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White & Case LLP

SEC Insider Trading Charges Against Equifax Insider Highlight Need for Proper Policies and Procedures Related to Cybersecurity and...

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On June 28, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") charged Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu, a former software engineering manager at Equifax, with insider trading, alleging1 that Bonthu traded on confidential information...more

Alston & Bird

SEC Prioritizes Data Security and Expects More Mature Cybersecurity Programs

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Investment advisers and broker-dealers can expect more scrutiny of their data security from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response and Investment Management, Trading & Markets teams...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: Expanding Relief under Smaller Reporting Company, Reg A+ and Rule 701, SEC...

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During the previous quarter, the SEC acted to expand the number of companies that may rely on the “smaller reporting company” scaled disclosure regime and Congress directed revisions to the Regulation A+ and Rule 701...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

The Clock is Ticking!: The Types of Cyber Security Disclosures Required by the Securities and Exchange Commission

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “voted unanimously to approve a statement and interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and...more

Michael Volkov

Drawing Legal Lines in Cryptocurrency Regulation: The Importance of Decentralization

by Michael Volkov on

The cryptocurrency market is exciting to watch. Based on the revolutionary blockchain distributed ledger system, cryptocurrencies have exploded on the marketplace. As with any new “gold rush” to hit a market, cryptocurrency...more

Perkins Coie

SEC Requests Comment on Bitcoin Futures ETFs

by Perkins Coie on

Updates: Yet again, the SEC instituted proceedings on April 5, 2018 to determine whether it will approve or disapprove a proposal by Cboe BZX Exchange on behalf of GraniteShares Bitcoin ETF and GraniteShares Short Bitcoin ETF...more

Dechert LLP

SEC Issues ETF Rule Proposal

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Yesterday (June 28, 2018), at an open meeting of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (Meeting), the SEC unanimously voted to issue a proposed rule and form amendments (Proposal) that would allow certain...more

White & Case LLP

Building a sustainable battery supply chain: Is blockchain the solution? Supply chains are inherently complex. They lack...

by White & Case LLP on

The electric vehicle (EV) has arrived. With it comes a vast opportunity, but also a major challenge: how to build an ethical and sustainable supply chain—a necessity driven by the consumer rather than the regulator. The...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Cryptocurrency Industry Insiders Eager for Regulatory Clarity, Foley Survey Finds

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A decade into the cryptocurrency revolution, the digital currency’s future is awash with questions from regulation and enforcement to exactly what type of asset they are to the impact of volatility in market values....more

Dechert LLP

US Blockchain Enforcement and Litigation Update: Government enforcement and private litigation drive important developments in...

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With soaring cryptocurrency prices attracting significant new investment in late 2017, U.S. regulators sought to fill the statutory void by exercising jurisdiction over a variety of digital assets. That trend continued in the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

You Might Be an Inside Trader If…You Trade on Your Unconfirmed Suspicions of a Cybersecurity Event Prior to Its Public Revelation...

Earlier this year, the SEC released cybersecurity guidance addressing, among other things, the risk of insider trading in the event of a data breach. This risk comes in multiple forms, including the intruders trading on...more

Goodwin

Financial Services Weekly Roundup - June 2018 #3

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Editor's Note - Differing Priorities? On June 14, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, addressing his priorities for the Office of the...more

Locke Lord LLP

SEC Announces Cryptocurrency Ether Is Not a Security – Uncertainty Still Remains

by Locke Lord LLP on

On June 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchanges Commission (“SEC”) marked a paradigm shift in the way that cryptocurrencies, protocol tokens, and other block-chain based digital assets (“Crypto Assets”) are being described or...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The Ever-Evolving Cryptocurrency Legal Landscape

The market for cryptocurrencies and the current wave of initial coin offerings (ICOs) that seek to raise capital for blockchain-based projects have enjoyed a swell of popularity in recent years. U.S. regulatory agencies and...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

SEC Director Hinman’s Remarks Confirm that Ether and Bitcoin Are Not Securities

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On June 14, 2018, speaking at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: Crypto event in San Francisco, William Hinman, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, made news when he definitively stated that neither...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Top SEC Official Says Ethereum Not a Security, and Gives Long-Awaited Guidance to Coin Promoters

Yesterday, a senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official announced that Ethereum will not be regulated as a security – at least not in its “present state.” The statement was part of a broader speech made...more

Stinson Leonard Street - Dodd-Frank and the...

SEC Official Explains When Tokens and Coins are Securities

William Hinman, Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance, gave his personal views on when tokens and coins, which he referred to as digital assets, are securities and when they are not....more

Moskowitz LLP

Government Regulation of Cryptocurrency

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Governments throughout the world have begun developing regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges. In this post, we will provide an overview of how various U.S. government agencies view cryptocurrencies and what they are doing...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

International Law Bulletin - Vol. 22, No. 5

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE - Data Privacy - EU: The European Union (EU) brought into force the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 25, 2018 significantly enhancing the right of an individual to...more

Proskauer -  Blockchain and the Law

Another SEC Enforcement Action against Allegedly Fraudulent ICO

On May 29, the SEC announced that it had secured injunctive relief halting an allegedly “ongoing fraud” involving an unregistered, non-exempt ICO that raised as much as $21 million in cryptoassets. The SEC’s complaint...more

McDermott Will & Emery

US Regulators Use Carrots and Sticks to Encourage Good Conduct in ICOs and Cryptocurrency Investment Products

by McDermott Will & Emery on

US state and federal regulators recently offered carrots to guide market actors toward better behavior and are using the stick of enforcement actions to discourage fraud in ICOs and other cryptocurrency-related offerings....more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Fintech Developments: FTC, FDIC, OCC and More

Fintech developments continue to unfold, with ongoing workshops and forums, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. remarks from its chair, another dismissal in the challenge to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC)...more

Michael Volkov

Sunshine, Disinfectant and SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Michael Volkov on

The fundamental principle of SEC’s market regulation is the power of sunshine, transparency and disclosure. In other words, the SEC seeks to ensure that companies disclose important information to the public so that...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

Anti-corruption & international risk developments

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Alex Rene, co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s anti-corruption / international risk practice and managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, discusses recent FCPA enforcement activity as well as international risk...more

Holland & Hart LLP

SEC Issues First Ever Enforcement Action For Failure to Disclose a Data Breach, Obtaining $35 Million Penalty

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on April 24, 2018 that Yahoo! (now known as Altaba, Inc.) agreed to pay a $35 million civil penalty to resolve claims that it failed to appropriately and timely disclose...more

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