On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its plans for increased scrutiny of the cryptocurrency market with the creation of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) to pursue criminal investigations and actions against cryptocurrency misuse. The NCET will focus on “crimes committed by virtual currency exchanges, mixing and tumbling services, and money laundering infrastructure actors” and will also aid in the tracing and recovery of assets lost to ransomware payments and other fraud and extortion.

Revelstoke Capital Partners has announced it has exited its investment in Carrus.

Carrus, based in Lehi, Utah, provides healthcare learning content, continuing education and certification management. Founded in 1992, the company states it has provided education to more than 100,000 healthcare professionals.

Revelstoke Capital Partners, based in Denver, focuses on investing in the

On October 6, 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new Civil Fraud Cyber Initiative to “combine the department’s expertise in civil fraud enforcement, government procurement and cybersecurity to combat new and emerging cyber threats to the security of sensitive information and critical systems.”

Where we left off:  In our Mid-Year Check-In blogpost, we noted that progress in the development and readiness of some credit sensitive interest rate indices (e.g., Bloomberg’s BSBY, IBA’s Bank Yield Index and American Financial Exchange’s AMERIBOR) seemed to spark some urgency in the development of SOFR’s forward-looking term rate in Q2, including the ARRC’s selection of CME Group as administrator for Term SOFR, and the CFTC’s SOFR First Initiative to encourage primary market swaps dealers to quote USD swaps at SOFR.  Those efforts culminated in the ARRC’s formal recommendation of Term SOFR for use in the bank loan market on July 29, 2021.

Wellspring Capital Management has acquired Pentec Health, according to a news release.

Pentec Health, based in Glen Mills, Pa., is a provider of compounded sterile medications. The company’s formulations are used for administration in dialysis centers as well as providing in-home targeted drug delivery through nursing services and complex pharmaceutical products to patients

This week in Washington: Reconciliation delayed; short-term debt ceiling fix passed.

Congress

Reconciliation Update
Votes on both the reconciliation package and the infrastructure bill were delayed last week after Democratic party divisions threatened the needed consensus. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated the most he would support spending on a reconciliation package is $1.5 trillion. The

How to provide financial services to limited-English proficiency (“LEP”) consumers has become a pressing legal issue. Both federal and state laws provide requirements and limitations regarding translations of financial documents. Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) published a comprehensive statement encouraging financial institutions to provide services to LEP consumers. The CFPB also took enforcement action against a company for, among other things, deceptively marketing to Spanish-speaking consumers. Following the trend to protect LEP consumers, a new Nevada law, effective October 1, 2021, makes it a deceptive practice to not  provide translations for certain financial contracts, agreements and disclosures (“Nevada Law”).

Under the Nevada Law, enacted as Assembly Bill No. 359, any person, who in the course of business, advertises and negotiates certain transactions in a language other than English must provide a translation of the contract or agreement that results from the advertising and negotiations. The translation must include every term and condition of the contract or agreement.

On Sept. 17, the U.S. Department of Justice released the results of its 2021 Healthcare Takedown — an annual announcement aggregating months of investigations and indictments across the country involving fraud in the healthcare and life sciences industries.

Read on for details and analysis of criminal charges against 138 defendants, including 42 medical professionals, related

WindRose Health Investors has announced it has completed the sale of Vital Decisions to Evolent Health.

Vital Decisions, based in Edison, N.J., is a provider of technology-enabled advance care-planning services. Founded in 2006, the company provides collaborative decision making and advance care-planning support for members of a health plan’s population through a suite of