Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Regulations: New Opportunities, New Risks

Production Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Communications Law
Seth W. Goettelman
Scott M. Andersen
Harvey Kesner
David G. Adams


About Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

KSN has positioned itself to be a strategic financial technology (FinTech) legal advisor. Our law firm provides counsel on a spectrum business issues, including: regulatory compliance, corporate formation/ structuring, coin/token sales, securities, commodities, and virtual currency laws. KSN is staffed by more than thirty attorneys and a diverse team of legal assistants, paralegals, and administrative staff.


About Andersen PC

The firm also provides advice to broker-dealers, investment advisers, funding platforms and Title III funding portals, hedge funds and issuers of securities to ensure compliance with the federal securities laws and the standards required by the SEC, FINRA and the state securities regulators, including when raising capital over the internet under the JOBS Act.    In addition, the firm provides compliance advice concerning anti-money laundering (AML); the preparation of written supervisory procedures, including supervisory control procedures; independent testing, identifying weaknesses or vulnerabilities, and improving compliance programs; registration; compliance with new rules; meeting fiduciary duty standards and managing conflicts of interests; advertising, including social media; safe harbors and exemptions under the federal securities laws; the appropriateness and legality of certain compensation, fees, commissions and/or other charges; due diligence for offerings or products, including the sale of complex products to retail investors; and accredited investor verification.

In addition, for select engagements, the Firm represents broker-dealers and registered representatives in FINRA securities arbitration matters.


About Darisolutions

Mr. Kesner founded Darisolutions in 2018 in order to assist companies pursuing digital asset, blockchain and cryptocurrency projects.  Recognizing issues in this rapidly evolving arena is essential for new and established businesses.  For the past three years, he has assisted publicly traded and start-up organizations facing formation, regulatory, disclosure and structuring issues.


About Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance LLP is a full-service firm with a global platform that allows it to combine top-quality Americas expertise with leading practices across jurisdictions worldwide, including key financial centers. Working from offices in New York and Washington, DC and São Paulo, our lawyers focus on capital markets; corporate and M&A; banking and finance; real estate; tax, pensions and employment; and litigation and dispute resolution.

We are recognized as a leading adviser to the global financial sector and provide multidisciplinary transactional and regulatory advice to established and emerging participants in fintech. Along with demonstrated leadership in both the financial and technology sectors, we leverage strong relationships with regulators to develop practical, innovative solutions for clients that are shaping these converging worlds.