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

Morgan Stanley Fined $10 Million by FINRA for AML Violations

Morgan Stanley Fined $10 Million by FINRA for AML Violations

FINRA fined Morgan Stanly $10 million after finding it failed to properly supervise an anti-money laundering (“AML”) program over five years because of three major issues: First, Morgan Stanley’s automated AML surveillance system failed to receive data from several systems. Second, it failed to devote sufficient resources to review alerts generated by its automated AML surveillance

CFTC Gets Default in $11 Million CPO Fraud Case

CFTC Gets Default in $11 Million CPO Fraud Case

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently announced an Order of default judgment and permanent injunction has been issued against defendants Capital Growth Group Associates and Cobra Development Group in connection with two separate fraudulent commodity pool trading schemes.  The default was granted in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and

Braden Perry Featured in Finance Magnates Crypto Year in Review

Braden Perry Featured in Finance Magnates Crypto Year in Review

Braden Perry, a regulatory and enforcement attorney that works in areas of novel and emerging technology with a financial focus, was featured in Finance Magnates year-end review on the regulatory inaction in cryptocurrency. “The major takeaway is the regulatory treatment is (still) unclear for cryptocurrency,” he told Finance Magnates. “It seems as if every federal