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Media Mentions – August 1, 2014

August 4, 2014

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Bryan Cave

Media Mentions – August 1, 2014

August 4, 2014

by: Bryan Cave

With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave attorneys are often quoted in the news.  Recent mentions of Financial Institutions group attorneys include:

Jerry Blanchard in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Partner Jerry Blanchard was quoted July 18 by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on reasons behind the shrinking number of banks in Georgia. The state, which led the nation in bank failures stemming from the real estate bust, has seen an increase in the number of banks being bought up at a rate of about one a month as healthy banks grow through the acquisition of other healthy banks. Blanchard said the question on many bankers’ minds is, “Can you survive the recovery? It’s hard to make money.” Click here to read the full article.

Rob Klingler in American Banker

Atlanta Partner Robert Klingler was quoted July 1 by American Banker concerning the trend among trust-preferred creditors of telling deadbeat banks that they must

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Media Mentions – July 2013

July 31, 2013

Authors

Bryan Cave

Media Mentions – July 2013

July 31, 2013

by: Bryan Cave

With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave attorneys are often quoted in the news.  Recent Media Mentions of Financial Institutions Group attorneys include:

Jerry Blanchard in Daily Report

Atlanta Partner Jerry Blanchard was featured July 5 in the Fulton County Daily Report for his hobby of ice climbing. Blanchard generally takes one ice climbing trip a year and has climbed Montmorency Falls near Quebec, ice walls in Banff National Park in Canada, and the Grand Teton and Mt. Moran in Wyoming, among other places. “The interesting thing for me about ice climbing is how it clears your mind,” he told the publication. “When you are on the ice, all other thoughts are pushed from your mind. You focus on where the next ice axe placement is going to be or whether the ice crampons have pushed far enough into the ice.”

Judith Rinearson in New York Times

New York Partner

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2013 Georgia Banking and Finance Law Seminar

January 24, 2013

Authors

Bryan Cave

2013 Georgia Banking and Finance Law Seminar

January 24, 2013

by: Bryan Cave

Make your plans now to attend the 2013 Banking and Finance Law seminar.  The seminar, sponsored by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, will be Feb. 8, at the Bar Center in Atlanta. The seminar chair, Gerald L. Blanchard, Bryan Cave LLP, has put together a terrific set of topics and speakers for this program.

Topics include:

  • Reading the Regulatory Tea Leaves:  Basel III and Dodd-Frank Update
  • Advising Bank Board Directors on Regulatory Relations and Legal Risk Minimization
  • Recent Banking Law Cases
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – There’s A New Sheriff in Town!
  • Regulator Panel Discussion on Bank Examinations Trends
  • Challenges to Bank Consolidation
  • Recent Trends IN D&O Litigation

The program qualifies for 6 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour and 1 Trial Practice Hour. For additional information and to register for this program, visit the ICLE website.

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Media Mentions – April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012

Authors

Bryan Cave

Media Mentions – April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave attorneys are often quoted in the news.  Recent Media Mentions of Financial Institutions Group attorneys include:

Blanchard in ABA Banking Journal, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta partner Jerry Blanchard authored an article April 13, in the ABA Banking Journal regarding recent cases that could spur review of “tried and true” loan contracts.  Blanchard gave an overview of the recent $75 million judgment against Delta Community Credit Union in Georgia.  Click here to read the full article.  He was quoted April 8 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the FDIC’s decision to seek penalties against certain officials of failed Georgia banks in instances where alleged malfeasance, not failed strategies, led to the bank’s failure.  Speaking in general about failed bank litigation, Blanchard said he expects most cases to be settled  before ever reaching trial.  “Most failed Georgia banks collapsed because of betting too heavily on a housing

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Blanchard to Participate in Risk Management Panel at SNL Community Bankers Conference

April 23, 2012

Authors

Bryan Cave

Blanchard to Participate in Risk Management Panel at SNL Community Bankers Conference

April 23, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

Bryan Cave attorney Jerry Blanchard will be among the panelists examining enterprise risk management at the 2012 SNL Community Bankers Conference. Other participants in the panel include Thomas Dujenski, the FDIC Atlanta Regional Director, David Ruffin of Credit Risk Management, LLC, and Bob Doby, Jr. of Yadkin Valley Bank. The panel will be moderated by SNL’s Shawn Ryan.

The SNL Community Bankers Conference focuses on how banks can adjust to the changing environment, mitigate risks, take advantage of genuine opportunities, and ultimately prosper.  It will be held May 3-4 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida.  For more information, go to http://www.snlcenter.com/cbc/2012/default.asp.

