Keith Noreika Joins Patomak Global Partners

Patomak Global Partners today announced former acting Comptroller of the Currency and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Partner Keith Noreika joined the firm to head its Banking Supervision and Regulation Group. “We are thrilled to add…

Randy Kroszner Discusses What to Expect from the Fed during the FOMC Meeting

Randy Kroszner, Chicago Booth School Deputy Dean for Executive Programs, Professor of Economics, and Former Federal Reserve Board Governor, discusses what to expect from the fed during the FOMC meeting next week. Kroszner says that the fed needs…

Bloomberg TV: Patomak’s Robert Greene Talks About Potential Financial Impacts of U.S. Sanctions on Russia

Patomak Global Partners' Vice President and Chief of Staff Robert Greene joined Bloomberg Markets Asia TV on February 28, 2022, to talk about the implications of disconnecting Russian banks from SWIFT and recent U.S. sanctions, as well as what…

Crypto Regulatory Issues are in the Spotlight in 2022; Patomak and Invariant Host a Webinar to Talk About What to Expect in the Coming Year

2022 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the “digital assets” industry. As Capitol Hill and the regulatory agencies prepare to lay the groundwork for an active year, Patomak Global Partners and Invariant hosted a webinar on February 9,…

New Digital Asset Regulatory Questions Call for “Doing the Hard Work”

Outgoing Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) Commissioner Dawn Stump recently issued a challenge to her fellow commissioners to move past simply enforcing the CFTC’s rules as they exist and to do the hard work of setting…

Crypto Policy Consensus On Capitol Hill Elusive in 2022, But Regulator Action Looms

Even though there’s no policy consensus for cryptocurrency regulation as 2022 kicks off, the cryptocurrency community’s engagement with policymakers in 2021 had a positive effect in Washington.

RealVision: Interview with Paul Atkins

Patomak Global Partners' Chief Executive Paul Atkins sits down with RealVision for an exclusive interview to discuss what a statement from banking regulators that includes the phrase “legally permissible” could mean for banks and the crypto…

RealClearMarkets: A Federal Power Grab Over the Future of Stablecoins

The President’s Working Group Report on Stablecoins is an important first step for federal regulators to develop a regulatory approach. Unfortunately, the report is a slap in the face to state regulators as it ignores their years of regulatory experience.

A New Approach for the CFPB: Mortgage Servicers and Enforcement Actions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has increased its focus on mortgage servicers. Mortgage servicing intersects two CFPB priority areas: COVID-19 relief and discrimination enforcement. Mortgage servicers should be prepared for a significant increase in the CFPB’s regulatory activity.

SPAC Outlook Cloudy But the Need for Excellent Disclosure Is Clear

While there is plenty of uncertainty about the specific future of the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) industry, it is clear that the industry is on the radar in Washington policy circles.