Community round-up: Biden makes SEC nominations, NY Fed GC resigns

US president Joe Biden has nominated candidates to a Democratic and a Republican vacancy at the Securities & Exchange Commission, while the general counsel of the New York Federal Reserve has announced plans to step down.

11 April 2022

CFTC quartet confirmed

The US Senate has confirmed all four of US president Joe Biden’s nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, briefly giving the derivatives regulator a full complement after a lengthy period with only two commissioners.

30 March 2022

A sit-down with Rostin Behnam

Recently confirmed after a year as acting chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Rostin Behnam spoke to the Institute of International Bankers’ annual summit about crypto, climate, diversity, and the challenges of running a commission with only two commissioners.

24 March 2022

Fed nominee Raskin withdraws

Joe Biden’s nominee to be the Federal Reserve’s vice chair for supervision has withdrawn her name from consideration, after a key Democratic senator announced his opposition to her confirmation.

16 March 2022

Heads Up: with Jenny Stainsby at Herbert Smith Freehills

“It’s not something you can do on the side.” Herbert Smith Freehills’ global head of financial services regulatory Jenny Stainsby speaks to GBRR about why financial regulation needs a dedicated practice, monitoring the regulatory waves, and how legal practice is like peeling potatoes.

23 February 2022

Paul Hastings recruits Covington’s securities co-chair

Chris DeCresce, co-chair of Covington & Burling’s securities and capital markets practice, has joined Paul Hastings in New York.

16 February 2022

Have your say – the GBRR user survey

GBRR is calling for feedback on what we’re doing well, and what we can do better.

10 February 2022

Climate and cyber dominate Raskin hearing

Republican senators have attacked Fed nominee Sarah Bloom Raskin at her confirmation hearing before the US Senate Banking Committee, with one calling her “dangerous” for her views on the potential role of financial regulators in managing climate risk.

04 February 2022

Raskin leads new Fed nominations

US president Joe Biden has nominated former Federal Reserve governor Sarah Bloom Raskin, an advocate of an interventionist approach to climate risk, as the central bank’s new vice chair for banking regulation, along with nominees to the two vacant seats on its board.

17 January 2022

Natwest names Linklaters alum as GC

Linklaters’ former firmwide managing partner Gideon Moore has joined Natwest as its general counsel.

12 January 2022

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