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SunTrust Agrees to $1 Billion Agreement over Mortgage Loan and Foreclosure Abuses

SunTrust Agrees to $1 Billion Agreement over Mortgage Loan and Foreclosure Abuses The US Department of Justice announced this week that the DOJ, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 49 state attorneys general and the attorney general of Washington DC have reached a $968…>read more

No Comment June 19, 2014

Sallie Mae Settles with DOJ for $60 Million over Student Loans to Servicemen

Sallie Mae Settles with DOJ for $60 Million over Student Loans to Servicemen The federal government’s first lawsuit under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was settled as soon as it was filed and a milestone in justice over student loans established within a few hours and without much ado. First, the DOJ…>read more

No Comment May 14, 2014

Top DOJ Official and FCPA Lawyer Laurence Urgenson Joins Mayer Brown

Top DOJ Official and FCPA Lawyer Laurence Urgenson Joins Mayer Brown Laurence Urgenson, who is one of the most respected FCPA lawyers in the country and has formerly served in different capacities at the US Department of Justice, including being its Chief of the Fraud Section for Criminal Division, has joined…>read more

No Comment March 26, 2014

Apple Loses Bid to Block Antitrust Monitor

Apple Loses Bid to Block Antitrust Monitor The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Apple’s latest bid to block the e-books antitrust monitor, but clarified the limitations on the powers of the monitor Michael Bromwich. The court said that Bromwich may continue to examine Apple’s…>read more

No Comment February 11, 2014

Department of Justice Closes Samsung’s Investigation over Patent Abuses

Department of Justice Closes Samsung’s Investigation over Patent Abuses The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has announced the closing of its investigation into Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd over its use of its portfolio of standards-essential patents. The investigation was into allegations raised in the Apple-Samsung patents war where Apple…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Expands Rights of Same-Sex Married Couples

Attorney General Eric Holder Expands Rights of Same-Sex Married Couples Attorney General Eric Holder announced widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to bring the rights of legally married same-sex couples at par with legally married heterosexual couples. The changes were unveiled by Holder in a speech at New York…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Expands Financial Crime Office

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Expands Financial Crime Office   New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is making moves to the financial crimes bureau so as to include “financial wrongdoing.” Fans of financial oversight will be overjoyed at the prospect of the expanding office. Ranting and angry critics of the banking…>read more

No Comment January 22, 2014

Utah Gay Marriages Drama Takes New Turn – Feds Will Recognize Them

Utah Gay Marriages Drama Takes New Turn – Feds Will Recognize Them Despite a federal judge striking down Utah’s gay marriage ban, and the state government appealing the order asking for a stay, and despite the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the temporary blocking of the federal judge’s order made by the appeals…>read more

No Comment January 12, 2014

Department of Justice Hard Hit by Government Shutdown

Department of Justice Hard Hit by Government Shutdown On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder sent an email to DOJ employees stating, “I am mindful of how difficult this shutdown is on you, the Department’s hard-working employees.” Describing the government shutdown as “unnecessary and harmful,” Holder promised to keep…>read more

No Comment October 3, 2013

New Lawyer Nominated to Serve as Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Division of U.S. Department of Justice

New Lawyer Nominated to Serve as Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Division of U.S. Department of Justice Leslie Caldwell was nominated today to serve as assistant attorney general for the criminal division in the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner and former white collar defense lawyer. Caldwell fills Lanny Breuer’s…>read more

No Comment September 18, 2013

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Capital Markets Counsel 3 Attorney
USA-NC-Charlotte

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, is seeking an experienced capital markets Attorney to join its Law Department in its Charlotte, NC office. The individual selected...