On September 9, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) released the Model Transmission Modernization Act (model law) in efforts to replace the 50 state-specific money transmitter laws with a nationwide standard. Unless the states adopt the model law, no change will occur to any existing state money transmission laws.

If enacted by the states,

Rhode Island has faced years of scrutiny over its consumer protection laws — or rather lack thereof — prohibiting unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP). Over a dozen years ago, the National Consumer Law Center called out Rhode Island for its state legislature’s failure to correct court decisions from 10+ years prior that interpreted

On September 13, President Biden announced his intent to nominate privacy advocate Alvaro Bedoya to serve as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If confirmed, Bedoya will take the seat currently held by Rohit Chopra, who President Biden has nominated as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), as we

The Department of Justice has loosened restrictions on the use of agency guidance documents to establish violations of underlying legal requirements in enforcement actions and other litigation. According to a memorandum by Attorney General Garland, DOJ attorneys may now “rely on relevant guidance documents in any appropriate and lawful circumstances, including when a guidance document

Over the summer of 2021, we have seen increased attention from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) toward trading in cryptocurrency and other crypto assets. In particular, public comments by SEC Chair Gary Gensler have indicated that the SEC will soon take action against what he has described as the financial “Wild West.”[1]

On July 29, the BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) issued revised guidelines for ads directed to children.

CARU helps companies comply with laws and guidelines that protect children from deceptive or inappropriate advertising and ensure that, in an online environment, children’s data is collected and handled responsibly. When advertising or data collection

The year is 2012, and the biotech you founded has just received FDA approval for a wildly promising product with significant differentiation from other products in its class. You only have 35 employees, but begin to build a lean, incentive-based salesforce to launch your novel commercialization strategy built on a specialty distribution model, high-touch reimbursement

Our Regulatory Oversight Blog has been abuzz with news about the newly galvanized Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission). Besides beginning to flex its antitrust muscle, the FTC is also taking on deceptive trade practices, with its latest target being the deceptive use of the “Made in USA” or “Made in America” labels. On August

On August 17, former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt formally announced he will be running in 2022 for the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, who served as Nevada attorney general from 2006 to 2014.

Laxalt graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University and from Georgetown University Law Center. He

While national anti-human trafficking initiatives, such as the Blue Campaign[1] and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children,[2] are relatively well-known, several state attorneys general have been outspoken leaders in the fight against human trafficking through legislation, initiatives dedicated to public education and awareness, and victim recovery.

Many of these initiatives will