall
April 2020, MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog

As discussed in our related March 25, 2020 post, in early March 2020, the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) issued a proposed rule regarding filing fees for parties filing voluntary notices of certain transactions for review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) pursuant to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”). Earlier this week, on April 28, Treasury filed an interim final rule implementing filing fees beginning May 1, 2020.


U.S. Immigration COVID-19 April Roundup
April 2020

In March, MVA provided a comprehensive summary regarding the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on U.S. immigration.  Below is a roundup of the most important information impacting U.S. immigration since that summary.


Considering the Small Business Reorganization Act
Hillary Crabtree, Luis Lluberas, Reid Dyer
April 2020

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 is a new streamlined bankruptcy process for businesses that qualify as a small business and took effect on February 22, 2020. The act is commonly known as “Subchapter V”.


SBA Bankruptcy Battle
Reid Dyer, Hillary Crabtree, Luis Lluberas
April 2020

On April 15, 2020, the SBA issued an Interim Final Rule (“IFR”) for the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) component of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The PPP allows qualified businesses to receive loans equal to 2.5 times their average monthly payroll, up to $10 million, which may be fully forgiven if the proceeds are used for payroll and related expenses (subject to certain caps), rent, utilities, and interest on debts incurred prior to February 15, 2020. Pursuant to the IFR, the SBA determined that businesses that are currently debtors in proceedings under the United States Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. § 101, et seq. (the “Bankruptcy Code”) are not eligible to be approved for a PPP loan:


CMS ANNOUNCES REEVALUATION OF ACCELERATED PAYMENT PROGRAM PAYMENTS; SUSPENDS ADVANCE PAYMENTS TO PART B SUPPLIERS
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk
April 2020

On April 26, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. CMS had expanded these programs in late March of this year to provide short term loans to address cash flow issues for providers and suppliers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  CMS stated that payments to hospitals and other providers providing front line care to COVID-19 patients will continue to be made available primarily from the Provider Relief Fund.


4th Circ. Foreign Discovery Ruling Champions Int'l Arbitration
Jim McLoughlin
April 2020, Law360

Charlotte Litigation Member Jim McLoughlin’s article titled, “4th Circ. Foreign Discovery Ruling Champions Int'l Arbitration” was published by Law360 on April 15.


Guidance and Legislation regarding patient information protections during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk
April 2020

As summarized below, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have issued a series of bulletins and other guidance regarding the ability to use and disclose protected health information during the nationwide public health emergency concerning COVID-19.  Generally, the guidance is intended to provide greater flexibility during the emergency and to communicate existing abilities to use and disclose patient information, while confirming that the HIPAA Privacy Rule’s protections are not suspended as a whole. In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security (CARES) Act contains provisions related to Part 2 protections and additional HIPAA guidance.


SUMMARY OF NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR'S APRIL 8, 2020 EXECUTIVE ORDER 130 - MEETING NORTH CAROLINA'S HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NEEDS – INCLUDING WAIVER OF CERTAIN CERTIFICATE OF NEED REQUIREMENTS (April 10, 2020)
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk, Sierra Lyda
April 2020

On April 8, 2020, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 130 (the “Executive Order”) to provide necessary waivers to expand health care resources for treatment of COVID‑19 patients and to provide additional waivers for certain child care, emergency management, food establishment, elder care, developmental disability, mental health and substance use disorder treatment services, and social services.  The complete Executive Order is linked here:  https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO130-Meeting-North-Carolinas-Health-and-Human-Services-Needs.pdf.


Estate Planning and the Coronavirus
April 2020

We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy during these trying times.  For any of you who have fallen ill, we wish you a speedy and full recovery.  In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Moore and Van Allen has created a Covid-19 Resource Center including the latest news, alerts, and insights -- covering multiple practice areas to help you navigate this rapidly evolving situation from a legal and business perspective. MVA lawyers, professionals, and staff are here to support you during this uncertain time and remain committed to your success and well-being.  We wanted to share directly with you some updates that might affect you, as well as some thoughts on opportunities this unprecedented situation has presented.


GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS ON LEGAL ISSUES RELATED TO COVID-19
April 2020

Employers across the country are facing unique and unprecedented challenges in responding to workforce issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The law is changing quickly to address issues presented by the spread of COVID-19. The following shares guidance and insight into common workplace issues that can arise in response.


Even the Winners May Be Losers
Ed O'Keefe, Kristina Whittaker
April 2020

While striving to assist our clients and customers in responding to the outbreak, we also need to think about when it is over.  There will be many losers, but also inevitably winners, either real or perceived.  Helping the distressed and others harmed by the outbreak is hard and critical work.  Managing the response to those who helped the winners will be unpredictable and complex.  Right now, we cannot fully know the winners.  Will it be customers that supply a desperately needed product or those that have sold at an opportune time?  Our actions will be viewed through hindsight layered with emotions. 


Left at the Altar: Best Practices if COVID-19 Delayed or Cost You Your Sale
Carolyn Meade
April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a ripple effect across private financial markets.  2019 and the opening of 2020 set records for fundraising for private equity firms, and the market for investment in, and acquisition of, private companies.  Many founder-owned companies which, not 3 weeks ago, were within less than a month of closing a deal have been informed by their prospective acquirers that their transactions are “on hold”.  Others no longer have a deal, as investment committees and management teams re-evaluate purchase price, financial covenants and their responsibilities to existing portfolio companies and limited partners. 


REAL ESTATE CLIENT ALERT REGARDING THE CARES ACT
Charlie Harmon
April 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several provisions of the CARES Act impact real estate owners. Below is a summary of the provisions of the CARES Act that are most likely to impact to owners of commercial real estate. Please refer to Moore & Van Allen’s COVID-19 Resource Center for a more comprehensive analysis of the CARES Act.


Summary of the STARK LAW Blanket Waivers AUTHORIZED UNDER COVID-19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION - EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2020
Carol Ewald Bowen, Kimberly Short Kirk, Rachel Rice
April 2020

On March 30, 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the “Secretary”) authorized blanket waivers of Section 1877(g) of the Social Security Act (the “Stark Law”). The Stark Law prohibits physicians from making referrals for designated health services[1] to an entity if the physician or an immediate family member has an ownership interest in, or financial arrangement with, the entity, unless an exception applies.


MVA Blog Posts


New Treasury Department Regulations Modify Mandatory Filing Requirements for Critical Technology Businesses
Elena Mitchell
June 17, 2020

By: Elena F. Mitchell and Frank Schall. The U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) recently published a proposed rule that would modify the mandatory filing requirements in place throughout the pilot program for certain foreign investment transactions subject to review…


Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 Introduced in Congress – A Federal Backstop for Business Interruption and Event Cancellation Losses
Tony Lathrop
June 4, 2020

After months of discussion and drafting, H.R.7011, the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 (PRIA) was introduced by Representative Carolyn Maloney and twenty co-sponsors on May 26, 2020. If passed as currently drafted, the Act would mandate that insurance companies…


North Carolina Considering COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Expansion for Frontline and Essential Workers
Tony Lathrop
May 22, 2020

For the last two months, the doors of millions of businesses and homes have been shuttered due to government mandated stay at home orders. Through it all, the individuals who have served on the front lines and in essential businesses…


Modern Slavery Statement Guidance – Note to Financial Institutions
Sarah Byrne
May 11, 2020

The United Kingdom Home Office has released guidance to companies that are required to make a public statement about human trafficking risks and prevention measures under the U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015.  Organizations are to address the emerging risks…


Mandated Coverage and Public-Private Risk Sharing Initiatives Under Consideration for COVID-19 Related Business Interruption Losses
Tony Lathrop
May 7, 2020

In just a few weeks, we have gone from discussing what was believed to be the first COVID-19 lawsuit related to business interruption insurance and a handful of state legislative efforts to redefine the scope of coverage for businesses impacted…


COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Litigation Proliferates
Tony Lathrop
May 7, 2020

A few weeks ago we were discussing what was believed to be the first COVID-19 lawsuit related to business interruption insurance and a handful of state legislative efforts to redefine the scope of coverage for businesses impacted by COVID-19. Now,…


