Daily Archives: June 16, 2021, 1:59 pm

Not Your Standard Orange Grove: Non-Fungible Tokens & Securities Laws

With offerings across a growing number of online platforms and increased trading volume, NFT issuers, promoters, and buyers should consider the legal and regulatory implications relating to NFTs and federal securities laws. Throughout the first half of 2021, non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) have continued to experience widespread adoption across a range of industries. Just last week, rights to a so-called CryptoPunk NFT, dubbed…

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Marriott Data Breach-Related Securities and Derivative Suits Both Dismissed | The D&O Diary

Shortly after Marriott International’s November 2018 announcement that it had uncovered a data breach in the guest registration system of Starwood (which Marriott had acquired two years earlier), the company was hit with a raft of litigation, including both securities class action lawsuits and shareholder derivative lawsuits. In twin June 11, 2021 opinions, the federal district judge presiding over the…

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The SEC and Politics – SEC ACTIONS

Regardless of which side is correct, the key point is that the agency is heading toward the kind of gridlock on Capitol Hill and Congress. If that is the case its independence is being compromised; the losers will be the registrants, markets and the public. Transparency and investor protection will be lost in a cloud of political posturing. In the…

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Crypto Lawyers Andrew Hinkes, Justin Wales Join Fintech Practice at Miami’s K&L Gates – CoinDesk

The crypto industry has grown to a point where lawyers representing businesses in the sector must tap an increasing number of global resources, said Andrew Hinkes, a prominent lawyer in the space. Hinkes and a colleague, Justin Wales, have joined global law firm K&L Gates, after a combined 11 years as counsel at Carlton Fields, a smaller, U.S.-based law firm…

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