Transparency & Accountability - Legal Matters
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. To serve criminal subpoenas on FDIC receiverships, email CriminalSubpoenasReceivers@FDIC.gov
For further information regarding any legal activities, please contact Legal@fdic.gov.
For more information: Federal Register Citations.
|Fiscal Year (FY) 1||Requests Pending as of the Start of FY||Requests Received in the FY||Requests Processed in the FY||Requests Pending as of the End of FY|
Statutory mandate: 20 days to process a FOIA request.
The average response time for all processed perfected simple requests was 9.95 days in 2018.
1 Fiscal Year (FY) covers October 1st of the prior year through September 30th of the year indicated on the respective row.
For more information: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Service Center.
|Timeframe||Consent and Cease & Desist Orders||Civil Money Penalty Orders||Removal and Prohibition Orders||Orders for Restitution|
These are the most frequently issued types of formal enforcement actions. Every order issued or notice of charges filed can be found here: Enforcement Decisions and Orders
Additional information on prior years’ enforcement actions may be found in the FDIC's Annual Reports.
|Year||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR)||Interim Final Rule (IFR)||Final Rule|
1All EGRRCPA (S. 2155) Rulemakings were finalized and adopted by the FDIC Board in either 2018 or 2019.
2The combined number of IFRs and NPRs is 15. However, at the final rule stage, certain related NPRs were combined, resulting in a final rule total of 13. In particular, the NPRs on HVCRE Treatment of Land Development Loans and HVCRE/ADC, and the NPRs on Tailoring Capital and Liquidity Rules for Large Banking Organizations (Domestic Banks) and Tailoring Capital and Liquidity Rules for Large Banking Organizations (Foreign Banks), were combined.
For more information on the proposed and final rules and related documents for the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: EGRRCPA (S. 2155) Rulemakings.
Comment or view comments on pending, completed, or final rules proposed by the FDIC via Federal Register Citations.
Appeals process for insured depository institutions supervised by the FDIC to review material supervisory determinations and for FDIC depository institutions to review assessment determinations.
Information on meetings held by the FDIC Board of Directors, including results of all open meetings.
A compilation of banking-related material, including information from other agencies. Updated bimonthly.
The formal actions against financial institutions that are regulated by the FDIC or against their affiliated parties, including final orders and notices of changes.
In its receivership capacity, the FDIC may sue professionals who caused losses to a failed financial institution.