PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • January 11, 2018

    By Frank Vlossak

    Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have worked toward regulatory reform that includes the review, revision, and repeal of existing regulations, with a focus on rules promulgated by the Obama Administration. Congress has played a key role in this effort, through the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal rules finalized in the waning months of the prior Administration, as well as one rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2017.

    President Trump signed a series of executive orders in the early months of his presidency that are propelling the deregulatory efforts of federal agencies. These executive orders: set a cap limiting regulations in Fiscal Year 2017 to zero net cost; provide agencies with a framework for limiting new regulations and identifying existing rules to repeal or revise; direct review and revision or repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule issued by the Obama Administration; and require review and reform of energy and climate-related regulations.

     

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Denis Dwyer
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Denis Dwyer became a Principal of Williams & Jensen in March 2002. He specializes in Federal and state legislative, public policy, and government marketing and procurement issues.

Professional background

Mr. Dwyer has a record of significant Federal funding accomplishments in areas of economic development, transportation, education, infrastructure, defense, and environmental matters. He also has substantial experience in assisting clients in the marketing of products and services to Federal, state, and local government agencies. In recent years, he has been successful in securing various Federal appropriations and authorizations on behalf of clients.

Prior to joining Williams & Jensen, Mr. Dwyer was a Principal and the Director of Legislation and Federal Affairs at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, from 1992 until March 2002. In December 2000, Influence Online named Mr. Dwyer as one of Washington's top four transportation lobbyists. In 1998, Legal Times ranked Mr. Dwyer as one of the "Hottest Appropriations Lobbyists" in Washington, D.C.

Previously, Mr. Dwyer held the office of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the McNair Group, Inc., a government affairs and business consulting subsidiary of the McNair Law Firm. He also succeeded, over an eight-year period, to the same capacity at the Railway Progress Institute, the international trade association of the railroad and rail rapid transit manufacturing and supplier industry.

Throughout his career, Mr. Dwyer has been involved in the completion of state and Federal environmental impact statements affecting public facilities. He also has assisted state and local governments and major corporations in planning and executing Federal and state legislative, regulatory, and marketing strategies.

In addition to serving Williams & Jensen clients, Mr. Dwyer is the founder and former member of the Board of Directors of Operation Lifesavers, Inc., a former Committee member of the Transportation Research Board and a former sub committee member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Education

  • Gettysburg College, B.A., 1978 


Not licensed to practice law.

PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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    Read More
  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • January 11, 2018

    By Frank Vlossak

    Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have worked toward regulatory reform that includes the review, revision, and repeal of existing regulations, with a focus on rules promulgated by the Obama Administration. Congress has played a key role in this effort, through the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal rules finalized in the waning months of the prior Administration, as well as one rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2017.

    President Trump signed a series of executive orders in the early months of his presidency that are propelling the deregulatory efforts of federal agencies. These executive orders: set a cap limiting regulations in Fiscal Year 2017 to zero net cost; provide agencies with a framework for limiting new regulations and identifying existing rules to repeal or revise; direct review and revision or repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule issued by the Obama Administration; and require review and reform of energy and climate-related regulations.

     

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