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Webinar: What In-House Counsel Should Know About Data Privacy and Data Security Issues in Big Data

March 12, 2015
Noon EDT
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The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with the ability to rapidly analyze large volumes of data to predict outcomes and draw other insights. Big Data has grown exponentially as the insights reaped from data analysis have become crucial to the success of many companies. With this growth have come a number of data security and data privacy considerations and requirements for companies involved with big data. Join Jason Haislmaier of Bryan Cave LLP for a discussion of these considerations and requirements, including established and emerging legal standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices for data privacy and data security in a “Big Data” world.

Speaker

Jason D. Haislmaier, Esq. is a partner in the Boulder, CO office of Bryan Cave LLP. Mr. Haislmaier represents emerging and established companies in technology and intellectual property transactions, with an emphasis on developing strategies for protecting, managing, and commercializing technology and intellectual property assets. He has developed a special area of expertise involving open source software licensing and compliance and works with clients in the U.S. and abroad to develop and implement open source software license compliance strategies. Mr. Haislmaier, who frequently lectures on topics involving open source software, cloud computing and other areas of intellectual property, is currently the Board Chair of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property & Information Technology, and he has been recognized in Colorado Super Lawyers, 2011–2013 and The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

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Financial Institutions Stock Liquidity Conference

May 4, 2015 – May 5, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
181 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA  30303

Sponsor(s):  Hosted by Bryan Cave LLP, OTC Markets Group, Banks Street Partners, and Stock Cross Financial Services

Conference Description
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Financial Institutions Stock Liquidity Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  The conference will begin with a cocktail reception on Monday evening, May 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the College Football Hall of Fame, where interactive and personalized tours will be offered to conference attendees.  The conference will continue on Tuesday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with a full day of presentations and panel discussions that will explore the universe of liquidity options available to financial institutions and opportunities to access the capital markets.

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TruPS on Your Mind? Let’s Talk About It on August 6th.

We are receiving quite a few calls regarding the recent activity surrounding trust preferred securities, including voluntary and involuntary bankruptcies, restructurings, acquisition opportunities, and potential personal liability of directors.  Given this level of interest, Bryan Cave attorneys will be presenting at the Georgia Bankers Association Trust Preferred Town Hall Meeting in Macon, Georgia on August 6, 2014.  A flyer and agenda for the event is linked here, and you can register by clicking here.  The town hall format of the event will allow for interaction with the presenters and with the other attendees.  We will share ideas that will benefit those who are looking for alternatives to work out their trust preferred obligations, those who hold trust preferred securities, and those looking to better understand the landscape to take advantage of opportunities.  We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity.

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2014 Subchapter S Bank Forum

2014 Subchapter S Bank Forum

April 25, 2014

Authored by: Bryan Cave

Join Bryan Cave LLP and Porter Keadle Moore on Tuesday, May 20 for the 2014 Subchapter S Bank Forum as we discuss how community banks can make the most of the tax benefits associated with S Corporation status. With all of the added pressure on today’s community banks, we will discuss how to deliver results to your shareholders as a high performing independent bank using an S Corporation structure. We hope to see you there!

Click HERE to register.

DATE: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – Registration at 8:15 a.m.

LOCATION:
Bryan Cave Atlanta Office
1201 West Peachtree Street, NW | One Atlantic Center
Fourteenth Floor | Atlanta, GA 30309

COST: $125 per person | $75 for each additional person from same institution

CPE: Earn 6 hours of CPE (4 General and 2 Tax)

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ReVeal, Rinearson, Simon to Speak at Money2020 Expo

DC Partner John ReVeal, New York Partner Judith Rinearson and Santa Monica Partner Brette Simon will provide insight at the Money2020 Expo. The conference promises to bring together a global community of innovators in payments and financial services with 400-plus speakers spanning more than 100 sessions and workshops. More than 4,000 attendees are expected.

October 6, 2013 – October 10, 2013
Aria Resort and Casino
3730 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89158

On Oct. 6, ReVeal will moderate a panel on the risks and rewards of credit-based emerging payment products. In addition to discussing what people need to know when launching or distributing credit-based products, this panel will address the current consumer group and regulatory pressure to restrict or prohibit credit as part of emerging payments and financial services solutions.

Later in the afternoon, Rinearson will moderate the panel “Money Transmitter Licensing: Kafka Revisited,” which will offer insight on how to manage the ambiguities of state money transmitter licensing laws.

Simon then will join a panel on how to prepare in advance of raising capital from institutional investors. Topics will include getting your legal and business house in order to maximize value upon a capital raise and avoid the “10% valuation haircut;” due diligence and the risks of having the wrong investors; and structuring investment to avoid “change of control” regulatory issues.

