Citibank Unit fined $1.25 Million Fine for Poor Background Check Procedures

Citibank Unit fined $1.25 Million Fine for Poor Background Check Procedures

According to FINRA, Citigroup’s brokerage unit, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., failed in running background checks on at least 10,400 non-registered associated persons, which led to three individuals who’d been convicted of crimes working for the firm. Federal securities laws require broker-dealers to fingerprint associated persons working in a non-registered capacity before or upon association with

Braden Perry Presents Bitcoin and Block Chain Technology to the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry lead an educational and interactive training at the Nebraska Attorney General’s office focusing on legal implications of Bitcoin and other emerging issues related to block chain technology. The Office of the Attorney General, and personnel from the Nebraska Highway Patrol, Nebraska Department of Revenue criminal investigators, and Homeland Security participated in an interactive training by Perry, and representatives from Coinbase and Chainalysis, discussing criminal, fraud, and consumer protection issues with the emerging technology.  The daylong event occurred in Lincoln on May 16, 2016. 

Kennyhertz Perry, LLC Partner Braden Perry Talks Crowdfunding with the National Federation of Independent Business

NFIB reporter Amy Baxter featured Kennyhertz Perry, LLC partner Braden Perry in a news article entitled, “How Crowdfunding Can Help Small Businesses.”  Perry discussed crowdfunding risk and rewards: “The biggest focus for small business owners is the risk of crowdfunding and how to mitigate it.” To read the entire article, please visit http://www.nfib.com/article/-70513/  About Braden Perry Braden Perry has been featured

Kennyhertz Perry’s Braden Perry Obtains the Digital Currency Council DCC Certification

Braden Perry recently became a Digital Currency Council Certified Professional by passing the DCC certification exam. The exam is administered by the Digital Currency Council and is the industry recognized designation of competence and professionalism in the digital currency economy. Successful candidates for DCC Certification have demonstrated competency in the six core competency areas of a digital currency professional, including: Origins & Technical Underpinnings; Properties & Monetary Implications; Practical Use; Ecosystem; Accounting & Finance; and Regulatory & Legal.

Braden Perry Provides Document Retention Advice via RecordNations

Braden Perry, Partner with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC, recently spoke with RecordNations regarding effective document retention. “There is no better way to ensure proper retention than a consistently enforced document retention policy that ensures both hard copy and electronic data is handled properly. Handling retention, as well as destruction, is a key to any company in reducing cost or exposure in a legal forum and reduces costs in storage and backup. Remaining proactive and consistent is a key feature in a successful policy,” Perry said.

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.

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

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

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

Do You Need a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) to Raise Money?

474529397If you are seeking to raise investment money for your company, remember that one of the best things you can do to protect yourself is disclosing as much information about your company as possible. That way, if things fall apart and your investors threaten to sue you for securities fraud or the government brings a regulatory action against your company, you can use your disclosures in your defense.

One of the best ways to do this is in a Private Placement Memorandum, or PPM for short. So what’s a PPM?

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

A Big Week for Bitcoin

pressLast week, FinCEN issued two administrative rulings clarifying that certain Bitcoin participants do not constitute money service businesses (MSBs) under the BSA.  The rulings furthered the guidance issued by FinCEN last March, which excluded from the definition of MSB users that obtain convertible virtual currency and use such convertible virtual currency to purchase real or virtual goods or services. In the Guidance, FinCEN established Users are not MSBs because they are not engaged in money transmission services.