Treasury Department Publishes Interim Final Rule Implementing CFIUS Filing Fees
Elena Mitchell
April 30, 2020

By: Elena F. Mitchell and Frank Schall. As discussed in our related March 25, 2020 post, in early March 2020, the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) issued a proposed rule regarding filing fees for parties filing voluntary notices of certain…


BEWARE COMPROMISED BUSINESS EMAIL . . . AND THE LITIGATION THAT FOLLOWS
Chris Tomlinson
April 29, 2020

*By Chris Tomlinson, Bill Butler, & Jim McLoughlin.  Businesses are facing this system hack with ever-increasing frequency:  An accounts payable employee receives new or updated payment instructions from a vendor via email.  The email appears to be from a familiar…


BEWARE COMPROMISED BUSINESS EMAIL . . . AND THE LITIGATION THAT FOLLOWS
Chris Tomlinson
April 29, 2020

*By Chris Tomlinson, Bill Butler, & Jim McLoughlin.  Businesses are facing this system hack with ever-increasing frequency:  An accounts payable employee receives new or updated payment instructions from a vendor via email.  The email appears to be from a familiar…


Retooling Your Business for COVID-19: Product Liability Immunity & Insurance for Manufacturing Pandemic Products
Tony Lathrop
April 9, 2020

One thing, among many, that enduring the COVID-19 crisis is reminding us of is that the resilience of the human spirit is remarkable. Amidst calls for more personal protective equipment for the dedicated healthcare workers on the front lines and…


State Legislators Seek to “Rewrite” Insurance Policies, Requiring Coverage of COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses
Tony Lathrop
April 2, 2020

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has elicited extraordinary suppression and mitigation measures from all levels of government in the U.S. and around the world. It is difficult to fathom the extent to which the economy, global and domestic travel, and…


28 U.S.C § 1782(a) – Obtaining Information in Aid of International Private Arbitration from U.S. Federal Courts
Jim McLoughlin
April 1, 2020

Servotronics, Inc., v. The Boeing Company, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 9872, Case No. 18-2454 (4th Cir.  March 30, 2020) (Opinion by Neimeyer, J.) In noteworthy endorsement of international arbitration, in its Servotronics, Inc. decision published March 30, 2020, the U.S.…


Legislative and Bank Regulatory Actions to Assist Forbearance in a Pandemic World
Kristina Whittaker
March 30, 2020

By Kristina Whittaker and Ed O’Keefe.  For the last three weeks or so, the federal and state banking agencies, collectively and individually, have, with increasing urgency, called on financial institutions to meet the financial needs of customers impacted by the COVID-19. Congress…


Operating A Business Under North Carolina’s COVID-19 “Stay-At-Home” Order: Essential Business Designation & Reentry Certification
Tony Lathrop
March 30, 2020

At 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020, all citizens and businesses of North Carolina will join hundreds of millions of others in the United States that are subject to state or local government issued “stay-at-home” orders. On March 27,…


COVID-19 National and State Relief Efforts Focus on Single Family Mortgage Loans
Kate Wellman
March 28, 2020

The shuttered storefronts and grounded airplanes that by now have become an all too familiar image of the COVID-19 pandemic are quickly creating a ripple effect through the U.S. economy. As unemployment rises and Americans struggle to pay their bills,…


Treasury Department Publishes Proposed Rule on CFIUS Filing Fees
Elena Mitchell
March 25, 2020

By: Elena F. Mitchell and Frank Schall.  Further implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA“), the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently published a proposed rule to establish filing fees for parties filing voluntary notices of…


A Place for Insurance in a Global Pandemic: How Do Event Cancellation & Business Interruption Policies Apply to COVID-19?
Tony Lathrop
March 25, 2020

It is an understatement to say that the foothold the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has gained in the U.S. and resulting government mandates have developed at a rapid pace. Two weeks ago, companies were open for business, but were well…


Financial Services Regulators Call for Preparedness and Flexibility in Supervised Institutions’ Responses to COVID-19
Kate Wellman
March 17, 2020

