Why the CME Fines are Rising

Why the CME Fines are Rising

Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry talked to Reuters regarding the CME’s new rules, including the change in fines. The owner of the Chicago Board of Trade, New York Mercantile Exchange and other markets is preparing to increase the top monetary penalty to $5 million per offense from $1 million starting on Dec. 14, according to

The Impact of The Consumer Review Fairness Act

The Impact of The Consumer Review Fairness Act

Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry was contacted by NCRSilver.com to discuss the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (the “Act”), also known as the “Yelp Law.” Perry commented that “the FTC will be the main watchdog in this area and will likely draft guidance and rules on the details regarding these prohibitions and the extent companies can

Fiscal Year 2016 CFTC Enforcement Results

Fiscal Year 2016 CFTC Enforcement Results

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released its annual 2016 CFTC enforcement results. Here is a list of “high-impact” cases: • Two first-of-their kind actions charging employees of companies with misappropriating and trading using material non-public information in breach of their duties to hold such information confidential. This trading, done to benefit the defendants’ personal

Kennyhertz Perry named “Best Securities Law Firm” by Investor Review Magazine

Kennyhertz Perry named “Best Securities Law Firm” by Investor Review Magazine

United Kingdom, 2016 – Investor Review Magazine have announced the winners of the 2016 Fund Elite Awards, and have named Kennyhertz Perry, LLC “Best Securities Law Firm.”

The health of the fund industry is a true test of the overall health of the financial markets, and despite strong challenges over the past 12 months the sector has been growing steadily.

Therefore, we have created the 2016 Fund Elite Awards to showcase the talent, dedication and experience of those behind some of the greatest funds in the market, which have overcome many obstacles to achieve strong returns for investors despite the market struggles.

Braden Perry Discusses Email Discretion with Ragan.com

Braden Perry Discusses Email Discretion with Ragan.com

Kennyhertz Perry Partner Braden Perry was recently interviewed by Ragan.com about the timely issue of email discretion. Perry, a cybersecurity attorney who trains companies in email usage and emerging technological topics, provided the following advice: Communicate what you need to communicate, and only that. Leave sarcasm and jokes for the water cooler.

“You should always think that any email you write could be published on page one for all to read,” he says. “Ask yourself: Is it necessary to write? Or can I call and provide the same information?”

As a former federal enforcement attorney, Perry knows the dangers of errant emails. Frequently, an email would be the smoking gun necessary for prosecution.

Cybersecurity Experts Needed on the Board

Cybersecurity Experts Needed on the Board

Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry spoke with TechTarget recently regarding the importance of cybersecurity experts on your Board. “Many boards are filled with very sophisticated business people who are not sophisticated in areas of information technology and security. Information security has become a real issue and a void most boards have,” Perry said. As a

Braden Perry Discusses MedSec Holdings and Muddy Waters Capital with FedScoop

Braden Perry Discusses MedSec Holdings and Muddy Waters Capital with FedScoop

Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry was contacted recently by FedScoop.com to discuss the actions of MedSec Holdings, a cybersecurity firm who privately performed security penetration tests on St. Jude Medical’s devices, but then proceeded to partner with a short-seller rather than directly notify the medical device maker. “This disrupted the market and potentially put people at harm by

Kennyhertz Perry Named Best Securities Law Firm

Kennyhertz Perry Named Best Securities Law Firm

Investor Review Magazine have announced the winners of the 2016 Single Manager Awards and have named Kennyhertz Perry as the Best Securities Law Firm.

As diversification becomes the investment industry watchword many single manager funds are being overlooked, despite the numerous advantages including reduced fees, elimination of netting risk and the focus on specific investments or strategies, which can be useful for those looking to invest exclusively in one type of product eg. ethical investments.

Expert Witness Services

In today’s complex litigation, the need for a financial or regulatory expert is becoming increasing more frequent. Former CFTC Senior Trial Attorney Braden Perry and former Kansas Securities Commissioner Marc Wilson have both been retained as an expert witnesses in the area of commodity and securities regulation. Mr. Perry has the unique tripartite experience of

FCPA Due Diligence

Companies can now avoid FCPA prosecution by instituting an effective, functioning compliance program. Routine FCPA Due Diligence is a critical component in maintaining a FCPA compliance program. Experienced, and attuned to details, Kennyhertz Perry’s investigations are unparalleled in quality, exceeding FCPA’s standards. Partnering with Kennyhertz Perry will provide you with the transparency your company needs to stay

Government Enforcement Attorneys

Kennyhertz Perry’s Government Enforcement attorneys represents individual and corporate clients faced with the increased use of criminal enforcement to address business practices, particularly as they relate to financial issues. Mr. Perry brings his enforcement experience as well as his substantial prior experience in white collar criminal defense practice, and as a firm, we represent corporate clients

Commodity, Futures, and Derivatives Law

Kennyhertz Perry advises clients on a wide range of commodities and derivatives regulatory matters.  Kennyhertz Perry has experience in all types of derivative transactions and design structures to meet clients’ specific trading, financial and/or credit needs.  The roots of the practice are in the commodities markets, where Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry spent time as