When Should Bar Applicants Begin Their Character and Fitness Applications? Perry Says Now

In an American Bar Association Student Lawyer publication, Braden Perry discusses the benefits to gathering information early for Character and Fitness Applications.

The key, said Perry, is to stay organized and focus on being consistent. “Consistency is often overlooked,” he said. “One of the things the Kansas Board of Law Examiners and other bar examiners do is look at your law school application, as well as any other applications they’re able to come across, and determine if there are inconsistencies. If there are, that’s a red flag.”

Kennyhertz Perry Client Alert: Enforcement Powers of the CFPB

Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the Act) established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and authorizes it to supervise certain consumer financial services companies and large depository institutions and their affiliates for consumer protection purposes. The CFPB has been charged with implementing and examination for compliance with Federal consumer finance law.

The CFPB also has extensive authorities to not only investigate violations of federal consumer protection laws but also implement broad enforcement relief.

Perry Speaks with Law360 on CFTC Enforcement Actions Returning to Administrative Court

In an interview with Law360, former CFTC senior trial attorney and Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry discussed the CFTC’s recent decision to take enforcement proceedings to administrative court. Citing lack of resources, the CFTC claims bringing enforcement actions in administrative courts would “allow the commission to develop its expertise and the powers given to it in 2010 by Dodd-Frank.”  Perry described it as a “setback” for subjects of CFTC investigations and the lack of resources at a federally funded agency “shouldn’t be the reason for a policy change that eliminates what a defendant might see as a fair and full process.”

Perry Speaks with Law360 on Panther Energy Indictment

Braden Perry recently spoke with Law360 regarding the HFT spoofing indictment filed against Panther Energy Trading, LLC.  The indictment, alleging Panther Energy designed and deployed algorithms that issued and canceled orders within milliseconds — faster than the blink of an eye but long enough to be detected by other automated trading programs that troll the markets.  These actions “spoofed” the markets with enormous buy or sell orders that were canceled almost instantaneously, all to win illegal profits by manipulating the price of futures contracts.  The action, according to Perry, protects high frequency traders and ensures integrity in the markets.  

Perry Speaks on P2P Lending at Lend360

Braden Perry recently spoke at the Lend360 conference in New Orleans, discussing innovation and regulation in the peer-to-peer lending space.  Topics included the evolving regulation and consumer protection issues facing peer-to-peer lenders. To view the Powerpoint, please visit: http://www.lend360.org/akdejbuehflridbkvx/ Kennyhertz Perry is a business and litigation law firm dedicated to serving regulated businesses and entrepreneurs. The

Perry To Law360: CFTC May Have Erred Too Much in Favor of Confidentiality

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently announced that it will make its first award to a whistleblower as part of the Commission’s Whistleblower Program created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. In releasing this information, the CFTC said the person will receive approximately $240,000 for providing valuable information about

Perry Featured in Corporate Secretary Article on the Walmart Ruling and Board Governance

Braden Perry was recently interviewed by Corporate Secretary regarding the Walmart v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW ruling, imputing knowledge on Board of Directors.  The ruling, which many believe will expand director accountability for knowledge of documents never received and cloud the attorney-client privilege, allowed institutional investors to inspect corporate documents related to Walmart’s internal investigation of suspected bribes at its Mexican operations.  According to Perry, “companies should have clear policies that outline documents subject to books and records requests. There should also be clear reporting and communication lines to ensure board members have knowledge of facts for which they may be held accountable.”

Kennyhertz Presents to Entrepreneurs on Legal Considerations for Start-Ups

Given his unique experience working in-house with emerging companies, John Kennyhertz was asked to present before the FastTrac NewVenture class at the University of Missouri – Kansas City on April 22. The class comprises owners of 20 start-up companies in a variety of industries with varying degrees of business savvy and financial wherewithal. Kennyhertz provided the class

Firm Opens Office on the Plaza

Kennyhertz Perry is pleased to announce that the growth of the firm has led to an office location change — we have moved to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. The move to a larger space in a more prominent location allows us to better serve our growing client base. The firm’s new address is

Kennyhertz Talks Start-Ups at KU

John Kennyhertz had the opportunity to discuss business entities and intellectual property with aspiring entrepreneurial students at the University of Kansas School of Business last month. Kennyhertz provided the students with thoughtful answers to questions such as, “What are the biggest legal issues small businesses face during the start-up phase?” and “Which business entity do