Dale A. Werts, Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Dale A. Werts, Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP will speak at their webcast entitled: “The Ever-Complex World of ICOs Regulations: How to Maximize Opportunities and Mitigate Risks.” This event is scheduled on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Dale A. Werts
    Dale Werts focuses his practice on technology transfers and commercialization, corporate and general business law, and mergers and acquisitions. His technology experience includes data-related issues, blockchain technology implementation and cryptocurrency-related issues, virtual property transfers, software and technology licensing, hardware acquisition agreements, vendor and affiliate arrangements, and offshore structures. Recognized by National Law Journal in 2018 as a Blockchain “Trailblazer” and as a Tech 100 “Ambassador” at KC Techweek, Dale has spoken on legal topics relating to cryptocurrency and blockchain to many audiences from coast-to-coast the past few years, including the blockchain and cryptocurrency study group at Baker University (September 2018) and the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (June 2019), and as a Forbes panelist on blockchain in elections entitled “Mid-Term Elections Rewind and Fast-Forward: Deciphering Change” in Washington, D.C. (November 2018); as a panelist at the First Chair Awards Conference in Chicago, Illinois (May 2019) on "Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies: What the General Counsel Needs to Know to Advise the Business and Protect the Board"; as the moderator and panelist on “Regulation of Crypto, Tokens & Initial Coin Offerings” during Kansas City Techweek (October 2018); as the presenter concerning blockchain at the Power of Family Forum in Kansas City (May 2019); as a panelist on blockchain and cryptocurrency legal topics at the BlockchainKC Expo (April 2019); as a speaker at the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Table of Experts” on FinTech issues (March 2019); and as a contributor to a Law360 article on the IRS’s enforcement actions against cryptocurrency holders (September 2019). Dale has represented the virtual property industry in massive multiplayer online gaming for over 20 years, including work with respect to privacy policies, terms of use, terms of sale, financings, affiliate arrangement, payment processing arrangements, banking relationships, corporate governance, acquisitions, intellectual property acquisition and protection, and litigation. Recent work in the blockchain/cryptocurrency space has included initial coin offerings, token sales and distribution agreements, securities analyses, privacy-related issues, US regulatory issues, and foreign cryptocurrency exchange regulation and formation, and related trademark, patent and litigation matters.

    About Lathrop Gage LLP
    Founded in Kansas City, Missouri in 1873, Lathrop Gage is a 250-lawyer AmLaw Second Hundred firm with offices in 10 cities from Los Angeles to Boston. Our attorneys provide strategic guidance in litigation, business and intellectual property law. From the research lab to the factory floor, from oil fields to skyscrapers, our clients are the backbone of our economy. For more than a century, it has been our privilege and our passion to help them achieve their most important ambitions. We look beyond purely legal issues to understand your industry, your competitive landscape, your aspirations as well as your challenges. Lathrop Gage prides itself on being an innovative firm by encouraging growth of modern legal services and the hiring of like-minded legal professionals.

    Event Synopsis:
    Early this year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published its new regulatory guidance for initial coin offerings (ICOs). Primarily focusing on tokens, the guidance clarifies how and when ICOs may be classified as securities. Although the guideline offers some clarity for issuers, it fails to address a number of questions, such as the issue of broker-dealers’ custody.

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization that develops policies related to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), also issued new crypto standards this year. The guidance, if implemented by member states including the U.S., would mandate companies dealing with tokens to follow the current Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML/CFT protocols.

    As attempts to formalize the crypto industry continue, efforts to regulate ICOs will also emerge.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will present an in-depth analysis of the recent regulatory developments relating to ICOs. Speakers will also provide the best practices and strategies to maximize business opportunities bought by ICOs while mitigating exposure to potential non-compliance risks.

    Key topics include:
    • ICOs: Regulatory Updates
    • Common Legal Risks and Issues
    • Practical Strategies to Maximize Opportunities
    • Best Compliance Practices
    • What Lies Ahead

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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