Braden Perry Discusses ICO Regulation and the SEC

Braden Perry Discusses ICO Regulation and the SEC

Braden Perry, a former federal enforcement attorney who is now a regulatory and government investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, discussed the complex issue of Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”) compliance and the SEC’s recent regulatory crackdown with Forbes. “The regulatory treatment is still unclear for cryptocurrency, including at the ICO stage.” He continues,  “It seems as if

SEC Issues Wave of Subpoenas in ICO Probe

SEC Issues Wave of Subpoenas in ICO Probe

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is going after the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The report stated that the SEC issued “scores of subpoenas and information requests” to entities associated with ICO projects. Led by former CFTC Senior Trial Attorney Braden Perry, Kennyhertz Perry attorneys regularly

CFTC Sues and Settles with AMP Global Clearing over Cybersecurity Failures

CFTC Sues and Settles with AMP Global Clearing over Cybersecurity Failures

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against AMP Global Clearing LLC, a registered FCM, for its failure to diligently supervise the implementation of critical provisions in AMP’s information systems security program (ISSP). As a result of this failure, a significant amount of AMP’s customers’ records and information

2018 SEC Examination Priorities: Anti-Money Laundering Programs

2018 SEC Examination Priorities: Anti-Money Laundering Programs

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) today announced its 2018 examination priorities. OCIE publishes its exam priorities annually to improve compliance, prevent fraud, monitor risk, and inform policy. Of particular interest this year will be matters involving critical market infrastructure, duties to retail investors, and developments in cryptocurrency, initial coin offerings, and secondary market trading.

This year, one of the five OCIE’s examination priorities is anti-money laundering programs. Examiners will review for compliance with applicable anti-money laundering requirements, including whether firms are appropriately adapting their AML programs to address their regulatory obligations.

Led by Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Braden Perry, Kennyhertz Perry attorneys have broad BSA/AML experience across the spectrum of bank and non-bank financial institutions, including traditional chartered banks, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisors, money transmitters, non-bank lenders, and virtual currency businesses. We are experienced in counseling and drafting BSA/AML practices, policies, and procedures and can assist in any SEC examination or annual BSA/AML independent audit. Our combined knowledge and skill permits us to anticipate potential problems before they become serious issues and assist clients in responding effectively to regulatory and law enforcement criticisms or inquiries.

Kennyhertz Perry regularly counsels lenders, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and fund managers on the laws, rules, and regulatory developments affecting their business, including regulatory requirements, risk management, licensing and registration, sales and marketing practices and materials, manuals and training, day-to-day compliance.

Kennyhertz Perry Named One of the 20 Best Litigation Firms in Kansas City

Kennyhertz Perry Named One of the 20 Best Litigation Firms in Kansas City

For the second straight year, Kennyhertz Perry, LLC was named one of the “20 Best Litigation Firms in Kansas City” by the Expertise.com. 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.

FBI Cyber Division Warns Cyber Hacktivists Targeting Data-Extraction Companies

FBI Cyber Division Warns Cyber Hacktivists Targeting Data-Extraction Companies

Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division released Private Industry Notification (PIN) 180110-001 regarding the targeting of individuals, companies, law enforcement agencies, and government officials by Hacktivists through doxing and other means to promote their ideologies. . The alert was released as TLP: Green and the details, including useful information for protection from doxing,

FBI Cyber Division Warns Recent WannaCry Attribution Demonstrates Persistent Targeting

FBI Cyber Division Warns Recent WannaCry Attribution Demonstrates Persistent Targeting

Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division released Private Industry Notification (PIN) 171228-001 regarding the public attribution of the WannaCry malware outbreak to North Korea Cyber actors and details surrounding the threat these actors pose to U.S. private industry. The alert was released as TLP: Green and the details, including useful information for potential

Looking Back: Bitcoin in 2013

Looking Back: Bitcoin in 2013

Back when Bitcoin was generally unknown and trading for less than $1,000, Kennyhertz Perry, LLC was featured in the Kansas City Business Journal as embracing the technology and accepting cryptocurrency as payment for legal services.  We were early adopters of the technology, and our clients saw the benefit.  We continue to represent clients in setting

Carpenter v. U.S. and the Privacy of Cellphone Location Data

Carpenter v. U.S. and the Privacy of Cellphone Location Data

Braden Perry, a former federal enforcement attorney who is now a regulatory and government investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, discussed the Supreme Court case Carpenter v. U.S., and the privacy of cellphone location data with biggerlawfirm.com, a publication that reports on legal tech news. “The amount of data “voluntarily” given to third parties is significant,”