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Jim McLoughlin’s article published by NC Lawyers Weekly
NC Lawyers Weekly, (August 2020)

Charlotte Litigation Member Jim McLoughlin’s article titled, “Federal discovery in international arbitration may be headed for Supreme Court” was published by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly on July 24.


Modern Slavery Statement Guidance – Note to Financial Institutions

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Senior Counsel Sarah Byrne’s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice blog article titled,” Modern Slavery Statement Guidance – Note to Financial Institutions “ was published on May 11.


Even the Winners May Be Losers

Colleagues, I hope you and your families continue to be safe.  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. 


Legislative and Bank Regulatory Actions to Assist Forbearance in a Pandemic World
(March 29, 2020)

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 has now codified some of the guidance in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). To assist our clients in understanding the scale and scope of the regulatory actions, we describe the state of play as we know it today. 


Valecia McDowell and Ed O’Keefe serve as panelists for 2020 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar
(February 2020)

Charlotte White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations Member Valecia McDowell and Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Ed O'Keefe will both serve as speakers at the SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar which takes place March 15-18 in Orlando, FL. McDowell will serve as a panelist for the session titled "Litigating with Current Employees: Risks, Strategies and Best Practices." O'Keefe joins as a panelist for the session titled "Digital Services Platforms: Compliance & Legal Challenges."


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: New Treasury Department Regulations Expand CFIUS Authority
(February 2020)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Associate Elena Mitchell and Member Frank Schall’s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog article titled, “New Treasury Department Regulations Expand CFIUS Authority” was published on February 12.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: A Small Step Toward Clarity? The CFPB Issues Policy Statement on “Abusiveness” Standard
(February 2020)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Counsel Nicole Schiavo’s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog article titled, “A Small Step Toward Clarity? The CFPB Issues Policy Statement on “Abusiveness” Standard” was published on February 11.


Neil Bloomfield and Kristina Whittaker’s article published by Law360
Law360, (October 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Neil Bloomfield and Counsel Kristina Whittaker’s article titled, “Fraud As An Operational Risk For Banks” was published by Law360 on October 8.


Best Lawyers® recognizes 83 Moore & Van Allen attorneys
10 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” across various practices in Charlotte, (August 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 83 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. Additionally, 10 attorneys from the firm’s Charlotte office were selected for Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions.


Neil Bloomfield to serve as panelist at SIFMA C&L Society seminar
(August 2019)

Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Co-Chair Neil Bloomfield will again serve as a panelist for the upcoming SIFMA C&L Society Charlotte Regional Seminar being held September 23. Neil will join leaders from the SEC, Bank of America, LPL and Deloitte to discuss current trends in privacy and cybersecurity.


Barbara Meeks and Ed O’Keefe slated to speak at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting
(August 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Members Barbara Meeks and Ed O'Keefe have been invited to speak at the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, which will take place September 12-14, in Washington, DC. O’Keefe will join the discussion for the panel titled: Managing Risk or Micromanaging It: Current Developments in Enforcement Actions on the first day of the meeting. Meeks will join Friday’s panel titled: Cross-border Financings: Structuring for FX and Derivatives Exposure; Perfecting Foreign Collateral.


MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog: Enhancing Transparency in the Agencies’ Approach to BSA/AML Examinations
(August 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Barbara Meeks and Counsel Kristina Whittaker’s MVA White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Regulatory Advice Blog post titled, “Enhancing Transparency in the Agencies’ Approach to BSA/AML Examinations” was published on August 5.


Barbara Meeks and Ed O'Keefe’s article published by Corporate Counsel
Corporate Counsel, (July 2019)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Members Barbara Meeks and Ed O’Keefe’s article titled, “Pursuit of a Regulatory Practice Dream: The Story of 2 Powerhouse Bank GCs Uniting” was published by Corporate Counsel on July 26. In this article, Meeks and O’Keefe share their personal vision for a world-class bank regulatory practice that would provide practical, innovative results while retaining Southeastern rates and culture.


MVA welcomes Barbara S. Meeks to the Financial Regulatory Advice and Response team
(March 2019)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Barbara S. Meeks, Associate General Counsel of Wells Fargo & Company, will join the firm as a Member in its Financial Regulatory Advice and Response practice group.


Best Lawyers® Recognizes 69 Moore & Van Allen Attorneys
(August 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 69 attorneys representing each of the Firm’s three offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.


McDowell featured in Corporate Compliance Q&A
(August 2018)

Corporate Compliance Insight’s Maurice Gilbert chats with Charlotte Litigation Member Valecia McDowell, Co-Head of the White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice at Moore & Van Allen and a recent addition to the firm’s management committee. Valecia discusses her new role, some of the biggest risks facing companies today and what makes a good leader in the article published online August 14.


