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.

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