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Stradley Ronon Partners Presented FIA Webinar on Crypto Derivatives Regulation

August 10, 2022
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon is pleased to announce that partners Jan Folena, Susan Gault-Brown, Peter Hong and Nicole Simon presented a webinar for the Futures Industry Association (FIA) with host Natalie Tynan, Associate General Counsel, Head of Documentation Strategy at FIA on July 28. The webinar, “Crypto: New Frontiers and Unanswered Questions” focused on crypto derivatives and related issues such as potential CFTC jurisdiction challenges with proposed legislation, national and international investor exposure and offshore trading of digital assets.

Folena is a nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer using her 20 years of enforcement and government experience to guide clients on securities, derivatives and financial services litigation. She advises and represents clients in all types of securities matters, including those involving investment managers, financial fraud, insider trading, foreign bribery and matters involving complex financial instruments.

Gault-Brown is the chair of the firm’s fintech practice group, co-chair of the derivatives and commodities practice group, and an active member of the investment management group. She has significant experience with emerging financial services products that are web- and app-based, including cryptocurrencies, digital assets, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), investment platforms, crowdfunding platforms and roboadvisers.

Hong uses his many years of service at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to guide clients through the various regulatory requirements involved in the offer of financial services and products. His practice includes the registration and regulation of investment advisersbroker-dealers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators and introducing brokers under federal and state laws, as well as the formation and ongoing compliance obligations of registered and private investment companies.

Simon is the chair of the firm’s alternative funds practice group, a founding member of the firm’s derivatives and commodities practice group and an active member of the investment management group. She counsels a diverse group of clients in the asset management industry on the broad scope of traditional and novel regulatory issues and practical considerations relevant to their initial formation and continued operations. She advises investment advisers, registered investment companies, private funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), business development companies (BDCs) and their boards of trustees/directors on the application and interpretation of the federal securities and commodities laws, often with respect to alternative strategies in the retail fund context and the use of derivatives. 

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Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in seven strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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