Do you know how securities law overlaps with cryptocurrency? If not, then please join Gary J. Ross, founder of the Ross Law Group, PLLC, for a one-hour lecture on how these two worlds collide.
The explosion of cryptocurrency and interest in blockchain and blockchain use cases has left the SEC to grapple with numerous issues. The SEC initially responded through enforcement actions and then starting last year, it has addressed the topic in a more constructive manner, first through speeches and then through published guidelines. This program will offer an overview of the SEC’s actions in this area, as well as how other governments around the world are handling these same issues. Additionally, Mr. Ross will cover recent developments in securities law and cryptocurrency as well as some predictions for the future.
Gary J. Ross advises venture capital funds, angel investors, and emerging growth companies a variety of transactional, disclosure, corporate governance and compliance matters. He founded Ross Law Group, PLLC in 2017, a boutique law firm that focuses on corporate and securities law, investment funds, and startup law. Gary previously worked at Jackson Ross, another firm that he founded, for four years, and previous to that he worked in the Corporate Transactions & Securities and Capital Markets practice groups at Sidley Austin LLP and Alston & Bird LLP.
From 2009 to 2012, Gary served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he managed conflicts of interest issues pertaining to contractors and financial agents engaged by Treasury to provide asset management, advisory, and other services relating to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). In that capacity, he developed and recommended compliance standards and regulation interpretation guidelines and designed the on-site testing carried out by the TARP audit department, during which he served as the subject matter specialist. He also helped draft the federal regulation for conflicts of interests as they pertained to TARP, and prepared the official conflicts of interest responses to Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) inquiries.
Mr. Ross is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and Seton Hall Law School and has lectured at schools such as Penn State Dickinson Law. He has been quoted in articles in MarketWatch, Corporate Counsel, The New York Times and the Associated Press.
Gary received his J.D. from Northwestern Law School in 2004 and earned a B.B.A. from the University of Miami in 1994. Prior to attending law school, Gary worked as a Case Manager for the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
Gary is admitted to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia, and Georgia.
Crypto-currency is such a relatively new area of the law. It made the program very interesting. In addition, the speaker obviously knew what he was talking about. It was a very good presentation.
This course was excellent!
Excellent course! Extremely informative! Highly recommend!