NEWS AND PRESS

  • As of January 2015, Jim Sivon and Katie Wechsler, serve as co-editors of Thomson Reuter's FinTech Law Report. January, 2015

  • Ray Natter wrote an article for the American Banker's Bank Think on remittances. Remittances provide a lifeline for many post-conflict nations. However, the new CFPB requirements may make it hard, if not possible for regulated companies to provide remittance services for war torn areas. Read More. October, 2013

  • Ray Natter's study of the new remittance regulation on the flow of funds to post-conflict nations will be published in a report issued this month by the Boston University Center for Finance, Law and Policy, and the Pardee Center. The study explains that the regulatory requirements will be difficult if not possible to comply with in connection with remittances sent to many countries dealing with post-conflict instability, facing on-going armed struggles. The agreement can be found here. October, 2013

  • Barnett Sivon & Natter has obtained a copy of the interagency agreement between FHFA and CFPB on funding, developing and maintaining a National Mortgage Database. According to the agreement, FHFA and CFPB intend to use the Database to monitor and regulate the mortgage and housing sector, assist independent research, support supervisory and enforcement mandates, and publish reports. The agreement can be found here. December, 2012

  • Barnett Sivon & Natter, P.C. is ranked one of the top law firms in banking and finance by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell in its list of Top Rated Lawyers. October, 2012

  • Ray Natter opines on the legislative history of the ability to repay and qualified mortgage provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act in Bloomberg BNA's Banking Report., May 22, 2012
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  • Ray Natter wrote an article for the American Banker's Think Bank online on the legislative history of the ability to pay and qualified mortgage provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, May 1, 2012
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  • Morton Rosenberg joined the firm in an "Of Counsel" capacity, October, 2011

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • In April 2015, Bob Barnett along with Zach Luck of Squire Patton Boggs recently presented to a large company's compliance division on CFPB examinations. If you are interested in this presentation, please contact Katie Wechsler: kwechsler@barnett-sivon.com. August, 2015

  • Ray Natter was an invited speaker on March 31, 2014 at Building on 150 Years: The Future of National Banking, the sesquicentennial celebration of the establishment of a national currency, a national banking system, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The conference is sponsored by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy, January, 2014

RECENT LEGAL ANALYSES

  • Jim Sivon and Katie Wechsler co-authored an article in Thomson Reuter's FinTech Law Report on CFPB's no-action letter policy. The article includes suggested modifications to make the policy more useful for financial services firms and the consumers of financial services: Little Action in CFPB's No-Action Letter Policy. April, 2016

  • Jim Sivon and Katie Wechsler, along with Aaron Klein and other experts, co-authored a book published by Thomson Reuters, titled Understanding FINTECH and Banking Law: A Practical Guide. In the book, we examine the current state and application of banking law and regulation to financial technology. August, 2015

  • Mort Rosenberg and Ray Natter have authored an article questioning the constitutionality of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, August, 2014

  • The members of Barnett Sivon & Natter put together this comprehensive comparison chart on the pending housing finance legislation in the House and Senate. The chart looks at the PATH Act, the Corker-Warner GSE bill, and the Johnson-Crapo FHA bill, August, 2013

  • Jim Sivon presented this paper, which analyzes The Financial Service Roundtable's Housing Policy Council proposed plan for replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at a Hamline University School of Law symposium on “Reforming the Secondary Mortgage Market". The paper was later published in the Hamline Law Review, October, 2012

  • Ray Natter and Katie Wechsler authored an article that will be published in the Virginia Law and Business Review in Fall 2012. It is now available on the SSRN website, May 1, 2012 Read More >>

  • Ray Natter's article explaining the Federal Reserve's proposed regulation defining the term "Qualified Mortgage" was published in the BNA Banking Report, May 17, 2011 Read More >>

  • "Viewpoint: Brace for Higher Capital Charges for Money Market Funds", an article by Ray Natter in American Banker, December 2010 Read More >>

  • "Viewpoint: Get Level with Capital", an article by Ray Natter in American Banker, October 2010 Read More >>

  • Jim Sivon co-authored a report with Greg Wilson on systemic risk implementation with recommendations to the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research, prepared for The Financial Services Roundtable's Anthony T. Cluff Fund, September 2010 Read More >>

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