By Kate Wellman and Neil Bloomfield. As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, U.S. financial services regulators have released guidance to their supervised institutions to encourage proactive planning for what may be months of sustained impact to business infrastructure and the…


Never Waste a Crisis: How Coronavirus May Help Shape the LIBOR Transition
Neil Bloomfield
March 13, 2020

The transition away from LIBOR was born from the financial crisis.  For years regulators have been pushing for an alternative to the dominant market benchmark.  The underlying market was illiquid.  The rate was set by opinion, not transactions.  It was…


A Time of Testing – What Lawyers Can Do
Ed O'Keefe
March 12, 2020

A black swan has arrived – the Pandemic of 2020 and with it a bear market. As with previous black swan events, experts and leaders are in learning mode, with the facts and events evolving hourly. As my financial advisor…


House Financial Services Subcommittee Tackles Trafficking Prevention in Financial Systems
Sarah Byrne
March 10, 2020

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy held a hearing on transnational trafficking networks and illicit finances.  Titled “The Traffickers’ Roadmap: How Bad Actors Exploit Financial Systems to Facilitate the Illicit…


North Carolina State and Local Land Use Laws Under Revision to Prepare for the Future: The Charlotte UDO and NCGS §160D
Tony Lathrop
March 6, 2020

Over the course of the last several years, we have seen movement at the state and local levels to revamp land use laws to prepare North Carolina for the future. Population growth in North Carolina has outpaced the nation during…


Valecia McDowell and Ed O’Keefe to Serve as Panelists for 2020 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar
Neil Bloomfield
February 27, 2020

Charlotte White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations Member Valecia M. McDowell and Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Edward O’Keefe will both serve as speakers at the 2020 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar.


Update: The Washington Privacy Act
Leslie Pedernales
February 18, 2020

For more background on the Washington Privacy Act, see: Washington State Legislature Takes Another Shot At a Consumer Data Privacy Law (DataPoints, 1/22/2020) Senate Bill 6281, the Washington Privacy Act, passed out of the Senate on February 14 and moved…


Sarah Byrne featured in Charlotte Magazine for role in Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project
Sarah Byrne
February 14, 2020

MVA’s Human Trafficking Pro Bono Project Leader, Sarah Byrne and her fight for victims of human trafficking was highlighted by Charlotte Magazine. The article titled, “Charlotte Attorney Sarah Byrne on Fighting for Victims of Human Trafficking” was published on February…


New Treasury Department Regulations Expand CFIUS Authority
Elena Mitchell
February 12, 2020

By: Elena F. Mitchell and Frank Schall.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently published final regulations to further implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA“) and to better address national security concerns resulting from certain…


A Small Step Toward Clarity? The CFPB Issues Policy Statement on “Abusiveness” Standard
Nicole Schiavo
February 11, 2020

On January 24, 2020 the CFPB issued a long-awaited policy statement about the meaning of “abusiveness” in the Bureau’s frequently-used enforcement weapon, 1031(d) of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly referred to as UDAAP.  Unlike the standards for unfairness and deceptiveness (the…


An Agreement to Arbitrate Employment Claims Must Also Allow for Access to Full Remedies Before the NLRB
Tony Lathrop
February 6, 2020

In a separate post, we discussed several cases decided by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in which the Board invalidated agreements requiring employees to arbitrate employment-related claims due to vague language that did not make it clear that employees…


Watch Your Language: An Agreement to Arbitrate Employment Claims Must Allow for NLRA Claims Before the NLRB
Tony Lathrop
February 6, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court settled the long-standing dispute regarding the viability of class arbitration waivers in employment contracts with its determination in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U. S. ____ (2018) that they indeed are enforceable, contrary to the…


Washington State Legislature Takes Another Shot At a Consumer Data Privacy Law
Leslie Pedernales
January 22, 2020

Following an unsuccessful attempt last year at passing a comprehensive data privacy bill, the Washington State Legislature is hoping the second time’s the charm. Senate Bill 6281, this session’s updated version of The Washington Privacy Act, is based on the…


Schrems II Opinion Casts Doubt on EU-US Data Protection Rules
Karin M. McGinnis
January 13, 2020

