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Screaming into a Pit: CFTC Gets Empty Response to Market Manipulation Claims

USA - December 7 2018 In an opinion released on November 30, 2018, Federal Circuit Judge Richard Sullivan dismissed a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading...

David Nasse, Daniel V. Ward, Stefan P. Schropp, Lindsey Sullivan, Deborah A. Monson, Christopher P. Conniff.

Notable September Developments in the Cryptocurrency Space

USA - September 28 2018 Three notable developments occurred this month in the cryptocurrency space: in U.S. v. Zaslavskiy, a federal judge permitted a criminal case...

Edward Baer, Ethan M. Thomas, Sarah Davidoff, Charles P. Humphreville, Catherine Djang, Joel A. Wattenbarger, Christopher P. Conniff.

Massachusetts Crackdown Reflects Increased State Regulation of ICOs

USA - April 13 2018 On March 27, 2018, the top securities regulator in Massachusetts issued consent orders halting five initial coin offerings including projects that...

Jessica F. Soricelli, Christopher P. Conniff, R. Daniel O'Connor.

A Broad Regulatory Push To Rein In Burgeoning ICO Market

USA - March 7 2018 On March 1, 2018, Overstock.com disclosed that its ongoing $250 million initial coin offering has been under investigation by the U.S. Securities and...

Jessica F. Soricelli, Christopher P. Conniff, Michael G. McGovern.

CFTC Reasserts its Role in Virtual Currency Regulation with Enforcement Actions and Joint Statement with SEC

USA - January 31 2018 On January 19, 2018, the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or the Commission) filed separate enforcement actions against two...

Ethan M. Thomas, Christopher P. Conniff, Michael G. McGovern.