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Rimon’s John Mussman Appointed Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Financial Institutions Committee

News June 13, 2018
Banking and Financial Services Partner, John Mussman, was appointed 2018-19 Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Financial Institutions Committee. Mr. Mussman represents banks, mortgage lenders, and other financial services providers, focusing on banking and commercial and consumer credit law. He also represents bank affiliates and non-bank

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Ten Questions:  Case Studies for Professional Responsibility

Insight John R. Mussman John R. Mussman · April 26, 2018
On April 25, 2018, John Mussman provided a Professional Responsibility Continuing Legal Education Seminar to The Chicago Bar Association, Financial Institutions Committee.  With his former partner David Mann, Holland & Knight, Mr. Mussman presented 10 Case Studies elucidating issues that banking and other business lawyers may confront

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D.C. Court of Appeals Upholds Constitutionality of CFPB Single-Director Structure

Insight John R. Mussman John R. Mussman · February 01, 2018
On January 31st, the D.C. Circuit ruled that the leadership structure for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau established under the Dodd-Frank Act is consistent with the U.S. Constitution.  That the CFPB is headed by a single individual with a five-year term and can be fired only for cause does not impinge on the President’s

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Complimentary Webinar: The Emerging Patent Landscape — Blockchain Technology

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Rimon’s Patent and FinTech Partner, and Blockchain Patent Chronicle’s author, Marc Kaufman, presented the results of an ongoing study of patent publications related to Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The emerging patent landscape in this space identified the likely players, and told us what technology they are

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Changes in Tax Policy in Europe Will Impact U.S. Companies in the Digital Economy

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · November 26, 2017
The increasingly digital nature of the world economy is changing not only models of commerce, but also how governments seek to tax economic activity that is conducted over the Internet.  How does the government of country Y tax the company that is physically located in country X, sells goods or services in country Y and then declares its

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AT&T’s Multibillion Dollar Purchase of Time Warner Might Fail for Not Involving FCC

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · November 21, 2017
Last year, AT&T proposed an acquisition of Time Warner under which AT&T will acquire Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share. The two parties had structured the deal so that no airwave licenses would be transferred, thus avoiding review by the FCC. However, by avoiding the public scrutiny of

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CFPB Director Cordray Announces Resignation

Insight John R. Mussman John R. Mussman · November 15, 2017
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray has announced his resignation.  Although not unexpected, his move may have far-reaching ramifications on the regulatory landscape in consumer finance and residential lending. You can read more here. John Mussman is a leading banking and financial services

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Arbitration Rule Overturned by Senate Action

Insight John R. Mussman John R. Mussman · November 01, 2017
Rimon Partner John Mussman discusses the Senate’s vote to scuttle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s arbitration rule. The arbitration rule restricted financial service companies from forcing customers into arbitration, made it easier for customers to sue banks and financial firms and arguably would have encouraged class

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Chaos Sparks Corporate Exit from Catalonia

Insight Stephen Díaz Gavin Stephen Díaz Gavin · October 23, 2017
Spain’s central government has now invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to take control from the secessionist-oriented government in the region of Catalonia.  The executive of the Catalonian regional government will be replaced, the regional police and finances will be controlled from Madrid and regional elections will be

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Recording of Live Webinar: Buyer Beware – Are ICOs For You?

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are financing mechanisms that have become very popular and controversial. In 2017 alone, ICOs have raised over $1.5 Billion. ICOs are offerings of digital tokens that rely on blockchain technology (similar to Bitcoin). The large majority of ICO investors are private individuals. In the fintech space, ICO funding has surpassed

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