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Hilary R. Sledge-Sarnor represents businesses and financial institutions in a range of legal matters. Hilary has over 15 years of experience representing financial institutions, corporate borrowers, funds and fund sponsors in a broad range of syndicated cross-border and domestic financings. Hilary is experienced in a wide range of industries, including technology, fund finance retail and entertainment. She regularly provides counsel on secured transactions and UCC Article 9.

On Jan. 25, 2024, the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Division of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (collectively, the “Agencies”) jointly issued a press

Continue Reading Hawaii’s Money Transmitters Modernization Act Will No Longer Apply to Cryptocurrency Activities

On Oct. 13, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed CA AB39, the Digital Financial Assets Law (DFAL), which is the first comprehensive framework to regulate the digital asset market

Continue Reading California Enacts Digital Assets Licensing Law

On March 10, 2023, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation closed Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, California (SVB) and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver

Continue Reading The 2023 Banking Contagion: Questions & Answers for Insured and Uninsured Depositors, Other Affected Parties

On Feb. 23, 2023, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively

Continue Reading Federal Reserve, FDIC, and OCC Issue 2nd Joint Statement Highlighting Liquidity Risks to Banks Engaged in Crypto-Asset-Related Activities