Facebook is at the center of the “Schrems” case, which exposed contradictions between U.S. and EU data privacy rules and toppled the U.S./EU Safe Harbor (Schrems I). In Schrems II, Austrian Max Schrems challenges the adequacy of standard contractual clauses…


Human Trafficking Awareness  – What Financial Institutions Need to Know
Sarah Byrne
January 13, 2020

Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer departments at financial institutions are on the front lines of human trafficking.  Not only does enhanced transaction monitoring help law enforcement identify trafficking circumstances through generation of Suspicious Activity Reports but it helps avoid…


Latest DOJ Spoofing Settlement
Jim McLoughlin
December 23, 2019

On November 6, 2019, the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, and the CFTC, announced settlements of their spoofing and market manipulation investigations of Tower Research…


Exciting Times in Charlotte Development: City Council Moves UDO Process Forward with Transit Oriented Development Rezoning Approval & Ordinance Updates
Tony Lathrop
November 25, 2019

EXCITING TIMES IN CHARLOTTE DEVELOPMENT: CITY COUNCIL MOVES UDO PROCESS FORWARD WITH TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT REZONING APPROVAL & ORDINANCE UPDATES (Nov. 2019). It is an exciting time to be living in Charlotte, North Carolina, whether you have deep roots here or are a recent addition to our burgeoning city. North Carolina is experiencing rapid growth, … Continue reading


Bloomfield serves as panelist for 19th Annual Banking and Finance Forum
Neil Bloomfield
November 25, 2019

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice & Response Co-Head Neil Bloomfield served as a panelist for Mecklenburg County Bar’s 19th Annual Banking and Finance Forum which took place on November 22. Bloomfield joined others from Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Bryan…


The 2019 Clearing House + Bank Policy Institute Annual Conference
Ed O'Keefe
November 22, 2019

MVA is proud to once again be a sponsoring partner for The Clearing House + Bank Policy Institute Annual Conference, which took take place in New York on November 19–21. Now in its ninth year, The Clearing House + Bank Policy Institute…


U.S. Authorities’ Campaign Against Spoofing and Related Market Manipulation Enters a Potentially New Phase with Recent Criminal and Civil Enforcement Actions
Jim McLoughlin
November 6, 2019

On September 16, 2019, the Department of Justice and the CFTC jointly announced the indictment of three precious metal traders for an alleged eight year conspiracy to manipulate gold, silver, platinum, and palladium futures prices and civil charges based upon…


MVA Monitor – Election Report
Steven
November 6, 2019

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MVA Monitor – November 1
Steven
November 1, 2019

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The Wait is Over: Proposed Regulations Implementing the CCPA are Released
Suzanne Gainey
November 1, 2019

By Suzanne Gainey and Tandy Mathis.  On October 10, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the long-awaited proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) are available for public comment.  Although the regulations are not yet final, they do provide some visibility into what the Attorney General will expect from businesses that are subject … Continue reading


MVA Monitor – October 25
Steven
October 25, 2019

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California Consumer Privacy Act Update: AB25 and AB1355 Approved by California Governor
Karin M. McGinnis
October 16, 2019

Earlier we posted an article regarding the amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act by AB 25 and AB1355 creating a moratorium on the application of much of the CCPA to employee personal information—subject to approval by California’s governor. Pleased to report that Governor Newsom approved both AB25 and AB1355 and therefore the moratorium will … Continue reading


MVA Monitor – October 11
Steven
October 11, 2019

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U.S. Regulator Suggests Easing Post-Crisis Derivatives Rules
Neil Bloomfield
October 9, 2019

By Neil Bloomfield. In another sign of progress, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposed easing a rule that requires banks to put cash aside to safeguard derivatives trades among affiliates. The proposal would remove the current requirement for members…


Fraud As An Operational Risk For Banks
Neil Bloomfield
October 9, 2019

By Neil Bloomfield and Kristina Whittaker. Operational risk is a continuing and increasing focus of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and, as a result, it needs to be a greater priority of the institutions it regulates. The…


MVA Monitor – Election Report
Steven
October 9, 2019

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MVA Monitor – October 4
Steven
October 4, 2019

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