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The Time Is Now to Prepare for Congressional Inquiries from a Democrat-Led House

The Time Is Now to Prepare for Congressional Inquiries from a Democrat-Led House

The article titled “The Time Is Now to Prepare for Congressional Inquiries from a Democrat-Led House,” written by Charlotte Members Neil Bloomfield and Edward O’Keefe, and Associate Elena Mitchell, was published and first appeared in the March 4, 2019 edition of Westlaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability.

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  • Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that Chambers & Partners has ranked seven firm practice groups and 26 firm attorneys in the 2019 edition of its legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. (more…)
  • Moore & Van Allen is pleased to be a Gold sponsor at the 2019 SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar. Charlotte Litigation Members Edward O'Keefe and Valecia M. McDowell have been invited to serve as panelists for this year’s seminar. O’Keefe will contribute to the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 afternoon panel entitled “Intersection of Banking and Wealth Management” and McDowell will join the discussion for the Wednesday, March 27, 2019 morning panel entitled “What is Conduct Risk Data and How do you use it?”  (more…)
  • Charlotte Associate Brian Soja, a member of MVA’s Financial Regulatory Advice and Response and White Collar, Regulatory Defense, and Investigations practice groups, served as a panelist at Mecklenburg County Bar’s 18th Banking and Finance Forum on November 9.  Soja participated in the Forum’s Regulatory Highlights panel along with Phil Wertz of Bank of America, John Stoker of Wells Fargo, Grant Harbrecht of Fifth Third, and Scott Cammarn of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft.  During the panel, which focused on significant regulatory developments over the past year, Soja addressed recent enforcement trends at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where he formerly worked as an attorney in the Enforcement & Compliance Division.  Soja also commented on the potential regulatory impact of the midterm elections and on the recently published Interagency Statement Clarifying the Role of Supervisory Guidance.
  • 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE (Nov. 2018): We are proud to once again be a sponsoring partner for The Clearing House + Bank Policy Institute Annual Conference, which will take place in New York on November 26–28, 2018.  The Annual Conference provides a forum for the industry’s leaders to examine the changing dynamics of the bank regulatory and payments landscape.  Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include Jelena McWilliams, Chair of the FDIC, Antony Phillipson, British Consul General in New York and HM Trade Commissioner for North America, Richard Clarida, Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Stanley McChrystal, a four star general and author, and J.D. Vance, New York Times Best Selling Author.  Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team members Ed O’Keefe, Neil Bloomfield, Tom Pennington, Todd Taylor, and Kristina Whittaker will be attending. 
  • Charlotte Litigation Members Neil Bloomfield and Ed O’Keefe will be serving as panelists at the upcoming SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society's Charlotte Regional Seminar on Monday, September 24, 2018. This one day seminar feature presentations by leading securities regulators and industry professionals.  Bloomfield will be speaking on the Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues panel alongside Keith Agisim (Moderator, Bank of America), Michael Adams (McGuireWoods), James Powell (LPL Financial LLC), and John Reed Stark (John Reed Stark Consulting, LLC).  O’Keefe will be speaking on the Intersection of Banking and Wealth Management panel alongside Julie Hobbs (Moderator, Morgan Stanley), Beth Dorfman (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Thomas McQuade (Protiviti), Michael Solomon (FINRA), and Donald Sutherland (Wells Fargo & Company).

Welcome to the White Collar Defense, Investigations and Regulatory Advice Blog

As government authorities around the world create a constantly evolving regulatory environment, conduct overlapping investigations, and bring parallel proceedings, companies are facing perhaps the most challenging regulatory and criminal enforcement environment. Moore & Van Allen has created this blog to help keep our clients up to date in these fast-moving areas and to serve as a thought leader as regulations and enforcement policy continue to develop. Our blog is a combined effort of Moore & Van Allen’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Team and our Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team.


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MVA’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Team services clients in some of the most heavily regulated and scrutinized industries in the U.S. and abroad. This team is made up of former government attorneys, as well as private practitioners, with decades of experience representing Fortune 100 institutions in domestic and international criminal and regulatory inquires in the United States, the rest of North America, United Kingdom, Europe, South America, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Our Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team combines the experience of former general counsels from some of the largest international financial institutions with that of our seasoned regulatory attorneys to advise clients complex multi-regulator environment on a wide variety of complex regulatory compliance matters, including Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), Recovery and Resolution Planning, Risk Data Aggregation, the Volcker Rule, consumer finance regulations, and bank secrecy and anti-money laundering regulations. Meet Our White Collar Defense and Financial Regulatory Response Teams.

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