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Jay Peak Resort Receiver Reaches $150 Million Settlement with Raymond James

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Michael I. Goldberg, the SEC appointed receiver in charge of the Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain Hotel in Vermont, reached a settlement agreement with Raymond James that will significantly benefit the defrauded investors and creditors of the receivership estate.

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Webcast: Looking to Oil ETFs Ahead of May 25 OPEC Meeting

Webcast: Looking to Oil ETFs Ahead of May 25 OPEC Meeting

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The ETF Trends webinar discusses various factors that could affect the crude oil prices, including OPEC and policy changes, and looked to investment opportunities to potentially capitalize on the energy market.

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Liability of Compliance Officers at Financial Institutions

Event, May 3, 1 p.m. EDT
Practical Law and Norton Rose will present a webinar titled “Liability of Compliance Officers at Financial Institutions” on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, beginning at 1 p.m. EDT.

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Madden Remand Muddles Contract Law: SDNY Decision or Sign of National Trend?

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Madden is the latest decision to look past the contractual agreement of the parties to apply state usury and other consumer protection requirements to consumer credit and collections activity, according to an article published by Paul Hastings LLP.

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Leon Cooperman Ordered to Trial in Insider-Trading Case

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A billionaire investor could face trial on allegations that he reaped more than $4 million in illegal profits after conversations with a company insider, Bloomberg reports.

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Too Much Wine: Ex-BigLaw Partner’s Insider Tip to Broker Leads to His Conviction

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Robert Schulman of McLean, Va., was convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy charges. Post-trial defense motions are due April 14, reports Bloomberg Law.

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U.S. Justice Department Targets Executives in Wells Fargo Probe

U.S. Justice Department Targets Executives in Wells Fargo Probe

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Reuters is reporting that a U.S. Justice Department probe into a phony accounts scandal at Wells Fargo & Co. is asking whether executives hid details from the company board and regulators as the problem grew over years.

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JPMorgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours

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A new JPMorgan Chase & Co. a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours, according to a Bloomberg report.

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U.S. Extends Its Search for Dirty Money in Real Estate

U.S. Extends Its Search for Dirty Money in Real Estate

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The U.S. Treasury Department said it will extend its search for criminals who seek to launder money by buying U.S. real estate, according to a Reuters report.

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Current Trends in Loan Terms: Large Cap and Middle Market Loans

Current Trends in Loan Terms: Large Cap and  Middle Market Loans

Event, March 8, 1 p.m. EST
On March 8, Practical Law and experts from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Thompson & Knight LLP will host a free webinar to discuss the effects of market forces on loans and agreement negotiations.

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A Tax Overhaul Would Be Great in Theory, But Hard in Practice

A Tax Overhaul Would Be Great in Theory, But Hard in Practice

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Decisions that lawmakers made decades or even a century ago have essentially locked us into ways of doing things, as the cost of changing looms more heavily than the potential benefits of trying something different, writes Neil Irwin for The New York Times.

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Republican Plan Would Ease Wall St. Rules, As Party Embraces Deregulation

Republican Plan Would Ease Wall St. Rules, As Party Embraces Deregulation

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Hensarling’s plan would roll back Wall Street rules and consumer protections conceived after the 2008 financial crisis, a step that will largely define the financial deregulation debate in the Trump era, reports Reuters.

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Jury Awards Ousted General Counsel $8M

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A federal jury awarded the former general counsel of BioRad Laboratories $8 million in back pay and damages – which will increase to $11 million – for whistleblower retaliation involving potential bribery in China, according to a Courthouse News article.

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Judge Wants Review of Legal Bills After Firms Reveal 9,000 Hours Of ‘Inadvertent’ Double-Billed Times

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The hourly rates claimed in the firms’ filings, which ranged from $335 to $500 an hour, were often 10 times more than what the lawyers normally earned, according to The Boston Globe.

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Brendan Delany Joins Blank Rome in Washington, D.C.

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Brendan Delany has joined Blank Rome LLP as a partner in the Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy group.

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What Trump Can – and Can’t – Do to Dodd-Frank

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American Banker asks and answers the question of what will be the immediate impact of President Trump’s executive order calling for a review of financial regulatory policy, especially the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

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Trump to Issue Directives Targeting Dodd-Frank, Retirement Advice Rule

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This is the opening salvo in Trump’s campaign to scale back regulations that resulted from the financial crisis, Reuters is reporting.

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Andrew Hartnett Joins Greensfelder Securities & Financial Services Industry Group

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Andrew M. Hartnett, who most recently served as Commissioner of Securities for former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, joins Greensfelder as an officer. He also has served in a leadership role with the North American Securities Administrators Association.

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Reduce Risk in Finance, Contract & Employment Law: ACC Mid-Year Meeting

Reduce Risk in Finance, Contract & Employment Law: ACC Mid-Year Meeting

Event, April 2-4, New York City
The Association of Corporate Counsel, the world’s largest community of in-house counsel, will stage the ACC Mid-Year Meeting in New York on April 2-4, 2017.

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Transcript Available: Former SEC Chair White Speaks at Securities Regulation Institute

Transcript Available: Former SEC Chair White Speaks at Securities Regulation Institute

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A free transcript of former SEC Chair Mary Jo White’s speech at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s 44th Annual Securities Regulation Institute is available.

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