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.

September 11th, 2018 in RBFL Announcements.

Congratulations to the new RBFL Editors for  2018-2019!

Editor in Chief

Harrison Kessler

Executive Editor for Management

Helen Huang

Executive Editor for Professional Articles

Morgan Tanafon

Executive Editors for Notes & Comments

Rachel Horzempa

Amy Mills

Executive Editors for Development Articles

Connor Flaherty 

Michael Horowitz

Executive Editor for Symposium & Marketing

Zach Missan

Executive Editor for Communications

Sarah Reeves

Editors for Professional Articles and Notes & Comments

Emily Cousino

Wyndham Hubbard

Daniel Marks

Connor O’Dwyer

Ryan Strassman

Sam Waxenbaum

Volume 37: Fall 2017

April 6th, 2018 in Capital Markets, Compliance, Corporate, Judicial Decisions, Legislative Developments, Regulatory Enforcement, Rulemaking, Securities Exchanges.

ISSUE I – FALL 2017

Development Articles Table of Contents

Helen Huang, Chinese Shadow Banking and Its Impact on the U.S. Economy, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 2 (2017).

Wyndham Hubbard, Understanding the Modern Private Student Loan
Market
, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 18 (2017).

Harrison Kessler, A Lower Dividend for High Asset Federal Reserve
Member Banks
, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 35 (2017).

Daniel Marks, The Dismantling of Dodd-Frank, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 52 (2017).

Ryan McCarthy, The Durbin Amendment: Summary, Impact, and Reform, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 68 (2017).

Zachary Missan, The SEC and Initial Coin Offerings: How Securities Laws Affect ICOs, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 85 (2017).

Joe Muccio, The CFPB Arbitration Rule: The First Step in Regulating Arbitration, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 99 (2017).

Sarah Reeves, CFPB Final Rule on Prepaid Cards, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 114 (2017).

Hannah Rozow, Kokesh v. SEC and Implications for SEC Disgorgement
and Enforcement Actions
, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 128 (2017).

Omed Sharifi, Brexit: Passport Rights & Equivalence, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 138 (2017).

Samantha Silver, Federal Reserve Corporate Governance Proposal and
Its Potential Effects
, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 153 (2017).

Ryan Strassman, Delaware Explicitly Legalizes Corporate Documentation
via Blockchain
, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 166 (2017).

Morgan Tanafon, The Financial CHOICE Act: A Different Path to
Reform
, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 177 (2017).

Sam Waxenbaum, Elimination of LIBOR, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 190 (2017).

ARTICLES

Judge Glock, The Forgotten Visitorial Power: The Origins of Administrative Subpoenas and Modern Regulation, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 205 (2017).

Vijay Sekhon & Ryan Hicks, Preservation of Net Operating Losses of Bank Holding Companies, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 267 (2017).

James Si Zeng, Internal and External Shareholder Liability in the Financial Industry: A Comparative Approach, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 285 (2017).

Cheng-Yun Tsang, The Seven Deadly Sins of the Contemporary Financial System, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 359 (2017).

NOTES

Ryan Class, Note, You Can Go Home Again: Achieving the Goals of HUD’s Reverse Mortgage Program While Protecting Non- Borrower Spouses and Other Heirs, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 413 (2017).

Merric R. Kaufman, Note, Too Small to Succeed?: An Analysis of the Minimal Undue Regulatory Burdens Facing Community Banks in the Post-Dodd Frank Regulatory Environment, and How to Further Minimize Their Burden, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 445 (2017).

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).