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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Transparency & Accountability - Legal Matters

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The FDIC supports compliance with applicable laws and regulations, safe and sound operation of FDIC-insured depository institutions, resolution of financially troubled and insolvent institutions, the insurance of depository institutions, and FDIC-related litigation. This webpage provides information for certain legal activities undertaken by the FDIC.

For further information regarding any legal activities, please contact

Proposed Rules/Comments/Final Rules from
FDIC Federal Register Citations
January 1, 2017 - September 28, 2018
Year Proposed
Comments Final
2018 7 32 12
2017 5 164 6

For more information: Federal Register Citations.

FOIA Requests Received, Processed, and Pending
Fiscal Year Requests Pending as of the Start of Fiscal Year Requests Received in the Fiscal Year Requests Processed in the Fiscal Year Requests Pending as of the End of the Fiscal Year
FY 2017
22 440 442 20

Federal agencies are required to respond to a FOIA request within 20 business days, unless there are unusual circumstances.
The average time to process a simple request to the FDIC was 8.93 days.
For more information: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Service Center.

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Comment on Pending Rules

Comment or view comments on pending, completed, or final rules proposed by the FDIC via Federal Register Citations.

Laws & Regulations

Appeals of Assessment or Supervisory Determinations

Appeals process for insured depository institutions supervised by the FDIC to review material supervisory determinations and for FDIC depository institutions to review assessment determinations.

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FDIC Board Matters

Information on meetings held by the FDIC Board of Directors, including results of all open meetings.

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FDIC Law, Regulations & Related Acts

A compilation of banking-related material, including information from other agencies. Updated bimonthly.

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Enforcement Decisions & Orders

The formal actions against financial institutions that are regulated by the FDIC or against their affiliated parties, including final orders and notices of changes.

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Professional Liability Lawsuits

In its receivership capacity, the FDIC may sue professionals who caused losses to a failed financial institution.

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