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December 2018

Litigation and Other Legal Matters

This publication is part of:

Collection: Comptroller's Handbook

Series: Safety and Soundness

Category: Management


This booklet addresses how pending or potential litigation or other legal matters can pose significant risks to banks. It discusses risk management practices and regulatory requirements regarding litigation and other legal matters.


This booklet applies to the OCC's supervision of national banks and federal savings associations. References to national banks in this booklet also generally apply to federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations. Refer to 12 USC 3102(b) and the "Federal Branches and Agencies Supervision" booklet of the Comptroller's Handbook for more information.