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Online CLE Cryptocurrency 2019 CLE

Cryptocurrency and the SEC’s Jurisdiction: What You Should Know in 2019

Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
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Add to Calendar 09/11/2019 2:00 pm 09/11/2019 5:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Cryptocurrency and the SEC’s Jurisdiction: What You Should Know in 2019 The event starts in an hour. If you have not registered, please go to the link below to sign up today.https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=129268\r\n The emergence of cryptocurrencies created a growing interest to financial institutions because of its good investment opportunity that could drive financial revolution. However, due to its rapid and expanding growth, the cryptocurrency market becomes an avenue for violations and criminal activities. \n \nWith the goal to protect investors from cryptocurrency-based risks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) heightens its crackdown on cryptocurrency market. The increased scrutiny on investigation and compliance on cryptocurrency are expected to create a myriad of compliance challenges and hurdles for companies. Thus, it becomes essential that businesses are updated and well-versed with the emerging regulatory developments as well as critical issues surrounding this topic. They must proactively revisit their practices to ensure compliance and avoid legal liabilities. \n \nListen as a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the regulatory trends and updates in SEC’s examination priority for cryptocurrencies. Speakers will address emerging risk issues and offer best compliance practices in this evolving legal climate.  \n \nThis LIVE Webcast will discuss the following: \n \n \n Intensified Crackdown in the Crypto Market \n Notable Cases \n Emerging Issues and Challenges \n Risk Mitigation Techniques \n Best Compliance Practices \n What Lies Ahead \n \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/cryptocurrency-and-the-secs-jurisdiction/

Online CLE Cryptocurrency 2019

The emergence of cryptocurrencies created a growing interest to financial institutions because of its good investment opportunity that could drive financial revolution. However, due to its rapid and expanding growth, the cryptocurrency market becomes an avenue for violations and criminal activities.

With the goal to protect investors from cryptocurrency-based risks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) heightens its crackdown on cryptocurrency market. The increased scrutiny on investigation and compliance on cryptocurrency are expected to create a myriad of compliance challenges and hurdles for companies. Thus, it becomes essential that businesses are updated and well-versed with the emerging regulatory developments as well as critical issues surrounding this topic. They must proactively revisit their practices to ensure compliance and avoid legal liabilities.

Listen as a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the regulatory trends and updates in SEC’s examination priority for cryptocurrencies. Speakers will address emerging risk issues and offer best compliance practices in this evolving legal climate. 

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

  • Intensified Crackdown in the Crypto Market
  • Notable Cases
  • Emerging Issues and Challenges
  • Risk Mitigation Techniques
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • What Lies Ahead

Agenda

Osvaldo F. Torres, Shareholder
Torres Law
  • Overview of Securities Regulation
  • SEC’s Current Regulation of Crypto-Assets
    • SEC “Framework for ‘Investment Contract’ Analysis of Digital Assets
    • The Four-Prong Howey test
    • SEC’s First No-Action Letters
      • TurnKey Jet Inc.’s
  • Establishing A Coherent Framework for the Regulatory Treatment of Cryptocurrencies
    • Timothy Massad, the former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, report titled “It’s Time to Strengthen the Regulation of Crypto-Assets

Valerie Dahiya, Partner
Perkins Coie LLP

The Basics of Market Structure, how DLT might lend efficiencies, and the central role the SEC will play: 

  • Exchanges
  • Listing standards
  • Broker-Dealers
  • SIPC coverage
  • Issues around custody and control
  • Good control locations
  • Clearing Agencies
  • Central clearing counter-parties
  • Depositories
  • Qualified ETC vendors
  • Confirmation/Affirmation
  • Settlement process
  • Transfer Agents

Igor Voloshin, Associate
Fenwick & West LLP

Who Should Attend

  • Cryptocurrency Companies
  • Securities Lawyers
  • Financial Crime Lawyers and Consultants
  • Fraud Analysts
  • Finance Risk Management Officers
  • Finance Compliance Officers

Online CLE Cryptocurrency 2019

Osvaldo F. Torres, Shareholder
Torres Law
  • Overview of Securities Regulation
  • SEC’s Current Regulation of Crypto-Assets
    • SEC “Framework for ‘Investment Contract’ Analysis of Digital Assets
    • The Four-Prong Howey test
    • SEC’s First No-Action Letters
      • TurnKey Jet Inc.’s
  • Establishing A Coherent Framework for the Regulatory Treatment of Cryptocurrencies
    • Timothy Massad, the former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, report titled “It’s Time to Strengthen the Regulation of Crypto-Assets

