Issuers & Advisors Beware: The Risks of Initial Coin Offerings and Defending the Regulatory Inquiry

This free webcast featuring Jim Walker, Partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe, will present an overview of the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency landscape, with a focus on initial coin offerings (ICOs). It will examine the risks inherent in the space and explore the initial efforts of regulatory agencies to provide guidelines and prosecute wrongdoers.  The webcast will also focus on the specific risks for lawyers who advise on ICOs, especially in light of recent regulatory pronouncements and the standard of care governing lawyers.

What attendees will gain:


1. An overview of ICOs and cryptoc
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Jim Walker concentrates in regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and representing law firms and lawyers in professional liability matters. He represents audit committees, directors, senior executives, law firms, lawyers and other professionals in government and internal investigations of potential criminal, regulatory and/or professional misconduct, and in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. 

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It’s the Wild Wild West...Until Now: The Regulatory Climate for Initial Coin Offerings

Practice Areas:

Banking Law, Finance, Financial Regulation, Securities, Securities & Finance, Financial Crimes

Topics:

 Regulations & Compliance,  Securities Regulation, Regulatory: Finance, Finance

Tags:

ICO cryptocurrency securities

Goals:

GOAL 1Gain: An overview of ICOs and cryptocurrencies

GOAL 2Gain: A framework for distinguishing the opportunities presented by ICOs and cryptocurrencies, and understanding the risks

GOAL 3Gain: An understanding of the role of lawyers and other advisors in these transactions, and the standard of care that may govern

GOAL 4Gain: A framework for preparing the defense of a regulatory inquiry

Audience:

All skill levels are welcome to attend this webcast.

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James Walker concentrates in regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and representing law firms and lawyers in professional liability matters.

He represents audit committees, directors, senior executives, law firms, lawyers and other professionals in government and internal investigations of potential criminal, regulatory and/or professional misconduct, and in civil litigation and regulatory proceedings. He has extensive experience in the representation of senior executives in employment disputes and negotiating employment and separation agreements.

Mr. Walker has been active in city and state bar associations, including his service on the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Professional Discipline, Professional and Judicial Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Securities Regulation Committees, and on the New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics, where he has been a member since 1996. In addition to drafting responses to ethics inquiries, he helped draft reports issued by the New York City Bar Association regarding proposed rules to govern the conduct of attorneys who practice before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Walker is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics, and has written articles on attorney-client privilege, professional ethics, internal investigations and issues arising under the securities laws. Mr. Walker also serves as general counsel to Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP.

Brian Reinthaler is a career transition coach and Founder of Against the Grain Coaching. Before launching his coaching business, Brian spent seven years as a Managing Director at SJL Attorney Search, advising top global law firms and their associates and partners on hiring, job searches and other career and professional development challenges. He began his career in corporate law, working as an associate at Baker Botts LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Brian earned his coaching certification through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (CPC and ELI-MP). He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A., Government and International Studies) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.).

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Issuers & Advisors Beware: The Risks of Initial Coin Offerings and Defending the Regulatory Inquiry

This free webcast featuring Jim Walker, Partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe, will present an overview of the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency landscape, with a focus on initial coin offerings (ICOs). It will examine the risks inherent in the space and explore the initial efforts of regulatory agencies to provide guidelines and prosecute wrongdoers.  The webcast will also focus on the specific risks for lawyers who advise on ICOs, especially in light of recent regulatory pronouncements and the standard of care governing lawyers.

What attendees will gain:


1. An overview of ICOs and cryptocurrencies

2. A framework for distinguishing the opportunities presented by ICOs and cryptocurrencies, and more generally, blockchain technology, and understanding the risks

3. An understanding of the role of lawyers and other advisors in these transactions, and the standard of care that may govern how their conduct will be assessed by regulators and clients

4. A framework for preparing the defense of a regulatory inquiry

*CLE-accredited for the state of New York (1.0 credit) requires: (a) attendance for the entire live webinar (start to finish), and (b) completion of post-webcast survey.

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