In the News

John Podvin in Cyber Attacks: The Three Most Important Steps a Board Can Take

Bank Director asked legal experts to address a question that is top-of-mind in bank boardrooms lately: cyber security. What really is the role of the board in overseeing this potential threat? Big banks are getting hit with denial-of-service attacks that are taking down their web sites for hours. Even smaller banks are getting reports of constant attempts to hijack their online security. It seems time to address that question. >>

John Podvin in Will the New Rules on Compensation Risk Really Help?

Following up on Bank Director’s Bank Executive & Board Compensation conference last week, we asked attorneys for their opinions on the latest rules on compensation risk and whether they really found them necessary or helpful. In a word? No. Although the exact impact remains to be seen, many feel that these new rules will actually hurt more than they help. >>

John Podvin in Dallas Business Journal: Lawyers Say Dodd-Frank's Full Impact on Banks Still Unknown

The law that banks fear the most is the one they understand the least, Texas banking lawyers say, as regulators still have not written a multitude of rules born in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. >>

Recent Publications

American Bankers Association Bank Compliance Magazine Guest Article: Responding to Examination Findings

Amid the industry's efforts to emerge from the global financial crisis, banks now encounter a new era in examination management. This era is marked by continuing regulatory uncertainty, economic instability, and heightened expectations from prudential regulators. >>

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