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James F. Bauerle
James F. Bauerle is Director of Legal and Business Services of Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch LLC and Chairs its Banking and Bank Regulatory Practice Group. His recent work includes:
- Capital raising transactions for national and state - chartered banks
- Triage and turnaround of two national banks
- Chartering the largest de novo bank in American banking history
- Acquisition of a troubled state bank
- Advising developers of all three of the largest real estate projects in recent Western Pennsylvania history
- Serving two banks, a health insurance company and an equipment leasing company as an officer or director
His work has been used as a case study by federal bank regulators. He has appeared before numerous industry and government groups to address current topics in banking.
A contributing editor of The Banking Law Journal, he also publishes "Bauerle's Bank Notes," a weblog devoted to current financial services topics. Other publications since 2001 include:
- "Capital," The Banking Law Journal (February 2011).
- "Revival," The Banking Law Journal (May 2010).
- "Early Detection of Potential Fraud and Mismanagement," Bank Fraud and IT Security Report (December 2008).
- "Wall Street Needs Better Rules. The focus should be on early detection of potential financial meltdowns," The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 2008).
- "The Day the Dam Broke: Reconstructing Regulation in the Era of Technology-Based Financial Services," The Banking Law Journal (June 2008).
- "Red October Redux: Avoiding Calamity on the High Seas of E-Commerce," Bank Fraud and IT Security Report (January 2008).
- "Fighting Fire with Fire: Technology as Antidote to Excessive Subprime Lending," The Banking Law Journal (September 2007).
- "New Data Security Legislation: Is It the End, or Just the Beginning?" Bank Fraud and IT Security Report (October 2006).
- "Proposed FDIC Identity Theft Regulations May Impact Bank Operators," Bank Fraud and IT Security Report (September 2006).
- "Seeking Via Media: Disruptive Technology and Functional Regulation of Financial Institutions," The Banking Law Journal (September 2006).
- "SPeRS Revisited: Establishing Standards to Assure Enforceable Electronic Financial Transactions," The Banking Law Journal (November/December 2005).
- "Pareto Optimum or Not? Regulating Business Method Patents in Electronic Financial Services," The Banking Law Journal (June 2005). 11. "Opt In, Opt Out: The Optionality of Financial Privacy Legislation," ICFAI Journal of Banking Law (April 2005), reprinted from Bank Fraud and IT Security Report (October 2004)
- "The Emperor’s New Clothes? Benefits and Pitfalls of Pattern Recognition Software in Electronic Financial Services," The Banking Law Journal (July 2004).
- "On Gossamer Wings: Business Method Patents and Operational Risk in Electronic Financial Services," The Banking Law Journal (April 2004).
- "Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Information Security After the FFIEC IT Examination Handbook," The Banking Law Journal (January 2004).
- "Through the Hourglass: What You Need to Know About the New FFIEC IT Security Standards," Bank Security and Fraud Prevention Report (December 2003).
- "Protecting Your Bank's Critical Information System Infrastructure (Reprinted with permission from the Bank Fraud & IT Security Report)," The Disclosure, a publication of Iowa Bankers Association (November 2003).
- "Blue Light, Green Light: Customer Relationship Management Software in Electronic Financial Services," The Banking Law Journal (June 2003).
- "Protecting Bank Information Systems as Critical Infrastructure," Bank Security and Fraud Prevention Report (August 2003).
- "Golden Eye Redux," The Banking Law Journal (March 2003).
- "From Woodstock National to Ebay Nation – Emerging Standards for Electronic Records and Signatures," The Banking Law Journal (January 2003).
- "Unfinished Symphony: Technology-Based Financial Services Three Years After Gramm Leach Bliley," The Banking Law Journal, (October 2002).
- "Headnote: Au Revoir NextCard, Bonjour PayPal," The Banking Law Journal, (June 2002).
- "New Occasions Teach New Duties: Revisiting Technology and Operational Risk," The Banking Law Journal (June 2002).
- "Beam Me Up Scotty: Business Methods Patents as a Transformational Device in Financial Services," The Banking Law Journal (April 2002).
- "Solid Rock or Sinking Sand: Redefining Banking Through Electronic Activities Under Proposed Subpart E," The Banking Law Journal, (February 2002), reprinted in Business Credit (October 2002).
- "Doing Well By Doing Good: Community Reinvestment Act and Technology as Instruments of Economic Justice," The Banking Law Journal (November /December 2001), reprinted in excerpted form, Risk Management Association Website "Feature of the Week," January 7, 2002; www.rmahq.org/News_PR/Features/feat1_07_02.htm.
- "Technology as the Fourth River," Paper Presented to Office of Comptroller of Currency, Pittsburgh Field Office, October 1, 2001. The paper was subsequently circulated to all Assistant Deputy Comptrollers in the OCC.
- " 'Maybe It Is and Maybe It Ain't': Toward an Effective Strategy for Detecting Financial Irregularities in the Information Technology Age," The Banking Law Journal (July/August 2001).
- "Stealing Sheep in the Night: Financial Institution Security in the Digital Age," The Banking Law Journal, (May 2001), reprinted in Bank Security Report, (May 2001).
- "Double Edged Sword: Technology and Operational Risk Under the New Basel Capital Accord," The Banking Law Journal (March 2001), reprinted in Business Credit, (October 2001)
- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
- Pennsylvania Bankers Association
- Greater Pittsburgh Securities Roundtable
- Financial Managers Society of New York and New Jersey
- Comptroller of the Currency, Pittsburgh Field Office