Media Mentions

July 22, 2011

Authored by: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave often makes the news.  Recent media mentions of attorneys in the Financial Institutions group include:

 Walt Moeling in American Banker

Atlanta Partner Walt Moeling was quoted July 5 by American Banker regarding the recent drop in bank consent orders, formerly called cease-and-desist orders. Since the beginning of 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has issued 851 consent orders. The issuances peaked in November 2009, when the FDIC issued 51 consent orders. In May, just 10 banks entered into consent orders with the FDIC. “At this point, these banks should be getting a “Hallelujah” instead of a consent order,” Moeling said. “These are the survivors that are making it in a lousy market. It isn’t a reflection of the board’s performance, it’s a reflection of the market.”   Click here to read the full article.

Judie Rinearson in PaybeforeLegal

New York Partner Judith Rinearson authored an article for the July edition of Paybefore Legal regarding key provisions of the Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act. The Federal Reserve Board issued its much-anticipated final rule implementing the amendment on June 29. “And now the real work begins for the industry and its participants “changing programs, business models, disclosures, contracts and more to bring thousands of affected programs into compliance,” she wrote. “But before you can dig in, you need to know if your organization and its prepaid programs are covered by the Fed’s final rule. And if they are, what that means.” Rinearson’s article poses 13 questions to help clients identify whether their prepaid card program is eligible for the interchange exemption, fraud prevention adjustment and routing or exclusivity exemptions. Click here to read the article.