Whittaker and Bloomfield’s Article “What to Expect From The FDIC’s New Chief” Published in Law360
Law360, (July 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Council Kristina Whittaker and Member Neil Bloomfield’s article titled “What to Expect From The FDIC’s New Chief” was published in Law360 on July 9.


Two Moore & Van Allen members named to Benchmark Litigation Hot List
(July 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Charlotte Litigation members Frank E. Schall and Christopher D. Tomlinson have been recognized as leading U.S. litigation attorneys on Benchmark Litigation’s third annual “40 & Under Hot List.”


Bloomfield and Kenley's Article Published in Law360
Law360, (June 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield and Associate Kristen Kenley's article titled “Moving From The Duplicative Fines Of The Financial Crisis” was published in Law360 on June 26.


MVA Attorneys Participate in UNC Financial Services Compliance Boot Camp
(June 2018)

Charlotte attorneys on MVA’s Financial Regulatory Advice and Response and White Collar, Regulatory Defense & Investigation practices – Members Valecia McDowell and Todd Taylor, Counsel John Han, and Associate Brian Soja – participated as panelists at the Financial Services Compliance Boot Camp hosted by the UNC School of Law Center for Banking and Finance on June 11 & 12.


John Fagg Attends 5th Annual Cambridge Forum on Financial Institutions Enforcement  
(May 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member and co-head of Moore & Van Allen’s White Collar, Regulatory Defense and Investigations practice John Fagg attended the 5th Annual Cambridge Forum on Financial Institutions Enforcement on May 17 and 18. The Forum is a by-invitation only meeting of a small group of white collar criminal defense and regulatory defense lawyers who advise financial institutions on enforcement matters.


Bloomfield and Mitchell Discuss Transitioning Away from LIBOR in Corporate Compliance Insights
(May 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member Neil Bloomfield and Associate Elena Mitchell were published in Corporate Compliance Insights on May 4.


McDowell Participates in CBJ Diversity and Inclusion Panel  
(March 2018)

Charlotte Litigation Member and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee Valecia McDowell recently participated in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Diversity and Inclusion panel, “Beyond the Optics”, on March 23.


Moore &Van Allen welcomes former OCC Deputy Comptroller Kristina B. Whittaker to Financial Regulatory Advice and Response team
(February 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Kristina (“Kris”) B. Whittaker, former Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), has joined the firm’s Charlotte office as Counsel. Whittaker will practice on Moore and Van Allen’s growing Financial Regulatory Advice and Response team. 


McGinnis Presented with CBJ Women in Business Award
(February 2018)

The Charlotte Business Journal awarded  Employment & Labor/ Litigation/ Privacy and Data Security Member Karin McGinnis with a 2018 Women in Business Achievement Award at the Women in Business Awards event on February 12.  McGinnis was also profiled in the CBJ’s Women in Business Special Report on February 16. 


MVA Attorneys Recognized by Business North Carolina's 2018 Legal Elite
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that six attorneys were included in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite. Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored North Carolina attorneys by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in 14 business-related categories. The attorneys selected are considered by their peers to be the top practitioners in their respective fields. Click here to view the complete 2018 list of honorees.


41 Moore & Van Allen attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
(January 2018)

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys have been named to Super Lawyers’ 2018 list of top attorneys in North Carolina, and 13 attorneys were named to Super Lawyer’s 2018 Rising Stars list. These attorneys represent the firm’s Charlotte and Research Triangle offices.


MVA Helps Client Launch Online Investment Platform
(December 2017)

Charlotte Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Member Tom Pennington, and Corporate Counsel Colby Jenkins and Associate Michael Anderson were instrumental in advising their client, Artivest, on setting up a new online platform in conjunction with Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco). This innovative Artivest platform will allow investments of as little as $100G into Pimco alternative investment products that typically require a $5M minimum investment.


MVA Attorneys Attend The Clearing House Annual Conference
(November 2017)

Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team members Ed O’Keefe and Tom Pennington, joined by Neil Bloomfield, Josh Lanning and Brian Soja attended The Clearing House (TCH)’s Annual Conference in New York City, November 6-8, 2017. MVA served as a Gold Partner for the conference, sponsoring the Annual Chairman’s Reception.


Lincoln and Bloomfield Featured on NCBA’s Litigation Section Blog
(October 2017)

Charlotte Litigation Counsel Matt Lincoln and Member Neil Bloomfield were recently featured on the NCBA’s Litigation Section Blog. Lincoln’s article titled, “Pro Se Responsive Pleading By Corporation/LLC Insufficient To Avoid Default,” discusses the North Carolina statute N.C.G.S. Section 84-5 which prohibits corporations and limited liability companies from practicing law in North Carolina. Bloomfield’s article analyzes Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger and provides a summary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision which clarified that even a district court’s exercise of broad discretion to impose a civil sanction for a litigant’s bad faith conduct has to be limited by a causal link.


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