Valerie Dahiya, Partner
Perkins Coie LLP

The Basics of Market Structure, how DLT might lend efficiencies, and the central role the SEC will play: 

  • Exchanges
  • Listing standards
  • Broker-Dealers
  • SIPC coverage
  • Issues around custody and control
  • Good control locations
  • Clearing Agencies
  • Central clearing counter-parties
  • Depositories
  • Qualified ETC vendors
  • Confirmation/Affirmation
  • Settlement process
  • Transfer Agents

Igor Voloshin, Associate
Fenwick & West LLP

Online CLE Cryptocurrency 2019

Online CLE Cryptocurrency 2019

Osvaldo F. TorresShareholderTorres Law

Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq., a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, has over 30-years’ experience in complex transactions, including the preparation of offering documents for clients in a variety of industries and segments.  Mr. Torres regularly represents issuers involved in hotel development, multi-family residential, senior living, healthcare, STOs and frequently speaks at conferences on securities issues.  Mr. Torres is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and ranked a Top 15 EB-5 Securities Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine admitted to practice law in New York and Florida.  Mr. Torres has worked as a corporate and securities attorney at several prestigious law firms, including Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York and Greenberg Traurig in Miami, and has served as General Counsel for Telemundo Group and HBO Latin America. 

Online CLE Cryptocurrency 2019

Valerie DahiyaPartnerPerkins Coie LLP

Valerie Dahiya is an authority in broker-dealer law and advises broker-dealer clients on a myriad of regulatory issues.  She also advises clients in the blockchain space that are seeking to register and operate Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) or exchanges to facilitate the trading of security tokens. With over 13 years of regulating at FINRA and the SEC, Valerie has a sophisticated understanding of the federal securities laws, which allows her to provide strategic counsel on the regulatory issues surrounding broker-dealer and exchange operations.

Online CLE Cryptocurrency 2019

Igor VoloshinAssociateFenwick & West LLP

Igor Voloshin concentrates his practice on intellectual property and regulatory matters that support clients in the technology and life sciences industries, and advises clients on how to navigate state and federal licensing and registration regulatory requirements.

Igor has experience with conducting reviews of business compliance at the state and federal level, particularly with BSA/AML guidelines, FinCEN administrative rulings, RESPA-TILA, the FTC Act, general advertising practices and various consumer protection laws. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Igor was an enforcement attorney for the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.

Igor received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Washington.

Online CLE Cryptocurrency 2019

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of securities law

Course Code:
   148221

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Torres Law, P.A., is a South Florida law firm that concentrates on complex corporate and securities law matters.  We have extensive experience in the preparation of offering documents for issuers involved in hotel development, multi-family residential, senior living, healthcare, STOs.  In addition, the firm often serves as outside general counsel to various businesses and handles a multitude of matters including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financings, employment, licensing, distribution, franchising and licensing matters.

Website: http://torreslaw.net/

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to their clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, they provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

Website: http://www.perkinscoie.com/

Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to leading technology and life sciences companies — at every stage of their lifecycle — and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions in areas ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become market leaders.

Website: https://www.fenwick.com/

Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq., a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, has over 30-years’ experience in complex transactions, including the preparation of offering documents for clients in a variety of industries and segments.  Mr. Torres regularly represents issuers involved in hotel development, multi-family residential, senior living, healthcare, STOs and frequently speaks at conferences on securities issues.  Mr. Torres is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and ranked a Top 15 EB-5 Securities Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine admitted to practice law in New York and Florida.  Mr. Torres has worked as a corporate and securities attorney at several prestigious law firms, including Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York and Greenberg Traurig in Miami, and has served as General Counsel for Telemundo Group and HBO Latin America. 

Valerie Dahiya is an authority in broker-dealer law and advises broker-dealer clients on a myriad of regulatory issues.  She also advises clients in the blockchain space that are seeking to register and operate Alternative Trading Systems (ATS) or exchanges to facilitate the trading of security tokens. With over 13 years of regulating at FINRA and the SEC, Valerie has a sophisticated understanding of the federal securities laws, which allows her to provide strategic counsel on the regulatory issues surrounding broker-dealer and exchange operations.

Igor Voloshin concentrates his practice on intellectual property and regulatory matters that support clients in the technology and life sciences industries, and advises clients on how to navigate state and federal licensing and registration regulatory requirements.

Igor has experience with conducting reviews of business compliance at the state and federal level, particularly with BSA/AML guidelines, FinCEN administrative rulings, RESPA-TILA, the FTC Act, general advertising practices and various consumer protection laws. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Igor was an enforcement attorney for the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.

Igor received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Washington.

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