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Ulmer Bolsters Chicago Litigation Practice

Ulmer & Berne LLP announced that financial services litigator, Jonathon D. Drews, has joined the firm as an associate in its growing Chicago office. The addition of Drews, who comes to Ulmer from Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, reinforces the firm’s highly-ranked Financial Services & Securities Litigation Practice Group. “Over the…

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FINRA’s Heavy Hand Questioned…By FINRA

From Ulmer’s Broker-Dealer Law Corner Blog By Alan M. Wolper I am on the record, many times, with my belief that, at least in theory, FINRA should never lose any Enforcement cases it files. This is for the simple reason that if FINRA has any genuine doubts about its ability to…

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Top Five Cybersecurity Threats to Real Estate Businesses

The days of hackers targeting only retailers are long gone. With attacks that can misdirect wire transfers and hold computer systems hostage, hackers can successfully target any industry, particularly those that are behind the curve for cybersecurity. That applies to real estate. According to a recent report prepared by KPMG, 50…

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Arbitration Rule Now Effective

Despite initial criticism, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Arbitration Rule became effective on Monday, September 18, 2017. Compliance with the rule will be required March 19, 2018. While companies will have until March 2018 to comply with the Rule, once a rule goes into effect, the only way to…

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Don’t just say your IT system is secure, prove it

In today’s environment, where cybersecurity threats are becoming more and more pervasive, even small healthcare organizations understand that purporting to have comprehensive data privacy and security policies and procedures in place isn’t enough. Business partners want more. Regulators demand more. They want implementation and efficacy. They want to know that…

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