Media Mentions January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

Authored by: Robert Klingler

With attorneys and staff worldwide, attorneys in Bryan Cave’s financial institutions practice often make the news. Sometimes media mentions highlight the firm’s involvement with notable clients, sometimes the individual accomplishments of attorneys and staff. Recent media mentions include:

Andreassen, Rinearson in Business Lawyer

New York Partner Judith Rinearson and DC Associate Kristine Andreassen co-authored an article in the November issue of the ABA’s The Business Lawyer on the impact of state money transmitter licensing laws on prepaid payment products.

Garrett in MarketWatch

Kansas City Counsel Karen Garrett was quoted Dec. 23 by MarketWatch on a bill before Congress that would require big banks to pay into a $150 billion fund to be used to dismantle a failing bank thought so big or so interconnected that if it collapsed suddenly it would threaten the economy’s stability. The piece was picked up Dec. 27 by McClatchy News Service.

Klingler on National Public Radio

Atlanta Associate Robert Klingler was interviewed Dec. 29 on National Public Radio regarding bank failures, with a particular focus on Georgia banks.

Knudson in Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Partner Kathryn Knudson was quoted Dec. 18 and Dec. 4 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on RockBridge Commercial Bank, which regulators shut down. RockBridge is the 25th lending institution in Georgia to close its doors in the wake of the financial crisis. Knudson represents the bank.

Moeling in National, Regional Outlets

Atlanta Partner Walt Moeling was quoted Jan. 11 by Dow Jones Investment Banker on the possibility that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. could move to link its insurance fees to banks’ compensation structures. He also was quoted Dec. 21 in the Fulton County Daily Report concerning how the sputtering economy has affected the work Georgia lawyers do. Moeling was quoted Dec. 11 in the Birmingham Business Journal on Aliant Financial Corp., which recently signed a $25 million deal to boost its capital levels and plans to raise another $18 million in capital by selling shares to private investors.

Rinearson in Paybefore News

New York Partner Judith Rinearson was quoted Dec. 16 by Paybefore News regarding new proposed federal regulations for gift cards and the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association’s (NBPCA) recent comment letter. Rinearson is chair of the NBPCA’s Government Relations Working Group and was the primary author of the 16-page letter.

Wheeler in Birmingham Business Journal

Atlanta Partner Jim Wheeler was quoted Dec. 25 in the Birmingham Business Journal regarding the concerns of employees of Colonial BancGroup Inc., who are tangled in a complex acquisition battle that could leave them without heath insurance coverage.