This blog is a personal blog written by Kevin Funnel, a lawyer who represents banks and other businesses, primarily in the areas of contracts, electronic commerce, Internet activities, regulatory, compliance, business alliances, and general business matters. His goal is to provide a forum where himself and others can comment from time to time on the law and other issues that interest him.
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I'm traveling the next two weeks and blogging, therefore, will be sporadic. While I'm gone, I'd like to post a portion of my Disclaimer, since no matter how much I write about this topic, a few readers remain utterly resistant...I'm traveling the next two weeks and blogging, therefore, will be...
Yesterday's financial institution letter from the FDIC (FIL-14-2012) has raised the hackles of lawyers who represent officers and/or directors of banks that are "in distress." Last year, the FDIC got into a claymation Celebrity Deathmatch with a few law firms...Yesterday's financial institution...
Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit was saying nice things about Dodd-Frank not long ago, which makes me wonder if he's off his meds again. Speaking to a packed ballroom at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan on Wednesday, Mr. Pandit, the chief...Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit was saying nice things about...
An irate reader sent me this article last week, which, he asserted, showed evidence of "open criminal activity" that Chicago city officials were tacitly permitting. To make the long human-interest story short, non-profit groups allied with the Occupy Wall Street...An irate reader sent me this...
Once is a blue moon, I like to give a special shout-out to other lawyers whose work I admire, instead of simply stealing it and claiming it as my own. I realize that puts me at a competitive disadvantage versus...Once is a blue moon, I like to give a special shout-out to other lawyers whose work I...
The always provocative Junior Deputy Accountant points the way to another amusing statistic (courtesy of the always Fair-and-Balanced Fox News). The Government Accountability Office says in a new report that banks that have repaid the Treasury Department's TARP bailout program...The always...
A recent article in Bank Safety & Soundness Reporter (paid subscription required) claims that while Dodd-Frank focused federal bank regulators on incentive-based compensation at the largest banks, bank examiners "are using safety and soundness criticism and the threat of formal...A recent article...
The recent announcement that Bank of America cut a "side deal" to earn extra brownie points (and lower penalties) in the robo-signing settlement with state attorneys general touched off a round of criticism. As reported in The Wall Street Journal,...The recent announcement that Bank of America cut...
Steve Van Beek at the NAFCU Compliance Blog had a nice three-part series of posts on the CFPB's recent announcements and round table discussion about overdrafts. In the first post, Steve talked about the issue of linked accounts. The CFPB...Steve Van Beek at the NAFCU Compliance Blog had a nice...
By now, I'm sure most readers have seen the public service announcement that Michael Douglas performed for th FBI on insider trading. For those few who might have missed it, and might actually care, here it is, lousy sound quality...By now, I'm sure most readers have seen the public service...