Former CFTC Enforcement Attorney Braden Perry Discusses Revamped CFTC Manipulation Test
Kraft Foods Group and Mondelez Global made headlines last year being charged with market manipulation by the CFTC. At the time, Braden Perry, a former CFTC Senior Trial Attorney and Kennyhertz Perry, LLC partner spoke with McGraw Hill about the meaning of this battle between a regulator and a large end user and participant in the commodities market.
Mr. Perry continues to talk about the CFTC’s new anti-manipulation standard, this time discussing cryptocurrency and the CFTC’s expansive jurisdiction, recently speaking to the Conference of Western Attorneys General (“CWAG”) involving the potential for actions involving manipulation or attempted manipulation on the Bitcoin spot market. CWAG invited Mr. Perry to their 2016 Digital Currency Symposium as a digital currency expert discussing regulatory and enforcement issues with digital currencies and the blockchain.
About Braden Perry
Braden Perry, partner in the Kansas City-based law firm of Kennyhertz Perry, LLC and former federal enforcement attorney and veteran in government compliance, is experienced in the areas of financial services compliance, internal investigations, enforcement matters, regulatory issues, and litigation. He advises highly regulated firms on litigation and compliance matters and frequently speaks on compliance and regulatory topics. He was previously a white collar criminal defense attorney, Senior Trial Attorney for the CFTC, and Chief Compliance Officer of a global financial firm. He holds a Digital Currency Certificaton from the Digital Currency Council and his virtual currency expertise has appeared in national publications, including Institutional Investor, bankrate.com, thebitcoinchannel.com, bitcoineuphoria.com, openruby.com, cutimes.com and tradingacademy.com.
About Kennyhertz Perry, LLC
Kennyhertz Perry, LLC is a business and litigation law firm representing clients in highly regulated industries. The firm was founded by two veteran Kansas City attorneys, John Kennyhertz and Braden Perry. To learn more about the firm, visit kennyhertzperry.com.