Category: Legislative Developments

Insider Trading by Members of Congress

BY: Tyler Bial, RBFL Student Editor With the ever-increasing polarization of American politics, both sides of the aisle have amplified their calls to restrict congressional insider trading in recent years. While Congress passed the STOCK Act in 2012 as an attempt to combat congressional insider trading, the STOCK Act is widely regarded as a failed […]

Regulatory Landscape in Wyoming and Wyoming’s Leadership in Cryptocurrency

BY: Melissa Pereira, RBFL Student Editor Cryptocurrency (“Crypto”) financial technology may be the future of transacting. However, there are regulatory obstacles to overcome before widespread adoption and usage can be achieved. My developmental article extensively discusses these regulatory obstacles, the need for a clear regulatory framework of crypto, Wyoming’s leadership in implementing crypto-friendly regulation, as […]

The United States’ Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regime in a Post-COVID World

BY: Margaux Arntson, RBFL Student Editor The COVID-19 pandemic (“pandemic”, “COVID-19”) and countries’ responsive containment measures brought shockwaves to the world, especially to worldwide supply and demand. The pandemic disrupted global production networks, leaving many countries’ economies in turmoil. This environment presented opportunistic buyers with the chance to acquire or invest in foreign sectors and […]

Can Executive Compensation Lead to More Corporate Diversity?

BY: Isha Kumar, RBFL Student Editor Firms often tie executive compensation to corporate social responsibility goals such as increased diversity, energy efficiency, employee wellbeing and product safety. [1] Recently, since 2020, large companies such as Nike, Starbucks and McDonald’s have begun to incentivize executives to achieve diversity hiring goals by increasing executive compensation if these […]

Student Blog: Big Tech and Financial Service – The Keep Big Tech out of Finance Act

by Daniel McCarthy, RBFL Student Editor               On July 15, 2019, the House Financial Services Committee introduced the “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” Bill. This Bill, if enacted, would have a few major impacts on the financial services industry. First, the Bill would prohibit technology companies that have an annual global revenue of […]

Volume 37: Fall 2017

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 […]

Volume 36: Spring 2017

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, […]

Volume 36: Fall 2016

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 […]

Freedom of Information Act

In October of 2012, the United States Justice Department announced that it would pursue litigation against Bank of America for allegedly “selling thousands of toxic mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”[1] Also in late October of 2012, the Associated Press reported that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will begin supervising debt collectors […]