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"When the SEC Comes Calling”

Thursday, January 23, 2020
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Linklaters LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, USA


Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

is pleased to present:

"When the SEC Comes Calling”

A deep dive into investigations, enforcement, and what not to tweet 


On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) invites you to a special evening event featuring a panel of highly experienced securities litigators. 

Over the past few years, the ability of companies to conduct “token offerings” (also called ICOs) has allowed early-stage entities to raise—quickly and sometimes with very little disclosure—billions of dollars. Yet, as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has made clear, under U.S. federal securities laws, many such token sales may have been illegal (while some involved fraud and outright scams). More recently, we have seen a series of high-profile investigations and enforcement actions brought by the SEC against some of the world’s most prominent token sellers.  

Would you be ready if the SEC came knocking on your door? In a fireside chat and panel, our speakers will provide essential context and share practical tips about what to expect when faced with a potential SEC investigation or enforcement action. 

We hope you can join us for an informative and lively event.

This event is free for current Wall Street Blockchain Alliance members using the promotional code WSBAeventJan2020. Non-members are welcome to join us for $99. Seats are limited. 

Please note that invitations are not transferrable.

Government issued identification will be required to enter the venue.

Date:                     Thursday, January 23, 2020

Event Time:        6:00-9:00pm Eastern Time

Location: Linklaters LLP 

1345 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10105


6:00-6:30pm – Registration and Networking

6:30-6:35pm – Welcome (Ron Quaranta – Chairman & CEO, WSBA)

6:35-7:20pm – “Key Enforcement Highlights & Lessons Learned”

Joshua Ashley Klayman – Chair, WSBA Legal Working Group; U.S. Head of FinTech and Head of Blockchain & Digital Assets, Senior Counsel, Linklaters LLP (Moderator)

Michelle Gitlitz – Global Head of Blockchain & Digital Assets, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP 

Jason Nagi – Shareholder, Polsinelli PC

7:25-8:20pm – Practical Tips When Faced with an SEC Investigation or Enforcement Action 

Ron Quaranta – Chairman & CEO, WSBA (Moderator)

Doug Davison – Partner, Linklaters LLP

Kenneth Herzinger – Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Rebecca Rettig – Partner, FisherBroyles LLP

Kayvan Sadeghi – Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP

8:20-8:30pm – Audience Q&A

8:30-9:00pm – Networking & Drinks

The information provided at this event will not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice by panelists or the WSBA; all information, content and discussion are for general informational purposes only. Attendees should contact their attorneys to obtain legal advice with respect to any particular legal matter.

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