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The Intersection of Cryptocurrency & Securities Law

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Produced on October 03, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Business, Corporate, & Securities

Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the basics of cryptocurrency and securities law with special attention on when a coin or token is considered a security
  2. Identify current trends in cryptocurrency and securities law
  3. Address the SEC’s evolving views on cryptocurrency and the risks investors face with virtual currency
  4. Navigate the current U.S. regulatory framework which protects investors
  5. Discuss other global regulatory schemes and how they affect the market for cryptocurrency
  6. Predict the impact that regulations will have on cryptocurrency in the future and how best to advise clients

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Gary J. Ross

Ross Law Group, PLLC

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.

(Website www.rosslawgroup.co)


Thomas M.

Excellent audio visual set up...clean, clear, informative...much better having a single presenter rather than two people...well done

Gregory L.

Excellent. Thank you.

Lawrence G.

Presenter had mannerisms reminiscent of Dana Garvey imitating GHW Bush. Pretty funny.

Carol A S.

Found the presentation very superficial

Darryl S.

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.

Jesse C.

This course was excellent!

Suzanne V.

Excellent course! Extremely informative! Highly recommend!

Pamela C.

Interesting topic.

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