Presidential Directives to the Financial Industry: The Start of Regulation Roll-back?

Lauren Capitini

February 16, 2017

On February 3, 2017, President Trump issued two directives affecting the U.S. financial industry:  A “Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule” and an Executive Order addressing “Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System.”  These directives, though broad and general in nature, may be the first indication that the new administration is taking a…

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Should Community Banks Separate the Roles of CEO and Chairman?

John Knight

February 2, 2017

Recent events at Wells Fargo led to an amendment of its bylaws requiring the separation of the CEO and Chairman roles, and these events are also driving the current discussion calling for the separation of the CEO and Chairman roles at other big banks.  The concern appears to be that a conflict of interest may…

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Welcome to The Banking Lawyer

John Knight

January 26, 2017

Welcome to The Banking Lawyer blog.  We are pleased to take advantage of this opportunity to communicate timely, relevant and practical information to our bank clients.  For over 40 years, Boardman & Clark’s banking lawyers have worked hand-in-hand with community bankers in Wisconsin and beyond to provide comprehensive and pragmatic legal advice.  Our ten-member Banking…

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