Mr. Lewin is an associate in Davis Polk's Financial Institutions Group. [Full Bio]

The Federal Reserve’s recent updates to its regulations on confidential supervisory information and availability of information under the Freedom of Information Act include several meaningful modifications to adapt these rules for the digital age of emails, data rooms and slide decks and the modern organizational structure and operations of banking
Continue Reading 10 Key Takeaways from the Federal Reserve’s Final Rule on CSI and FOIA

The Federal Reserve announced on May 11 a revised term sheet and FAQs for its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), which will provide up to $500 billion of direct support to states and local governments to help them manage cash flow stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Relative to
Continue Reading Fed Announces Pricing for Municipal Liquidity Facility

The Federal Reserve announced on April 27 the expansion of its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), which will provide up to $500 billion of direct support to states and local governments to help them manage cash flow stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Key features of the MLF as
Continue Reading Fed Expands Support for Municipal Funding Markets

The Federal Reserve announced on April 9 the creation of the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), which will provide up to $500 billion of direct support to states and local governments to help them manage cash flow stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Indirect support to states and local
Continue Reading Fed Moves to Shore up Municipal Funding Markets

The Federal Reserve yesterday announced the opening of the registration process, and issued registration instructions and revised FAQs, for its Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020, expanded on March 23, 2020 and further detailed in initial FAQs on March 25, 2020. 
Continue Reading Fed Opens Registration Process for Commercial Paper Funding Facility

The Federal Reserve has issued updated FAQs regarding its money market mutual fund liquidity facility (MMLF), modifying the FAQs issued on March 21.

For more information on the MMLF, please see our memorandum and blog post describing the original MMLF announced on March 18, our blog post describing
Continue Reading Fed Updates FAQs for the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility

The Federal Reserve has issued FAQs providing more information about its Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020 and expanded on March 23, 2020 as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  The FAQs provide additional details on how the CPFF will work,
Continue Reading Fed Issues FAQs for Commercial Paper Funding Facility

The Federal Reserve announced a further expansion of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF), originally announced on March 18, 2020 and expanded on March 20, 2020, as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  Under the further expanded MMLF, additional securities are eligible as collateral.
Continue Reading Fed Further Expands Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility to Include Municipal Variable Rate Demand Notes and Bank CDs

The Federal Reserve announced an expansion of the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020 as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  Under the expanded CPFF, “eligible issuers” now include municipal issuers—which had been excluded in the 2008 version of the CPFF—and
Continue Reading Fed Expands Commercial Paper Funding Facility to Cover Municipal Issuers and Decrease Pricing

The Federal Reserve has created a new secured liquidity facility, called the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), designed to restore liquidity to the asset-backed securities (ABS) market.  TALF represents a continuation of the Federal Reserve’s use of its “unusual and exigent” powers to help provide
Continue Reading Fed Establishes a Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility