Financial Institutions

  • 13 Davenport Evans Lawyers Top Ranked by Chambers USA 2018

    May 14, 2018 dehs
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    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP has been named a Top Ranked Leading Firm by Chambers USA in all four categories ranked in South Dakota: Corporate/Commercial Law, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate. Click here to find a roster of ranked Davenport Evans lawyers.

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  • Banking Seminar Covers Cybersecurity, Complexities of Today’s Bank

    April 30, 2018 dehs
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    Thank you to all who joined us for the 12th Annual Davenport Evans Banking Seminar, Friday, April 27, at The Country Club of Sioux Falls, formerly Westward Ho. Guest speakers included Chad Knutson, President of SBS CyberSecurity, Chris Prendergast of Click Rain and a regulator panel. Davenport Evans lawyers presented on digital compliance, third party vendor contracts, Chapter 12 Bankruptcy, workplace harassment, the CFPB under Mulvaney and breach readiness.

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  • Can Your Bank Compete with Amazon?

    April 24, 2018 dehs
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    Remember the good old days when Amazon was a sleepy online used book seller? According to a Bloomberg report, Amazon is in initial talks with JPMorgan Chase and Capital One surrounding a private label checking account program. Davenport Evans lawyer Keith Gauer examines the implications for today’s banks.

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  • A Pound of Cure: How to Respond to a Loss of Customer Information

    February 28, 2018 dehs
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    Information security is a top priority for financial institutions, with significant amounts of time and money being spent to ensure that customer information is protected.  Despite these efforts, the combination of hacker advances and employee errors continues to result in unauthorized release of customer information.  A well-developed incident response program, including an incident response team, can minimize the negative repercussions of a breach. Davenport Evans lawyer Dixie Hieb explains.

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  • What is a Charging Order: Transforming a Judgment Into Cash

    December 13, 2017 dehs
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    In a perfect world, the defendant against whom a judgment is obtained pays the judgment off and the plaintiff receives full satisfaction.  In the real world, it often takes time and hard work to transform a judgment into money. Davenport Evans lawyer Vince M. Roche explains.

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  • Perfecting Security Interests in Agricultural Assets

    November 21, 2017 dehs
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    Personal property used to secure loans to farmers generally falls into one of three categories:  equipment, livestock, or crops.  The means for perfecting a security interest in each of these types of collateral can vary. Davenport Evans lawyer Robert E. Hayes explains.

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  • 16 Davenport Evans Lawyers Listed by Best Lawyers® 2018

    November 08, 2017 dehs

    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD is pleased to announce that 16 Davenport Evans lawyers were listed in Best Lawyers® 2018, in 23 different practice areas. Click here for attorneys and practice areas.

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  • U.S. News and Best Lawyers Name Davenport Evans to “Best Law Firms” 2018

    November 08, 2017 dehs

    Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP was named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms for the Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Area as a Tier 1 firm in 12 practice areas. 16 Davenport Evans lawyers were recognized earlier this year as individuals by Best Lawyers, in a total of 23 different areas of law.

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  • Senate Votes to Repeal Arbitration Rule

    October 25, 2017 dehs
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    The Arbitration Agreements Rule promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is one step closer to being extinguished. On October 24, 2017, the Senate joined the House in voting to overturn the Arbitration Rule. The joint resolution now proceeds to President Trump for signature.

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  • CFPB Says Payday Loans Out, Alternative Data Underwriting In?

    October 12, 2017 dehs
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    The CFPB recently announced regulations that will strictly limit, if not eliminate, traditional payday lending in the United States.  However, the CFPB also published a “No-Action” letter to a fintech company validating the use alternative data in underwriting models to expand the scope of credit available to typically underserved consumers. Davenport Evans lawyer Keith Gauer explains.

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