Bridging the Week by Gary DeWaal: January 7 – 11 and January 14, 2019 (Freedom of Speech; Cryptoasset Regulation Gaps; Cybersecurity)

Published Date: January 14, 2019

A well-renowned think tank sued the Securities and Exchange Commission claiming that the SEC’s prohibition against respondents contesting allegations in enforcement settlements violates the freedom of speech guarantee under the First Amendment to the US Constitution. The same prohibition also exists at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Separately, two European regulators warned that EU rules do not capture all cryptoasset activity, and there are gaps that should be addressed to enhance consumer protection. As a result, the following matters are covered in this week’s edition of Bridging the Week:

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on January 21, 2019, the next edition of Bridging the Week will be distributed on January 22, 2019.

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Gary DeWaal

Gary DeWaal is currently Special Counsel with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in its New York office focusing on financial services regulatory matters. He provides advisory services and assists with investigations and litigation.

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