C. Ryan Barber

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

C. Ryan Barber

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

C. Ryan Barber

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

CFPB, Testing Trump and Republicans, Moves to Restrict Forced Arbitration

C. Ryan Barber

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday finalized a sweeping new rule banning arbitration agreements that prevent class actions against banks and other financial institutions, setting the stage for parallel legal and political fights over a regulation that Republican lawmakers will seek t

Is the CEO Pay Disclosure Rule Still Alive? And: SEC Takes On 'Fake News'

C. Ryan Barber

CEOs are getting antsy about complying with an SEC rule that would expose compensation divides at companies. The SEC recently took on a "fake news" scheme. Federal trade regulators this week adopted an indemnity policy to protect its employees who get sued. And the Consumer Financial Protection Bure

New FTC Policy Would Shield Lawyers, Staff From Personal Liability

C. Ryan Barber

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday adopted an indemnity policy that will shield lawyers and other staff from any personal liability for enforcement actions that draw a lawsuit and expose them to a monetary judgment. The new policy comes as two FTC lawyers press for immunity, in court, over th

Deutsche Bank Resists Push for Trump Records, and OSHA Rule Delayed Again: Roundup

C. Ryan Barber

Deutsche Bank's lawyers at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are refusing Democratic lawmakers' demands for Donald Trump's financing records. Dechert partner Steven Bradbury, up for U.S. Transportation general counsel, takes heat over Takata. The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear a dispute about Dodd-F

CFPB Plays Hardball in Subpoena Fight, Chamber Smacks IRS 'Outsourcing': Regulatory Wrap

C. Ryan Barber

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to hold a company in contempt over document production, the U.S. Chamber dings the IRS for working with private law firms on audits, and President Trump makes his first pick for the National Labor Relations Board. This is a regulatory news roundup from

Trump and Cordray Are 'Two Bulls Circling Each Other,' GOP Lawmaker Says

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Financial Services Roundtable hosted a regulatory reform panel Wednesday in Washington, where Covington & Burling partner John Dugan, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of the House Financial Services Committee, and others offered observations about what's happening, and what's next.

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