WILMINGTON, Del., July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Landis Rath & Cobb LLP partner Kim Brown and partner Matthew Pierce are program panelists American Bar Association continuing legal education webinar, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology – An Introduction to a New Asset Classtaking place on July 19, 2022at 1 p.m. EDT.
Cryptocurrencies have evolved from an internet niche to a big business, with the five largest cryptocurrencies representing a combined market capitalization of more than $1 trillion. With large sums of money at stake, legal issues and disputes are inevitable. This webinar will present a high-level overview of blockchain technology, major cryptocurrencies and other crypto assets such as non-fungible tokens, “NFTs”.
The program is free to all ABA member lawyers and will subsequently be available on demand through the ABA CLE Library. Program registration, including access to course materials, is available for a fee to non-members.
Learn about the risks and regulatory considerations for individual crypto asset holders and financial institutions, the uncertain legal classification of cryptocurrencies, how the courts have considered the issue, and the implications of certain classifications, i.e. say a currency in relation to a security.
The program :
- Provide practitioners with a basic understanding of crypto technologies and cryptocurrency
- Provide an overview of current legal classification and regulatory uncertainty
- Present examples and information that will help practitioners understand and identify the unique issues that clients may face when crypto assets are involved.
Kim Brown is a partner at Landis Rath & Cobb, based in Wilmington, Delaware. She focuses her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring and bankruptcy litigation, often representing Chapter 11 debtors, formal and informal committees, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and bondholders. bond brokers, asset buyers and Chapter 15 foreign representatives. Kim is a graduate of Widener University Delaware School of Law. She also earned her BA from Expander in government and politics.
Matthew Pierce is a partner at Landis Rath & Cobb, based in Wilmington, Delaware. He focuses his practice in the areas of corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, bankruptcy litigation and corporate litigation. He obtained his law degree at the Widener University law school, and holds a BA in government from Franklin and Marshall College. Matt was recently selected to participate in the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) 13th Annual Next Generation Program.
Enrique Acevedo is vice-president, Raymond James Investment Banking – Capital Structure Advisorysituated at New York. He has over ten years of investment banking and restructuring experience. Enrique obtained an MBA from Colombia Business School and a BBA with a concentration in finance and corporate strategy from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in University of Michigan.
Ayana Murphy is managing director at Ankura situated at New York. She has nearly 20 years of experience in regulatory compliance work, with a focus on Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer. (KYC) for the past 15 years. She holds a law degree from NYU and a BA from University of Chicago.
About Landis Rath & Cobb
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