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,”

CFTC Sues Another “Trading Strategy and Systems” Scheme

CFTC Sues Another “Trading Strategy and Systems” Scheme

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) obtained a Consent Order against SchoolofTrade.com (SoT), in connection with the offer and sale of futures trading strategies and systems. The Defendants allegedly: 1) touted the profitability of SoT’s trading strategies and systems and claimed hundreds of thousands of trading profits earned every year when, in fact, none of

Regulatory Change for Firearms and Legalized Marijuana

Regulatory Change for Firearms and Legalized Marijuana

Braden Perry, a former federal enforcement attorney who is now a regulatory and government investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, recently spoke of the regulatory change in both firearm laws and legal marijuana laws for National Business Institute. The series of presentations included: “Gun Law in Kansas;” “Legalized Marijuana Law;” “State and Federal Firearms Laws: What

The CFTC: A Commission Without Commissioners

The CFTC: A Commission Without Commissioners

What happens when a commission is without commissioners? That’s the question facing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the independent federal agency charged with the oversight of conventional derivatives (futures and options), and since Dodd-Frank the vast majority of the swaps market. Earlier this week, Sharon Bowen, a Commissioner since 2014 and whose term isn’t due to

Enhanced CFTC Whistleblower Protections

Enhanced CFTC Whistleblower Protections

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has adopted amendments to enhance its whistleblower rules, strengthening anti-retaliation protections and enhancing the process for reviewing whistleblower claims. The enhanced CFTC Whistleblower protections include: Under Rule 165.19, a person may not take any action to impede an individual from communicating directly with the CFTC’s staff about a possible violation of the

What is a CFTC Attorney Proffer?

What is a CFTC Attorney Proffer?

Sometimes called “queen for a day,” proffers are agreements between federal enforcement attorneys and individuals under investigation permit these individuals to tell the government about their knowledge of facts, with the supposed protections against them in any later proceedings. Attorney proffers are different, and are when attorneys talk to the government without your client present. It’s usually the step before

Recognizing Restaurant Embezzlement

Recognizing Restaurant Embezzlement

Braden Perry, a former federal enforcement attorney who is now a regulatory and government investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, discussed identifying the signs of restaurant embezzlement with Restaurant Hospitality, a publication designed for independent restaurateurs. “In order to identify potential white collar crime, a company must systematically look at each of the areas that most

Regulatory Change Under the Trump Administration

Regulatory Change Under the Trump Administration

Braden Perry, a former federal enforcement attorney who is now a regulatory and government investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, discussed regulatory change with Secondary Marketing Executive, a magazine designed for mortgage banking professionals. Perry said although Trump has threatened to reverse Dodd-Frank, that likely will not happen. Perry does anticipate a systematic review of the

Acquisition International Names Kennyhertz Perry “Best in Securities Law – Missouri”

Acquisition International Names Kennyhertz Perry “Best in Securities Law – Missouri”

For the third straight year, Kennyhertz Perry, LLC was named “Best in Securities Law – Missouri” by the Acquisition International Hedge 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