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Doubts about DAOs: Novel CFTC Enforcement Case Targets Decentralized Finance Community

USA - October 6 2022 On September 22, 2022, the U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a first-of-its-kind regulatory action against a decentralized…

Andrew W. Balthazor, Kate L. Lashley, Lilya Tessler

2022 Update for Investment Advisers: Important Annual Requirements, Recent Proposed Rulemaking, and Recent SEC Enforcement Initiatives

USA - June 23 2022 Investment advisers registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) (each, an RIA) are subject to certain annual…

Victoria A. Anglin, Chuck Daly, Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman, Jonathan B. Miller

CFTC Proposes Amendments to Mandatory Clearing Requirements for Interest Rate Swaps

USA - June 3 2022 On May 9, 2022, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) proposed amendments to the CFTC’s mandatory clearing requirements…

Azad Assadipour, Kate L. Lashley, Ellen P. Pesch, Elizabeth M. Schubert, Sara N. Shouse

A general introduction to the regulation of virtual currencies in USA

USA - September 3 2021 This article reviews the need-to-know features of the legal and regulatory frameworks governing virtual currencies in USA, with particular regard to applicable securities and banking laws.

James B. Biery, Andrew P. Blake, Daniel Engoren, Dominique Gallego, Teresa Wilton Harmon, James C. Munsell, Michael S. Sackheim, Allison Ross Stromberg, Kristin S. Teager, David E Teitelbaum, Lilya Tessler

Six Key Takeaways From Biden’s Executive Order Amending Ban on Investment in Publicly Traded Securities of Chinese Military Companies

China, USA - June 10 2021 On June 3, 2021, President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14032 (EO) banning U.S. persons from purchasing or selling certain publicly traded…

Barbara Broussard, Carys Golesworthy, Kayla M. Scott