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The Ability-to-Repay Roadmap for ARMs, Balloon-Payment Qualified Mortgages, & Non-standard Mortgage Refinances

Community bank lenders have responded to the CFPB’s Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage rules with questions about adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), balloon-payment qualified mortgages, and non-standard mortgage refinances.  The CFPB’s implementation of Dodd-Frank’s balloon-payment qualified mortgage concept, for example, turns on a narrow definition of the types of lenders that qualify to make such loans.  ARMs may be a viable alternative to balloon mortgages, but these loan products pose compliance and operational risks of their own.  Finally, lenders may still be considering the types of transactions that qualify for the special “non-standard mortgage” refinancing exemption from the general Ability-to-Pay rule.

For a uniquely focused discussion on making these types of loans in light of the CFPB’s new mortgage regulations, join attorneys John ReVeal and Barry Hester for the latest installment of Bryan Cave’s webinar partnership with compliance training leader BAI Learning & Development.  This free presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 3-4 pm Eastern.  More information and registration are available here.  Participants should walk away with a solid roadmap for managing existing portfolio balloons and ARMs now and for originating these types of mortgages once the CFPB’s rules take effect in 2014.

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S-Corp Conference on May 21, 2013

S-Corp Conference on May 21, 2013

April 22, 2013

Authored by: Bryan Cave

NAVIGATE THE NEW WORLD OF BANKING

Strategies to help maximize shareholder returns through an S-Corp structure.

Please make plans now to join your peers for a one-day conference focused on why a Subchapter S strategy may be perfect for your bank in our new economic and regulatory environment. Spend the day with industry experts discussing how Subchapter S status may help your institution navigate the new world of banking with deleveraged balance sheets and slower growth models. Whether your bank is an S-Corp or considering converting to an S-Corp, various strategies to help maximize shareholder returns through an S-Corp structure will be discussed. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind conference designed specifically for community bankers! To register for this important conference, click here or contact Jodi@cbaofga.com.

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Bryan Cave Hosts ACAMS Atlanta Chapter Event on Digital Currencies

Bryan Cave is hosting the CPE and general membership meeting for the Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists on Thursday, April 25 2013, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The event’s presentation is “Digital Currencies, Third Party Payment Processing, Oh My!” featuring Anthony Gallippi, co-founder and CEO of BitPay.

All AML/CTF professionals in the region are welcome to attend.

June 7, 2012
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fourteenth Floor
1201 W. Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking is available at 14th Street and West Peachtree St.
$4 cash and cards accepted

Free for Chapter Members; $20 for Non-Chapter Members

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Bitcoin and other digital currencies are gaining traction in the marketplace against traditional fiat and specie currencies.  Current economic conditions have led many average citizens to exploring potential ways to secure earnings from government devaluation.  Criminals continue exploring ways to launder proceeds while reducing risk of detection.  And businesses cry out for less expensive means of receiving payments which are less susceptible to fraud.  Learn the facts about the history, growth and benefits of bitcoin.  Explore potential risks involved in accepting and using bitcoin and/or in providing financial services to those that do.  Learn too about bitcoin payment processing pioneer BitPay, its take on the future of digital currencies and payment processing, and FinCEN’s recent Guidance on Virtual Currencies and Regulatory Responsibilities.

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Payments Team Presents on 2012 Year in Review

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The Bryan Cave Payments Team recently held a webinar providing an overview of major legal and regulatory events impacting both open and closed looped credit cards and other emerging payments.

Topics included a review of key Consumer Financial Protection Bureau activities for prepaid and payments; new regulatory concerns and open issues for 2013 from FinCEN on anti-money laundering issues; an update on FinCen’s cross-border reporting regulation for prepaid cards; an update on the “Durbin Amendment,” including effective dates on routing restrictions; a 2012 bank regulatory overview; recent trends in social media, mobile products, E-sign and PCI DSS in privacy and data security; and new developments in retail and reward cards, including abandoned property and consumer protection issues.

Presenters included Judith Rinearson (New York), John ReVeal (Washington, D.C.), Linda Odom (Washington, D.C.), Kristine Andreassen (Washington, D.C.) and Margo Strahlberg (Chicago). The full presentation is available online, and the slides themselves are also available online.

Bryan Cave’s Prepaid and Emerging Payments Team provides legal counsel and advice on a broad range of payment-related issues including prepaid and stored value, mobile and contactless payments, bank regulatory compliance, money services business (MSB) compliance, electronic wallets and P2P payments, anti-money laundering compliance, bill payment, overdraft and lines of credit, retail gift cards, abandoned property, money transmitter licensing, privacy and data security, patents and intellectual property and litigation strategy and defense.

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