Kennyhertz Perry Receives Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 Global Fund Award for “Securities Law Firm of the Year”

Kennyhertz Perry, LLC is pleased to announce it was named “Securities Law Firm of the Year – USA” by the Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 Global Fund Awards. Kennyhertz Perry is a business, regulatory, government compliance, and litigation law firm representing companies and individuals in highly-regulated industries, bringing a unique mix of top law firm expertise, practical experience, and pragmatic business solutions.

The Corporate LiveWire Global Fund Awards is an international awards program that bring recognition of fund performance and service providers who support the industry to the fore.

“We are thrilled to receive the award for Securities Law Firm of the Year,” said Braden Perry, Partner of Kennyhertz Perry. “It reiterates the goals of our firm: focus is on the client experience, and providing sophisticated legal advice in an efficient manner, with as little impact on our clients’ day-to-day business as possible.”

Braden Perry Discusses Hedge Fund Due Diligence with ValueWalk

Braden Perry talked yellow and red flags related to hedge fund disclosures with ValueWalk, during their investigation of Alexander Alternative Investments,  a Florida investment firm boasting extraordinarily high returns.

“Presenting forward-looking guidance that appears substantially higher than industry standards is troubling,” said Braden Perry, a partner with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC, a Kansas City law firm specializing in securities and due diligence legal issues.

The investigation noted several discrepancies and red flags on Alexander Alternative Investments’ promotional material.  Several factors of due diligence have been put forward, but true due diligence goes much deeper and is significantly broader.

There are few hard and fast rules for investment due diligence, which is why proper due diligence requires creativity coupled with common sense. Avoiding unnecessary surprises is a top priority when it comes to managing investment strategies and we believe critical judgments and decisions in the investment process are essential. Kennyhertz Perry has a deep understanding of the strategies needed and the know how to assess the contingent risks associated with investing. Whether it’s stocks, bonds, real estate assets or any other type of financial commitment we the more research and preparation completed prior to an investment, the better.

To read the entire article, please visit: http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/07/hedge-fund-due-diligence/

Perry Comments on the Inevitable Closing of Historic Chicago Futures Pits

A last ditch effort to save open outcry in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) futures pits is likely to fall short, Braden Perry, a former CFTC senior trial attorney and Partner with Kennyhertz Perry said in a Reuters article.  The effort, launched by traders to delay the July 6 closing, claims the CME has failed to provide the CFTC adequate information on the rationale of the closing, and leaves certain trading strategies without proper alternatives.  “It really comes down to the numbers of people who are trading still in the open-outcry system,” Perry said.  The CME estimates that floor trading in Treasury futures represented 1.8 percent of total volume last year.

To read the entire article, please visit: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/cme-group-futures-closure-lawyers-idUSL1N0ZB2QJ20150625

Massad’s 1st year at CFTC about Change, Perry Says

Law360 featured former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Senior Trial Attorney Braden Perry in an evaluation of CFTC’s Chairman Timothy Massad. Perry said that Massad’s change in tone was immediately palpable in his speeches and the agency’s guidance letters. And whereas Gensler had the job of implementing Dodd-Frank Act reforms immediately after they were passed, Massad was able to take a step back and make subtle changes in order to help market participants while still protecting consumers. Although many challenges remain, Perry said that he has a lot of potential to make the markets work in an efficient manner for those the CFTC oversees.

To read the entire article, please visit http://www.law360.com/articles/661281/1-year-in-massad-starts-to-turn-cftc-ship-around.

Braden Perry to Speak on CFTC Dodd-Frank Title VII Market Reform

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, asked Braden Perry, former Senior Trial Attorney at the CFTC and founder of the Kansas City-based Kennyhertz Perry law firm to speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane? Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for May 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ET).

Mr. Perry will be part of a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will provide an overview and discussion of the latest changes to The Dodd-Frank Act that affect Financial Market Reform.

Braden Perry Featured on McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute Podcast Discussing CFTC Case against Kraft and Mondelez

McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute President John Kingston recently spoke with Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry, a former senior trial attorney at the CFTC, about the meaning of this battle between a regulator and a large end user and participant in the commodities market.  The McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute’s mission is to support the advancement of open and transparent capital and commodity markets, increased economic opportunity for individuals, communities and nations and to address other societal issues and trends contributing to global growth and prosperity.

To listen to the podcast, visit https://www.mhfi.com/about/Global-Institute/white-papers/Kraft-vs-the-CFTC.html.

Kraft/Mondelez CFTC Case a Test for New Manipulation Standard, Perry Says

Law360 spoke with Braden Perry, Kennyhertz Perry partner and former CFTC Senior Trial Attorney, regarding the Kraft/Mondelez suit accusing the snack makers of manipulating the price of wheat in 2011, and the significance of the relaxed manipulation standard under Dodd-Frank. Under rules passed out of the 2010 law, the CFTC no longer must show that traders specifically intended

Braden Perry Discusses Ulbricht Appeal and Government Hacking with Vice News

In a recent Motherboard Vice News article, Kennyhertz Perry’s Braden Perry discussed the latest in the Ross Ulbricht trial and verdict. Ulbricht was on trial for federal law violations related to actions and control over Silk Road, an online black market shuttered in October 2013. Ulbricht has requested a new trial and, according to Perry, was not unexpected

Perry Speaking at The Knowledge Group Series: CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane?

Kennyhertz Perry Partner Braden Perry was selected as a panelist for the March 11, 2015 Webcast: CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane? The panel will provide an overview and discussion of the latest changes to The Dodd-Frank Act that affect Financial Market Reform. Following the financial market crisis of 2008, Congress enacted

Kennyhertz Invited to Address FastTrac NewVenture Entrepreneurs

John Kennyhertz of Kennyhertz Perry has been invited to address this season’s FastTrac® NewVenture™ entrepreneurs.  FastTrac is a program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and brought to Kansas City by the UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center in partnership with University of Missouri Extension.

In FastTrac NewVenture, aspiring business owners look at all aspects of their proposed companies, explore the feasibility of their business concept, and learn how to develop a viable business plan.  Participants address start-up issues such as assessing the competition, legal matters, marketing and financial management aspects of business ownership.  John will use his legal expertise to introduce the class to the basics of entity selection, first contract issues, and first employee considerations.

Perry Talks Investment Due Diligence

Braden Perry, partner in Kennyhertz Perry, LLC was contacted regarding U.S. Treasury securities and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) for an article titled “Where to Invest When Safety is a Priority” for Depositaccounts.com.  Perry discussed the proper due diligence when determining investments, primarily creativity coupled with common sense. Perry stated, “[t]he more research and preparation that is