#2 in Financial Fraud Law: He Was Confirmed, and He Has Confirmed an Aggressive Approach for 2014

Let’s get this out right at the beginning: #2 in Financial Fraud Law for the year, according to the Financial Fraud Law Blog , is: #2: Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) was a key part of the...

Do We Need a ‘Truth in Settlements Act’? Two Senators Say Yes

On the heels of J.P.Morgan Chase’s $2.05 billion settlement with federal prosecutors over its oversight of Bernard Madoff’s operations , U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) have introduced bipartisan legislation, the “Truth in Settlements Act,” that they...

Jamie Dimon Got a Big Raise, and Elizabeth Warren Is Very Upset

What does JPMorgan Chase’s $13 billion settlement with the Justice Department have to do with the 74 percent raise it just gave to its CEO, Jamie Dimon? If you are Elizabeth Warren, a lot. The Massachusetts Senator is suggesting that Dimon received his raise for negotiating that settlement,...

This US Official Is Appearing Tonight on Jeopardy! Who is ….?

He is the former Attorney General of Ohio and he now serves as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He tamed Jeopardy! nearly three decades ago as a five time winner, and is back on the show this evening as part of the “Battle of the Decades.” Who is he? And please remember...