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|Bank Regulators Encourage Early Implementation of New Credit Loss Standards|
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 16, 2016On June 16, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board adopted new credit loss standards for financial institutions: Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instrument. These new standards...
|Amended Intrastate and Small Offering Exemptions to Take Effect|
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
December 22, 2016, previously published on December 1, 2016Companies seeking to raise capital exclusively in-state or on a limited regional basis will have additional options in 2017. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted rules to modernize Securities Act Rule 147, the intrastate-offering safe harbor under Securities Act Section...
|When Hurricanes Are a Fact of Life, Maintaining Trees Is a Floridian's Duty|
Stephen E. Ludovici, Raedtha A. Vasquez; Jones Walker LLP;
December 5, 2016, previously published on November 23, 2016If your tree falls during a storm and damages your neighbor's property, are you liable? The answer is maybe.
|Obama Appointee Trumps Implementation of DOL's Salary Hike|
Jennifer L. Anderson, Jason A. Culotta, Mary Margaret (Spell) LeBato, Jane Y. White; Jones Walker LLP;
December 5, 2016, previously published on November 2016Since 2014, employers have been preparing for, and many have already communicated or implemented, classification and compensation changes to comply with the U.S. Department of Labor's revised regulations, which would double the minimum salary required for certain exempt employees effective December...
|Preparing for the 2017 Proxy Season: Recent Developments in Proxy Access and Universal
Monique Angelle Cenac, Dionne M. Rousseau; Jones Walker LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016Proxy access has become one of the fastest-moving corporate governance initiatives ever. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed changes to the proxy rules to mandate the use of universal proxy cards in contested director elections at annual meetings. Below is a...
|What the Election Means to the Financial Services Industry|
Ryan D. Israel, Larry C. Lavender; Jones Walker LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016With the election of Donald Trump as president and the return of Republicans to both houses of Congress, the potential for significant regulatory relief for the banking industry has never been greater. Because President-elect Trump did not make financial services reform a major issue during the...
|OSHA Issues Guidance Memo on Incentive, Disciplinary, and Drug-Testing Programs|
Jane Henican Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
November 16, 2016, previously published on October 31, 2016On October 19, 2016, OSHA published a memo advising the new provisions of Section 1904.35, which require employers to set up reasonable procedures for reporting workplace injuries/illnesses and prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who reported work place injuries/illnesses. The...
|Cyber Rules: The Regulators Prepare to Act|
Larry C. Lavender; Jones Walker LLP;
November 16, 2016, previously published on November 10, 2016The October 19 joint advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (together, "the agencies") is the second indication in...
|FDIC Holds De Novo Outreach Conference|
Daniel H. Burd, John J. Spidi; Jones Walker LLP;
November 16, 2016, previously published on October 27, 2016As part of its recent efforts to encourage de novo bank applications, on October 13, 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) held a Community Banking De Novo Outreach Meeting in its New York Regional Office. The program was entitled "Strategies for Successful De Novo Bank...
|Pretrial Investigative Files and the Work-Product Doctrine|
Christopher K. Ulfers; Jones Walker LLP;
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016The idea that certain documents, materials, and communications are privileged from discovery is well-known. Indeed, under Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, for example, documents and materials prepared by or for an attorney in anticipation of litigation are privileged and are thus...