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Attorney Brian Korn: Fintech Charters Will NOT be Effective Unless Federal Preemption is Available to Holders

After years of discussion, and multiple attempts by traditional finance to block a Fintech Charter offered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), in a surprise move the OCC announced this week it would begin accepting applications from Fintechs to gain a… Read More

Moving Forward with Cryptocurrency Regulation in 2018

Two months into 2018, it feels a little like the calm before a regulatory storm in terms of cryptocurrency regulation.  A series of pronouncements and announcements from the SEC toward the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018 gave industry insiders more clarity on what… Read More

Brian Korn, Donna Wilson & Richard Gottlieb Will Now Lead Manatt’s Financial Services Group

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, has announced new co-chairs of the firm’s financial services group. Three attorneys have been appointed to this leadership role including Brian Korn, Donna Wilson and Richard Gottlieb. The three attorneys are spread across the country with Gottlieb located at the firm’s… Read More

CFPB Ruling on Arbitration May “Transfer Wealth from Consumers to Wealthy Attorneys”

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a new rule to ban financial companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses. The CFPB said these rules have denied people their day in court. Many consumer financial products like credit cards and bank accounts have arbitration clauses in… Read More

The OCC Issues Draft Requirements for a Fintech Charter. Is a Charter for Innovative Financial Firms Dead in the Water?

As expected, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has published a draft licensing manual regarding the creation of a Fintech Charter. The draft is a supplement to the agency’s existing Licensing Manual and explains how Fintech firms may apply for special purpose bank charters…. Read More

Congressional Committee Reviews Marketplace Lending

  Do Online Lenders Benefit from Regulatory Arbitrage? Yesterday (July 12), the subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit (part of the House Financial Services Committee) hosted an educational hearing on Fintech and Marketplace Lending. The meeting saw the participation of several industry executives including… Read More

Legal Experts Respond to SCOTUS Decision Not to Review Second Circuit Madden vs. Midland Decision

Reactions to the Supreme Court decision declining to review the Second Circuit court decision regarding Madden vs. Midland are starting to crop up. The case is one that is being widely watched by the marketplace and online lending industry. Vincent Basulto, a partner at Richards… Read More

Manatt Hires Pepper Hamilton Founder As New Partner; Expands Capital Markets & Financial Services Capabilities in New York

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced today that Brian S. Korn has joined the firm’s Corporate and Finance practice as a partner in its New York office. He joins the firm from Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he founded and co-led the firm’s crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending practice. Korn focuses… Read More

Securities Attorney T. Hale Boggs: SEC Uncomfortable with JOBS Act

Corporate Attorney T. Hale Boggs, a partner at well respected law firm Manatt, founded their Palo Alto office in 1998.  He also helped establish the San Francisco office.  He has had the unique opportunity to work with a very diverse clientele in the Silicon Valley… Read More

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