General Counsel
Tw Li

January 12, 2021

Protections Extended

COVID-19 Update: Governor Cuomo Extends Residential Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

OFAC Authorizes Certain Transactions Involving Communist Chinese Military Companies

OFAC authorized certain transactions that involve the publicly traded securities of an entity whose name "closely matches" that of a Communist Chinese military company previously identified by Executive Order.

ISDA Highlights Potential of ESG-Related Derivatives in Sustainable Finance

Nihal Patel

Commentary by Nihal Patel

In a new paper, ISDA described "product structures and transaction types that comprise the universe of environmental, social and governance-related derivatives."

SEC Awards $1.1 Million to Whistleblowers

Lex Urban

Commentary by Lex Urban

The SEC awarded a total of $1.1 million to five whistleblowers for providing original information that led to three separate successful enforcement actions.

ICI Reviews 2020 Accomplishments

In a 2020 annual report, the Investment Company Institute highlighted the association's engagement on pandemic-related matters, regulatory reform of U.S.-registered funds’ use of derivatives and strengthening cybersecurity and anti-fraud protections.

Bank Settles DOJ and SEC Charges for FCPA Violations

A bank settled DOJ and SEC charges for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in connection with its use of third-party intermediaries, business development consultants and finders.

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Reg. Tracker: January 1 to January 15

Reg. Tracker: January 1 to January 15

The Cabinet Regulatory Tracker is a list of effective dates, compliance dates, comment deadlines and expiration dates.