This past year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission followed through on its commitment to aggressively enforce securities laws in digital assets markets. As a result, it sharpened its focus on cryptocurrency exchanges and lending products.
Read on for an overview and analysis of SEC activity in cryptocurrency and what to expect in 2022.
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Our Securities Enforcement and Litigation Team is part of our elite Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department includes members of our nationally-recognized Financial Services Litigation Department and former senior SEC and FINRA enforcement attorneys and litigators, as well as high-level federal prosecutors. Our Team also leverages the deep experience of the Firm’s Securities and Capital Markets and Public Finance Departments to counsel clients on the full spectrum of regulatory, compliance, and business issues arising from a government examination, investigation, and litigation. Together, we routinely conduct internal investigations and audits, and advise clients on strengthening corporate compliance and supervisory programs to stay current with the regulators on examination and enforcement priorities and to prevent recurrence of potential securities laws violations. By working collaboratively, we ensure our clients receive well-tailored advice and a comprehensive defense team to handle the many complex issues presented in government inquiries.