DBA Digest for December 23, 2022

Business Writing & Grammar Courses

Virtual Live: January 11, 2023, and January 25, 2023

Business Writing Workshop

January 11, 2023

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$199 per person for members

($249 for non-members)

Register Online

Workshop Objectives: After attending this course, participants will benefit from an increased ability to: 

  • Identify varied audiences and purposes for writing;
  • Polish rough edges of their writing style in paragraphs, sentences, words, and format;
  • Write more effective documents; and,
  • Apply course concepts to their actual writing samples.

Taking the “Grr” Out of Grammar

January 25, 2023

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$99 per person for members

($149 for non-members)

Register Online

Workshop Objectives: This course helps participants:


  • Analyze why correct documents are so important;
  • Identify the errors that tarnish a writer’s image;
  • Learn practical, current grammar and punctuation rules;
  • Practice correcting grammar glitches and punctuation pitfalls; and,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rules through a pre- and post-quiz.

2023 Teach Children to Save Day - We're Looking for Former Students and Bank Volunteers!

Save the date for the 2023 Teach Children to Save Day: April 24th through 28th. 2023 will mark the 25th annual Teach Children to Save Day event in Delaware. To help celebrate, we're looking for former Delaware elementary school students who participated back in 1998. We're also looking for any bankers who may have taught that first year. Please email Greg Koseluk if you were a student or teacher that first year.

Registration for banker volunteers will open in early February. Teaching is fun and easy! Complete materials and video training are provided, too!

Teach Children to Save Day educates elementary school students on the importance of developing personal savings habits to build a financially independent future. Over the years, Delaware’s bankers have taught an important lesson on saving to approximately 250,000 kids.

Immediate Past President of Richards, Layton & Finger, Doneene Damon, Named Chief Diversity Director

Doneene Keemer Damon, Immediate Past President and a director of Richards, Layton & Finger, will now serve as the law firm’s Chief Diversity Director, effective immediately. In her new role, Doneene will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, including through the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Diversity and Inclusion Network, the Women’s Initiative, and the Wellness Initiative.

“Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been at Richards, Layton & Finger from the start,” said Richards Layton President, Lisa Schmidt. “As Chief Diversity Director, Doneene will continue to focus on broadening and deepening our DE&I strategy,” she continued.

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Morris Nichols Associates Admitted to Practice in Delaware

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is thrilled to announce ten lawyers associated with the firm were admitted to the Delaware bar today.“We applaud this group of new attorneys on this momentous day in their careers,” said Morris Nichols partner Jason Russell, chair of the firm’s recruiting committee.

Morris Nichols associates admitted in December 2022 cover the firm’s core practice areas.

Alternative Entity Counseling/Commercial Transactions:

  • Catherine Long
  • Jonathan S. Rhone

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:

  • Evanthea (Evie) Hammer
  • Michael Ingrassia

Corporate & Commercial Litigation:

  • Emily C. Friedman
  • Alec Hoeschel
  • Grant E. Michl

Corporate Counseling:

  • Grace E. Venit

Intellectual Property Litigation:

  • Joseph (Ben) Yenerall

Trust & Estates/Private Client:

  • Anne Grae Martin

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Troutman Pepper Advisory: FDIC Proposes to Modernize Official Sign and Advertising Requirements for Insured Depository Institutions

On December 13, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released a proposal to modernize the rules governing use of the official FDIC sign and insured depository Institutions' (IDIs) advertising statements — the first update to the FDIC's sign and advertising rules for IDIs since 2006. Given today's technology-rich banking environment, the new proposal updates how deposit customers do business with banks, including through digital and mobile channels, and addresses specific scenarios, which may mislead consumers as to whether deposit insurance protects their funds.

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Greg Koseluk at greg.koseluk@debankers.com