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President Biden Issues Executive Order Framing His Administration’s Approach to Regulating Digital Assets

USA - March 16 2022 On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, President Biden issued a long-awaited Executive Order, Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets, that outlined…

Christopher Auguste, Barry H. Berke, Alan R. Friedman, Dani R. James, Thomas M. Twitchell, Aaron L. Webman

The SEC’s New Proposed Rule To Regulate Credit Derivatives and Other Security-Based Swaps Raises Practical Concerns for the Industry and May Exceed the SEC’s Authority

USA - March 10 2022 On Dec. 15, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) proposed Rule 240.9j-1 (the Rule), intended “to prevent fraud…

Michael Hardin, Steven S. Sparling

The SEC’s New Proposed Rule To Regulate Security-Based Swaps Raises Practical Concerns for the Industry and May Exceed the SEC’s Authority

USA - March 9 2022 On Dec. 15, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) proposed Rule 240.9j-1 (the Rule), intended “to prevent fraud…

Michael Hardin, Steven S. Sparling

SEC Proposes New Rules Aimed at Increasing Short Sale Transparency

USA - March 4 2022 On Feb. 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed several new rules with the goal of increasing transparency around short…

Christopher Auguste, Alan R. Friedman, Maxwell P. Kraus, Shari Kahn Krouner, Todd E. Lenson, Jordan M. Rosenbaum, Kevin P. Scanlan

OFAC Issues Sanctions Compliance Guidance for Virtual Currency Industry

USA - November 1 2021 On Oct. 15, 2021, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published sanctions compliance guidance for the virtual currency…

Alan R. Friedman, Gary P.Naftalis, Steven Rivera, Kevin P. Scanlan