Kan M. Nawaday, Partner, Venable LLP to Speak at TKG’s LIVE Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kan Nawaday, Partner, Venable LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “SEC's Stricter Enforcement Against ICOs: What You Need to Know LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for September 12, 2018. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 15, 2018 - About Kan M. Nawaday
    Kan M. Nawaday is a member of Venable’s Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Group, where he represents corporations and individuals in government investigations and enforcement actions, as well as in internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and complex business litigation matters. Mr. Nawaday is former federal criminal prosecutor who served over eight years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Nawaday has tried 15 federal criminal trials, has briefed and argued numerous appeals, and was a member of the public corruption and money laundering/asset forfeiture units of the United States Attorney’s Office.

    About Venable LLP
    Venable is an American Lawyer 100 law firm. With more than 700 attorneys across the country, they are strategically positioned to advance their clients’ business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Their clients rely on their proven capabilities in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and government affairs.

    Event Synopsis:
    With blockchain technology significantly changing the banking, payments and securities landscapes, initial coin offerings (ICOs) have become increasingly popular. An ICO is a way of raising money through the issuance of a virtual token, using the same blockchain technology that powers cryptocurrencies. This type of funding activity has become an attractive mechanism for startups, entrepreneurs, and other companies because of its radically simple funding techniques. However, in the summer of 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigative report concluding that tokens issued by a virtual organization called the DAO constitute securities, and therefore are subject to securities laws and regulations. Since the release of the DAO report, SEC officials have publicly stated that issuers of digital tokens that have the hallmarks of a security, i.e., an investment, should either be registered or obtain a valid exemption. Moreover, from mid-2017 to mid-2018, the SEC has initiated 11 ICO related enforcement actions. Civil cases related to ICOs are expected to arise as SEC intensifies its ICO regulation.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a team of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will present important issues surrounding SEC’s stricter enforcement against ICO violations. Speakers will also identify key risk areas and address common issues and threats to avoid legal challenges and other damages.

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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