(Reuters) – Listed here are some occasions of curiosity to the Banking and Finance Regulation neighborhood this week. All instances are native until in any other case famous.
Sunday, Sept. 12
12:30 p.m. – The Mortgage Bankers Affiliation’s Regulatory Compliance Convention will get below method in Washington, D.C. This yr’s convention offers three days of programming divided into a number of tracks, together with a five-hour Litigation Discussion board Monitor on Sunday that focuses on latest circumstances involving knowledge breaches, the federal TCPA, FDCPA, and FCRA, state-law litigation and extra. Plenary classes beginning Monday supply updates on the MBA’s advocacy efforts in Washington, key traits in fair-lending regulation enforcement and different company actions, and a luncheon tackle by Damon Smith, common counsel for the U.S. Housing and City Growth Division. For the complete agenda, go to https://bit.ly/3hiC35q
Monday, Sept. 13
8:30 a.m. – A U.S. banking regulator on Monday will proceed with a civil trial in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in opposition to three former Wells Fargo executives over the financial institution’s unauthorized account scandal. Claudia Russ Anderson, the financial institution’s former neighborhood financial institution group danger officer, David Julian, its former chief auditor, and Paul McLinko, its former govt audit director are preventing the Workplace of the Comptroller of the Foreign money’s 2020 try to levy multimillion greenback fines on every of them for his or her alleged roles within the scandal.
The case is Within the Matter of Tolstedt et al., U.S. Division of the Treasury, Workplace of the Comptroller of the Foreign money, No. 20-001. For the OCC: Jason Friedman. For Anderson: Doug Kelley of Kelley, Wolter & Scott. For McLinko: Timothy Crudo of Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass. For Julian: Tim Perla of WilmerHale.
9:30 a.m. – The Nationwide Affiliation of Federally-Insured Credit score Unions opens its three-day 2021 Congressional Caucus with a Q&A session between NAFCU President Dan Berger and political commentator James Carville, masking the state of the trade, congressional gridlock, and “navigating a 50-50 Senate.” Morning classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will function greater than a dozen audio system from the Biden Administration and Congress, together with Performing FHFA Director Sandra Thompson; Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH); U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Rating Member of Home Monetary Companies Committee. Attendees will meet with lawmakers on the Hill on Monday and Tuesday afternoon. For particulars, go to https://www.nafcu.org/caucus
Wednesday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. – The 2nd U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals will hear arguments over a possible class motion filed by buyers within the 2018 HelbizCoin Preliminary Coin Provide, who sued final yr for breach of contract, conversion, and violation of New York state legal guidelines banning misleading acts and practices after the corporate sought to redeem their shares for a microscopic fraction of the ICO worth and destroy the Ethereum blockchain contract to which the cryptocurrency was connected. U.S. District Choose Louis Stanton in Manhattan dismissed the grievance in January for failure to state a declare, discovering that HelbizCoin was clearly a safety that was not traded on any U.S. change, and for which the ICO expressly barred funding by any “U.S. citizen, resident or inexperienced card holder.” The buyers argue that Stanton abused his discretion by not permitting them to amend the grievance, and by dismissing the state-law claims, which they are saying had been correctly earlier than the courtroom below the Class Motion Equity Act.
The case is Ryan Barron et al. v. Helbiz Inc. et al., 2nd U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals No. 21-278. For Barron et al.: Michael Kanovitz of Loevy & Loevy. For Helbiz et al.: Robert Heim of Tarter, Krinsky & Drogin.
12 midday (ET) – Bryan Klein of Waymaker LLP introduces the American Bar Affiliation’s Blockchain & Digital Foreign money Nationwide (Digital) Institute 2021, a half-day program with panel discussions on 4 rising points. Jai Massari of Davis Polk moderates Panel I, “What the Future Holds for NFTs.” Panel II, “The Coming Dominance of Stablecoins,” is led by Meghan Spillane of Goodwin Procter, adopted by Stephen Wink of Latham, moderating “Key Enforcement Actions.” Marco Santori of Kraken wraps up the session with “The DeFi Revolution,” a take a look at the implications of the rising reputation of decentralized finance platforms. For extra data, go to https://bit.ly/3z4PUCI
2 p.m. – Stefan He Qin, the 24-year-old Australian crypto hedge fund founder who pleaded responsible in February to 1 legal depend of securities fraud, faces sentencing by U.S. District Choose Valerie Caproni in federal courtroom in Manhattan. Prosecutors alleged that Qin used the $90 million Virgil Sigma Fund “as his personal piggy financial institution” and ran it in a “brazen” and “Ponzi-like trend” by way of December 2020, when he tried to cowl investor demand by stealing $1.7 million from a second fund, VQR Multistrategy. The only depend carries a most 20-year time period; nevertheless, in recognition of Qin’s voluntary return to the U.S., his responsible plea, and his vital cooperation with the receiver appointed to find and get well belongings of Virgil Sigma and VQR, the federal government on Sept. 1 really helpful a time period of 96 months (8 years) and a forfeiture order of $54.8 million.
The case is USA v. Qin, U.S. District Courtroom for the Southern District of New York No. 21-cr-00075. For the U.S.: U.S. Lawyer Audrey Strauss and AUSA Daniel Tracer. For Qin: Sean Hecker and Louis Fisher of Kaplan Hecker & Fink.
Thursday, Sept. 16
8:30 a.m. (CT) – The College of Texas at Austin Faculty of Regulation goes digital for its fifty fifth Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute, a two-day convention providing 14 hours of CLE on actual property lending, business finance, title points and ethics. Along with updates on Texas circumstances, laws, and regulation, the institute addresses a number of areas of nationwide concern, together with congressional and administration priorities affecting mortgage counsel; updates on enforcement priorities on the CFPB, FHFA, the Home Monetary Companies Committee, and Senate Banking Committee; an summary of latest developments within the transition away from the London Interbank Supplied Charges (LIBOR) for variable price loans; rising dangers in fraud detection; chapter points affecting business leases, and extra. CLE credit score is pre-approved for Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania, and could also be out there for different states. For particulars, together with the complete agenda, go to https://utcle.org/conferences/ML21
(Further reporting by Jody Godoy)
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