CFTC Awards More Than $2 Million to Whistleblower

CFTC Awards More Than $2 Million to Whistleblower

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced a whistleblower award totaling more than $2 million to be paid to an individual whistleblower. The CFTC granted the whistleblower’s award application for both a CFTC action and a related action brought by another federal regulator. CFTC’s Whistleblower Program was created under Section 748 of the Dodd-Frank Wall

Arthur Chaykin Speaks at Kansas City SCORE Chapter Workshop

Arthur Chaykin Speaks at Kansas City SCORE Chapter Workshop

Kennyhertz Perry attorney Arthur Chaykin presented a class on “Legal Basics for Business” at the Kauffman Foundation & Conference Center on February 21, 2019 to about 30 business owners enrolled in the SCORE program. Arthur and the participants discussed topics such as choosing an appropriate business entity, leveraging business contracts, risk management and insurance, and intellectual

CFTC Announces 2019 Examination Priorities – A First for the Commission

CFTC Announces 2019 Examination Priorities – A First for the Commission

For the first time, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced 2019 Examination Priorities for registrants of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO), Division of Swap Dealer & Intermediary Oversight (DSIO), and Division of Clearing & Risk (DCR). DMO’s Compliance Branch’s 2019 Examination Priorities include: (1) cryptocurrency surveillance practices (2) surveillance for disruptive trading; (3)

KENNYHERTZ PERRY ATTORNEY JEFF DONOHO FEATURED IN KANSAS CITY STAR ARTICLE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

KENNYHERTZ PERRY ATTORNEY JEFF DONOHO FEATURED IN KANSAS CITY STAR ARTICLE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Kennyhertz Perry Attorney Jeff Donoho was recently featured in Kansas City Star article on the booming business of Medical Marijuana in Missouri. The article noted that as the state publishes regulations, business owners will need help interpreting them, which will drive demand for lawyers. “Obviously this is one of the most highly regulated industries that

IP Branding Rights for the Cannabis Businesses Industry

IP Branding  Rights for the Cannabis Businesses Industry

The United States is a Federation, which means that our States have a certain degree of independent authority. Many states have legalized cannabis for medicinal or recreational use, but the U.S. Government’s continues to view marijuana as an illegal substance. This creates distinct and challenging problems for the cannabis industry.           One area of concern

Providing Financial Services for Missouri Marijuana-Related Businesses: Navigating the Complex Landscape

Providing Financial Services for Missouri Marijuana-Related Businesses: Navigating the Complex Landscape

Nearly two-thirds of America’s states, including Missouri, have legalized marijuana for certain uses, but the federal government still classifies marijuana as a “Schedule 1” drug, on a par with heroin. This presents an interesting problem for financial institutions: technically, financial transactions involving marijuana-related businesses (“MRBs”) would involve funds derived from illegal activity. Taking money from

FBI Cyber Division Warns of Targeting Audio and Visual Communication Devices on Business Networks

FBI Cyber Division Warns of Targeting Audio and Visual Communication Devices on Business Networks

Private Industry Notification (PIN) 20190102-001 was being distributed to make private sector partners aware of the exploitation of audio visual communication devices on networks to identify vulnerabilities which could later be used to gain access and unlawfully acquire information about the organization. The alert was released as TLP: Green and the details, including useful information