C. Ryan Barber

Mayer Brown's Andy Pincus, Ex-CFPB Attorney Deepak Gupta Debate Arbitration Rule

C. Ryan Barber

In a wide-ranging interview on Sept. 8, Mayer Brown's Andy Pincus and Gupta Wessler's Deepak Gupta discussed the future of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's controversial arbitration rule. This week, according to news reports, the Senate could vote to repeal the regulation.

Labor Panel Defines Global Scope of Whistleblower Law, Reviving Contractor's Claims

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A federal labor appeals panel has revived a whistleblower's claims against the defense contractor Exelis Systems Corp., ruling that the employee can allege retaliation even though he raised concerns about unlawful conduct outside the United States and was fired while overseas.

NLRB Takes on Tesla, Cordray Mum About Plans: Roundup

C. Ryan Barber

Our latest weekly roundup of big news on the regulatory and compliance front, featuring: NLRB takes on Tesla for alleged unfair labor practices. Prosecutors open an early inquiry into whether Uber violated foreign-bribery laws. Richard Cordray, the CFPB director, isn't opening up about any plans to

Home Depot Settlement Foretells Change at Product-Safety Agency

C. Ryan Barber

Home Depot USA Inc. has reached a $5.7 million settlement with federal product safety regulators over claims that the retailer, in a span of four years, sold thousands of products that had previously been recalled due to dangerous defects. The Consumer Product Safety Commission's acting chairwoman,

The CFPB Is Losing a Trial Court Ally in the US Justice Department

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The move away from CFPB cases comes months after the Justice Department, under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said it would no longer defend the lawfulness of the CFPB's independent, single-director design.

The Beer Lobby Taps Treasury's Deregulatory Push, Wells Fargo Faces New Scrutiny: Weekly Roundup

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Cheers: Here's what the Beer Institute wants on the deregulatory front. Wells Fargo faces fresh scrutiny over a car insurance scheme. Microsoft is embracing alternative fee arrangements. And Trump's pick for HHS general counsel admits he has a "big mouth." This is a weekly roundup from ALM publicati

Ex-SEC Regulators Sean McKessy, Linda Thomsen Spar on Whistleblowing

C. Ryan Barber

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program has taken off since its creation in 2010 from the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, awarding more than $150 million in bounties to tipsters who have helped the agency bring successful enforcement actions. Last year, the SEC's enforcemen

Uber on a Hiring Spree, CFPB Arbitration Rule in Senate's Hands: Roundup

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Uber's gone on a lobbying bonanza, the SEC awarded a government employee for helping regulators with an enforcement action, and more.

SEC Whistleblowers in Line for Windfall, and FTC Probes Amazon: Roundup

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The Trump administration is touting the number of federal regulations that are on the chopping block. Exxon Mobil Corp.'s suing the U.S. Treasury Department over a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions. The Federal Trade Commission's looking at Amazon.com's discounting practices. And financ

CFPB Quarrels With OCC Over Arbitration Rule, Clayton's Agenda, and Uber Drivers Win Class Ruling: Roundup

C. Ryan Barber

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the OCC are fighting over a new rule that would curtail forced arbitration in the banking industry. Uber drivers win a class certification ruling. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton lays out his agenda. This is a weekly regulatory roundup from ALM and around the we

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