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BakerHostetler was founded in 1916, when our three founding partners each deposited $500 into a firm account. Today, we have more than 900 partners and associates contributing to the success of our clients. The values they share are the same ideals on which our firm was founded: love and respect for the law, respect for each other, and the courage to make hard decisions on the basis of what they know to be right.

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Ransomware has hit pandemic proportions and there does not seem to be a clear end in sight. On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory regarding ransom payments and the risk of sanctions associated with such payments. Background Ransomware has been around for decades. For many years, ransomware was more of a nuisance issue only involving a small number of computers than a real business disrupter.…
Blockchain technology is widely anticipated to disrupt major industries and business operations over the next several years. But with all of the “hype” in the blockchain market, at times it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction and identify the real value in this new technology. To help bring things into focus, we’ve crafted a five-part series to introduce blockchain from a technological, market, and legal perspective. Our first episode provides an introduction to…