Review of Banking & Financial Law

The Review is the country’s leading scholarly banking and financial law journal. It is prepared under the auspices of the Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law of the Boston University School of Law. Edited by law students, the Review publishes articles written by professors, attorneys and other professionals, as well as student notes and comments. The scope of the Review is broad, covering topics such as banking, securities, financial services, administrative, and general corporate law issues. We welcome scholarly work exploring the general subject matter of financial institutions, including financial products and markets.

Volume 36: Spring 2017

September 24th, 2017 in Capital Markets, Compliance, Corporate, Judicial Decisions, Legislative Developments, Regulatory Enforcement, Rulemaking, Securities Exchanges.

ISSUE II – SPRING 2017

DEVELOPMENT ARTICLES

Daniel DeConinck, Overstock Completes First Public Stock Issuance Using Blockchain, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 416 (2017).

Merric Kaufman, “Lions Hunting Zebras”: The Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal and its Aftermath, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 434 (2017).

Taylor H. Gorman, SEC Staff Interpretations on Foreign Private Issuers, Regulation S, and Rule 144A, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 453 (2017).

Emily M. Henderson, Gone in a Snap: Snap Inc.’s IPO, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 477 (2017).

Steven Brouillard, Basel III Reforms: Analysis and Potential Impact on U.S. Banks, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 498 (2017).

Aly FranciniNew M&A Antitrust Siren: Health Insurance, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 515 (2017).

Stephen HealyFederal Reserve Adopts New Bailout Rule, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 531 (2017).

Natalie M. Jersak, “Can You Buy Me Now?”: The Erratic Closing of the Verizon-Yahoo Merger, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 544 (2017).

Emily Humbert, Hackers Access Nonpublic Law Firm Documents: Outsider Trading and its Implications, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 556 (2017).

Geoffrey Gardner, Expected Changes in SEC Regulatory Policy under President Trump’s Administration, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 580 (2017).

Nisha K. Sundra Rajoo, Reform of the Dodd-Frank Act and its Implications, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 595 (2017).

Jonathan Assia, Can the SEC Hold onto its Home Court Advantage? An Analysis of the SEC’s Administrative Court, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 610 (2017).

John Ayers-Mann, The U.S. Chamber Opposes the Federal Reserve Board’s New Commodity Rule, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 621 (2017).

Rahim IbrahimTax Reform under the Trump Administration, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 635 (2017).

Catherine Gallagher FauverThe Long Journey to “Adequate”: Wells Fargo’s Resolution Plan, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 647 (2017).

SYMPOSIUM

The Law of FinTech, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 663 (2017).

ARTICLES

John L. Douglas & Reuben Grinberg, Old Wine in New Bottles: Bank Investments in FinTech Companies, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 667 (2017).

Angela WalchThe Path of The Blockchain Lexicon (and the Law), 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 713 (2017).

Wulf A. KaalDynamic Regulation via Contingent Capital, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 767 (2017).

David K. SuskaReappraising Dodd-Franks Living Will Regime, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 779 (2017).

Wulf A. Kaal & Bentley J. Anderson, Unconstrained Mutual Funds and Retail Investor Protection, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 817 (2017).

Christopher K. Odinet Roederick C. White, Sr.Regulating Debt Collection, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 869 (2017).

NOTES

Michael Sherlock, Note, BitCoin: The Case Against Strict Regulation, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 975 (2017).

Congratulations to the RBFL Editors for 2017-2018!

June 14th, 2017 in RBFL Announcements.

Congratulations to the new RBFL Editors for  2017-2018!

Editor in Chief

Jessica Park

Executive Editor for Management

Emily Henderson

Executive Editor for Professional Articles

Ryan Class

Executive Editors for Notes & Comments

Daniel DeConinck

Emily Humbert

Executive Editors for Development Articles

Julia Merton

Harold Primm

Executive Editor for Symposium & Marketing

Kuhu Parasrampuria

Executive Editor for Communications

Natalie Jersak

Editors for Professional Articles and Notes & Comments

John Ayers-Mann

Steven Brouillard

Geoff Gardner

Steve Healy

Daniel Mello

Danielle Simard

Jennifer Villyard

Volume 36: Fall 2016

March 12th, 2017 in Corporate, Financial Crisis, Legislative Developments, Real Estate, Regulatory Enforcement.

INTRODUCTION

Introduction and Table of Contents

ISSUE I – FALL 2016

Development Articles Table of Contents

Kuhu Parasrampuria, SEC’s New Money Market Rules, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 2 (2016).

Daniel Mello, Anti-Inversion Rules, the Pfizer-Allergan Merger, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Challenge, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 16 (2016).

