On February 11th, Q3 Holdings, LLC and Q3 I, LP and its principal, Michael Ackerman, were charged with over $33 million in a fraudulent digital asset scheme by the U.S.
Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Apple, Inc., Facebook, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. were issued Special Orders from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) demanding they make available information and documents on acquisitions
Magnify Money posted an article today discussing binary options, and how to simplify the understanding of them. In short, binary options are a form of options trading that comes with
Arizona, California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and New York has now approved and made available a credit card specifically for cannabis purchases at involved locations called a CNC Card (Columbia
Kennyhertz Perry, LLC Partner, Braden Perry was featured as one of several Blockchain experts in two Disruptor Daily articles on Blockchain in the agriculture industry. Perry discussed growth and the
Allied Wallet, described as a provider of e-commerce merchant services and online payment processing services, settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it assisted numerous scams by knowingly
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced a whistleblower award totaling more than $2 million to be paid to an individual whistleblower. The CFTC granted the whistleblower’s award application for
In another enforcement action involving failure to file CFTC from 2014 as required by CFTC Regulation 19.01, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ordered Golden Agri International Pte Ltd. to pay $150,000. This follows similar actions against farm co-op CHS Inc. and Marubeni America Corporation and is a reminder to reportable market participants of their ongoing legal obligation to comply in a timely manner with Regulation 19.01, which prescribes the form and manner for submitting Form 204 reports to the Commission for wheat, corn, oats, soybeans, soybean oil, and soybean meal. Regulation 19.01(b) requires that the Form 204 report be made monthly by the close of business on the last Friday of the month, and filed with the Commission’s Office in Chicago, IL by the third business day following the date of the report or via facsimile, telephone, or mail.
Failure to file Form 204 reports in a timely manner and follow instructions constitutes a violation of Regulation 19.01, which is actionable under the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) and Commission regulations and these actions show that enforcement proceedings will brought against nonconforming companies.
If you have questions regarding CFTC Form 204, Regulation 19.01(b), or any other CFTC rule or regulation, please contact Braden Perry with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC’s Commodities, Futures, and Derivatives, and Government Enforcement practice groups, where roots of the practice are in the commodities markets, where Mr. Perry spent time as a CFTC Senior Trial Attorney. Kennyhertz Perry lawyers regularly advise our clients on compliance with the complex laws and regulations governing the securities and derivatives industries, including the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, the Commodity Exchange Act, and CFTC regulations, and the rules of the derivatives exchanges and clearinghouses and other industry self-regulatory organizations. Kennyhertz Perry lawyers guide clients on comment-making about proposed legislation and regulation, provide ongoing operational and compliance counseling, and offer advice on modifications of transaction structure and documentation. Mr. Perry also brings his enforcement experience and his substantial prior experience in white collar criminal defense practice, and represents corporate clients and individual officers and directors at every stage of government investigations and enforcement actions – including white collar criminal matters – initiated by state and federal agencies, including the CFTC and NFA.
Kennyhertz Perry, LLC Partner Braden Perry was featured as one of several information security experts in the ABA Law Practice Today. Mr. Perry discussed the revelation that some of the country’s most prestigious law firms were hacked in an attempt to uncover confidential information, coupled with the “Panama Papers” scandal, and how it has put an uncomfortable spotlight on law firms and their data security programs.
The two-part series, entitled “Law Firm Hack Attack,” addresses the serious issues with law firms and their data security, including why law firms are targets. Mr. Perry has extensive experience advising clients in federal inquiries and investigations, particularly in enforcement matters involving complex or emerging and novel issues. He also works with clients in all industries in crafting information security programs and ensuring their current information security programs are sound.
Kennyhertz Perry’s Braden Perry was invited to speak at the Conference of Western Attorneys General 2016 Digital Currency Symposium on February 4 and 5 in Park City at the Montage Deer Valley. CWAG will have 5 AG’s along with 9 of their senior staff representing 9 states and the District of Columbia attending the symposium. Mr. Perry will speak to this distinguished group on potential users of digital currencies, distributed ledgers and the Blockchain; and security and consumer protection issues related to digital currencies. The Digital Currency Symposium fosters relationships with responsible industry players, law enforcement officials and regulators with the goal of facilitating the sharing of information which will assist policy makers in the construction of regulatory and legislative interpretations beneficial to all involved.
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
McGraw Hill Global Institute Podcast Features Kennyhertz Perry Partner Braden Perry on the Latest CFTC Spoofing Case against Igor Oystacher and 3Red Trading
Braden Perry and McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute President John Kingston recently spoke about spoofing in the markets and the CFTC’s latest case against Chicago Trader Igor B. Oystacher and his proprietary trading company, 3Red Trading LLC, with spoofing and employment of a manipulative and deceptive device while trading E-Mini S&P 500, copper, crude oil, natural gas, and VIX futures Contracts. We also explored the latest CFTC trends and topics , including the CFTC’s expanding jurisdiction.
The McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute’s mission is to support the advancement of open and transparent capital and commodity markets, increased economic opportunity for individuals, communities and nations and to address other societal issues and trends contributing to global growth and prosperity.