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Ninth Circuit Holds CFTC Dodd-Frank Enforcement Authority Allows Fraud-Only Claims

USA - July 31 2019 On July 25, 2019, the Ninth Circuit reinstated the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) lawsuit in CFTC v. Monex Credit Co., interpreting...

Daniel B. O'Connell, Mark D. Young, Theodore M. Kneller.

CFTC Proposes Sweeping Swap Reporting Amendments Aimed at Improving Data Accuracy and Completeness

USA - May 2 2019 On April 25, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) published for public comment proposed amendments to the rules...

Jeongu Gim, Mark D. Young, Theodore M. Kneller.

The Distributed Ledger: Blockchain, Digital Assets and Smart Contracts

USA - April 15 2019 In this issue, we examine the release of the much-anticipated Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) guidance for analyzing...

Stuart D. Levi, Peter B. Morrison, Alex Jupp, Danny Tricot, James A. McDonald, Gregory A. Fernicola, Eytan J. Fisch, Alexander C. Drylewski, Nathan W. Giesselman, Ryan J. Dzierniejko, Eve-Christie Vermynck, Mark D. Young.

CFTC Signals Foreign Corrupt Practices Investigations

USA - March 7 2019 On March 6, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC or Commission) Division of Enforcement (Division) published an advisory on...

David Meister, Chad E. Silverman, Daniel B. O'Connell, Theodore M. Kneller.

As Interest in Blockchain Technology Grows, So Do Attempts at Guidance and Regulation

USA - January 17 2019 In 2018, the number of blockchain-enabled projects increased sharply as established companies sought to apply distributed ledger technology to their...

Stuart D. Levi, Eytan J. Fisch, Alexander C. Drylewski, Eve-Christie Vermynck.