Gibson Dunn Discusses U.S. Banking Regulation of Confidential Supervisory Information

One of the thornier areas of law for U.S.-regulated banks and their holding companies is that regarding confidential supervisory information (CSI). U.S. regulators treat bank examination reports and related correspondence and materials, which are often the most useful sources of information about a financial institution, as the regulators’ own property, with parties subject to severe penalties for disclosing such information without prior regulatory approval.[1] Receiving approval is often a time-consuming process that may frustrate corporate transaction and litigation deadlines. In addition, each of the federal regulators – the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), the … Read more