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Media Mentions – March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

Authors

Bryan Cave

Media Mentions – March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave attorneys are often quoted in the news.  Recent Media Mentions of Financial Institutions Group attorneys include:

Klingler in American Banker

Atlanta Partner Robert Klingler was quoted March 15 in American Banker regarding an agreement reached between the U.S. Treasury Department and Pacific Capital.  UnionBanCal has agreed to buy Pacific Capital for $1.5 billion in cash, with the Treasury getting about $165 million in exchange for its 11 percent stake.  That would be about 90 cents on the dollar of the bailout money the Treasury invested in Pacific Capital through the Troubled Asset Relief Program.  Klingler said the deal is probably a good one for the Treasury.  “The ability to recoup an investment that is stressed at its face value is extremely difficult,” Klingler said.  “If the bank goes into receivership, the Treasury is looking at pennies — and that might be generous.  So the Treasury has

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Media Mentions – January 2012

January 31, 2012

Authors

Bryan Cave

Media Mentions – January 2012

January 31, 2012

by: Bryan Cave

With offices all over the world, Bryan Cave attorneys are often quoted in the news.  Recent Media Mentions of Financial Institutions Group attorneys include:

Blanchard in GBA Bulletin

Atlanta Partners Jerry Blanchard, Nicole Wade and Associate Wendy Godfrey were highlighted in the December 16, 2011 Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) e-bulletin for their participation in a recent panel discussion at the 2011 GBA Credit Conference, held in Atlanta, Ga.  The forum focused on current developments in foreclosure and problem loan collections in Georgia.  Participants at the conference included senior lenders from around the state.  Click here to read more about the discussion in the GBA e-bulletin.

Rinearson in Forbes, Wall Street Journal Online

New York Partner Judith Rinearson was quoted January 5 by Forbes online and January 6 by The Wall Street Journal online regarding the controversial appointment of Richard Cordray to head the new U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Cordray,

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Dodd-Frank Living Will Proposed Regulation

April 7, 2011

Authors

Jerry Blanchard

Dodd-Frank Living Will Proposed Regulation

April 7, 2011

by: Jerry Blanchard

Section 165(d) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires each nonbank financial company supervised by the Federal Reserve and each bank holding company having assets of $50 billion or more (a “Covered Company”) to develop what has commonly become referred to as a “living will,” essentially a plan of orderly liquidation (the “Resolution Plan”). The Federal Reserve and the FDIC published a proposed rule on March 29, 2011, to implement this provision. The proposed rule requires a Covered Company to provide its initial plan within 180 days from the effective date of the final rule or the date the entity becomes a Covered Company. Each Covered Company will then be required to submit an updated plan within 90 days of the end of each calendar year. Interim updates are required if an event occurs that might have a material impact on the Resolution Plan.

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How do the Bank Regulators View the Federal Home Loan Banks?

March 28, 2011

Authors

Bryan Cave

How do the Bank Regulators View the Federal Home Loan Banks?

March 28, 2011

by: Bryan Cave

Jerry Blanchard recently spoke to the national sales meeting of the Federal Home Loan Banks on the topic of How the Regulators View the FHLB’s.

The FHLB system has been a major source of liquidity to its over 8,000 members during the financial crisis and faces many challenges as the system deals with:

  • shrinking demand for loan advances;
  • losses incurred in mortgage backed securities that have led to a number of the FHLB’s having to enter into Consent Orders with  their primary regulator; and
  • greater Congressional scrutiny of all government sponsored entities.

Banking regulators deal with the consequences of FHLB policies and actions when financial institutions are taken into receivership. In some instances, the availability of FHLB advances may have led to some banks to incurring more risk than they would  have otherwise  incurred.

Jerry’s presentation addressed how the banking regulators view the role of

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2011 Regulatory and Legislative Update

February 21, 2011

Authors

Robert Klingler

2011 Regulatory and Legislative Update

February 21, 2011

by: Robert Klingler

On February 18, 2011, Rob Klingler gave the 2011 Regulatory and Legislative Update for the annual Banking and Finance Law presented by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.  A copy of the slides used in the presentation is available online.

Jerry Blanchard served as the program chair and gave an update on recent case law developments.  BT Atkinson also moderated a panel on Bank Acquisitions and Mergers in Non-Loss Share Transactions.  The seminar will also be available on the ICLE’s website as an archived online course, and is eligible for 6 Georgia CLE hours, including 1 trial practice hour.

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