Rene is an associate in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice.

On March 10, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation closed Silicon Valley Bank and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as its receiver. Silicon Valley Bank had 17 branches in California and Massachusetts. The FDIC transferred all deposits and assets of the former bank to a newly created, full-service FDIC-operated bridge bank

In the second segment of our four-part Crypto Year in Review series, Rene McNulty, Carlin McCrory, and Ethan Ostroff discuss the Federal Reserve and its research and experimentation on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), examining the steps that the Fed took toward potential CBDC implementation. Our panelists also review recent crypto-related regulatory developments at the

On December 21, 2022, outgoing Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced legislation entitled the Stablecoin TRUST Act of 2022 that would establish the first-ever federal regulatory framework for payment stablecoins. In the press release announcing the proposed legislation, Senator Toomey stated that he “put forward a regulatory model that won’t undermine competition by favoring entrenched incumbents