Benjamin Lawsky

  • Mike Bloomberg


    Deal Judge: The Dumbness of Forex, Scalia, and Hizzoner

    Ed. note: This is a new weekly column by Elie Mystal, Managing Editor of Above the Law Redline, wrapping up the week that was in law and finance. Elie is not a practicing attorney, and anything he says that you listen to can and will be used against you. Issue #1: The $4.3 billion chat […]

    / Nov 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM
  • Banks

    Benjamin Lawsky Shows The Limeys How It’s Done

    Let a financial wrongdoer off scot-free? That wouldn’t be good for New York Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky’s future political career, and so it is not how New York Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky operates. Now, unlike certain lazy, weak-willed, tea-drinking regulators, Benjamin Lawsky can’t put anyone in jail. But that doesn’t mean he’s going […]

    / Sep 30, 2014 at 3:30 PM
  • Banks

    Standard Chartered-N.Y. Regulator Relationship On The Mend

    Last time Standard Chartered had a little run-in with Benjamin Lawsky—you know, for money laundering for the ayatollahs—it walked away $340 million lighter. It also promised to pay some extra attention to the kinds of things that Benjamin Lawsky might want it to pay attention to. And it has! Just, not to the extent that […]

    / Aug 19, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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    PricewaterhouseCoopers Will Pay $25 Million For Acting Like Law-Abiding Sleazebags

    The firm, which is accused of lacking the objectivity and integrity expected of consultants but not actually breaking the law, agreed to pay the fine and accept the two-year sidelining of its regulatory consulting unit. PricewaterhouseCoopers appeared to have had little choice: Mr. Lawsky’s office, which has the authority under a little-known New York law […]

    / Aug 18, 2014 at 3:57 PM
  • News

    The Bitcoin Bugle: The Race is On

    To regulate a certain sullied sort-of currency (or commodity?), that is.

    / Mar 13, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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    Phil Falcone Gets An Extra Couple Years To Devote His Energies Entirely To LightSquared

    Back in 2009, hedge fund manager Phil Falcone came up with an idea considered genius only if you take an elastic view of securities laws, which Falcone certainly did (does?). Upon being notified by his personal accountants that he owed the government more than $100 million in state and federal taxes, and turning down the […]

    / Oct 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM
  • News

    Benjamin Lawsky Isn’t Through With Bank Consultants Just Yet

    That $10 million fine he slapped on Deloitte for doing shoddy work may be only the beginning, of both a crackdown on consultants and, even more likely, a run for state comptroller/attorney general/governor/president/city comptroller (the latter if there should be a hiccup in the former path).

    / Sep 13, 2013 at 4:26 PM
  • News

    Benjamin Lawsky: Online Lenders Are Over The Line

    This is not ‘Nam. This is banking. There are rules.

    / Aug 7, 2013 at 10:26 AM
  • News

    Perusal Of Dusty Old Law Book Pays Off For N.Y. Regulator

    Bank consulting is a cushy, lucrative business, what with all of the handsome fees and the total lack of supervision to ensure that you are doing your job well. Or at all. Unfortunately for those of you who work in New York, Benjamin Lawsky has discovered a 121-year-old law that basically lets him put you […]

    / Jun 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM

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