Alyssa Marchetti, Stricter Anti-Money Laundering Rules for Financial Institutions, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 30 (2016).

Roseanna Loring, Brexit: Economic Impact, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 40 (2016).

Julia Merton, Payday Lending and Its Regulation, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 52 (2016).

Matthew Zolnierz, Dual-Listed IPOs, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 65 (2016).

Harold Primm, Regulating the Blockchain Revolution: A Financial Industry Transformation, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 75 (2016).

Erica Santos, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac: Release from Conservatorship, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 92 (2016).

Danielle Simard, Developments in Internal Scrutiny of Data Security as Illustrated by Goldman Sachs’s Unauthorized Use of Confidential Supervisory Information, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 102 (2016).

Jennifer Villyard, New Department of Labor Final Fiduciary Rule’s Impact on the Securities Market, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 114 (2016).

Max Perricone, Circuit Split on the Interpretation of the Elements of Tipper/Tippee Liability in Insider Trading Cases, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 131 (2016).

Natalie Witter, Insider Trading and Newman Applied: Goldman Sachs, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 144 (2016).

Lauren Troeller, Bitcoin and Money Laundering, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 159 (2016).

Shaida Mirmazaheri, How FinTech Firms Provide a New Path to Regulatory Relief for Banks, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 175 (2016).

Jessica Park, CFTC Proposes Amendments to Registration Exemptions for Foreign Persons, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 195 (2016).

ARTICLES

Vincent M. Di Lorenzo, Corporate Wrongdoing: Interactions of Legal Mandates and Corporate Culture, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 207 (2016).

Wulf A. Kaal, Private Fund Investor Due Diligence: Evidence from 1995 to 2015, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 257 (2016).

Dr. Xiaoling Ang & Thomas J. Kearney, Building the CFPB’s Arbitration Archive: A Commentary on Design, Implementation, and Privacy, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 315 (2016).

NOTES

William Simpson, Note, Above Reproach: How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Escapes Constitutional Checks & Balances, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 343 (2016).

Mark Lipschultz, Note, Merging the Public and Private: The LIHTC Program and A Formula for More Affordable Housing, 36 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 379 (2016).

FinTech Symposium 2017

October 28th, 2016 in Symposium.

Please join us February 27th, 2017 as we bring together leading scholars and industry professionals to discuss key legal issues facing the young FinTech sector. The term “FinTech,” broadly describes financial innovations that utilize both the advanced technologies and the “disruption” mindset of startup companies. However, the financial industry has proven difficult to disrupt, as incumbents hold a huge advantage in their ability to navigate strict financial laws and regulations. Meanwhile, lawmakers themselves are wrestling to make room in the financial sector for young companies, while ensuring consumers are protected and financial crises are avoided. Our four panels of experts will discuss these issues as they pertain to four specific areas of FinTech: (1) Cryptocurrency, (2) Dynamic Regulation, (3) Robo-advising, and (4) Digital Banking.

**REGISTRATION IS FULL** Thank you all for your interest. A video recording of the event will be available for viewing after the symposium takes place.

You may read the articles to be discussed here:

Panel 1: Angela Walch, The Path of the Blockchain Lexicon (and the Law)

Panel 2: Wulf A. Kaal, Dynamic Regulation via Contingent Capital and Blockchain Technology

Panel 3: Tom Baker, Regulating Robo Advice Across the Financial Services Industry

Panel 4: John L. Douglas, Old Wine in New Bottles: Bank Investments in Fintech Companies

Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Monday, February 27th, 2017 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

You may find the full program with speaker bios here: Symposium Program

RBFL 2017 Agenda - FinTech (1) (2)

In partnership with the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy (http://www.bu.edu/bucflp/)

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Congratulations to the 2016-2017 RBFL Editors!

October 6th, 2016 in RBFL Announcements.

Congratulations to new RBFL editors for  2016-2017!

We are confident that you will continue the Review’s tradition of excellence!

Editor-in-Chief

Mary Grace Patterson

Executive Editor for Management

Harrison Freeman

Executive Editor for Professional Articles

Will Simpson

Executive Editor for Notes & Comments

Brittany Cohen

Executive Editor for Symposium

Steven Garza

Executive Editor of Marketing

Koya Choi

Executive Editors for Development Articles

Alexandra Youngblood

Jaime Ma

Executive Editor for Communications

Patrick Gilmartin

Editors for Professional Articles and Notes & Comments

Cristina Jaramillo

Emily Lee

Evan Johnson

Mark Lipshultz

Matthew Freedman

Matthew Schwartz