- FinTech & Blockchain
- Regulatory Enforcement Defense
- Securities & Complex Commercial Litigation
- White Collar Defense, Investigations & Compliance Counseling
- J.D., magna cum laude, University of Richmond School of Law, 2009
- B.A., Philosophy and Economics, magna cum laude, College of William & Mary, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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Cryptocurrency's explosion into the mainstream is thrusting crypto mining into the spotlight, raising questions about miners' use of electrical power and their role in underpinning an emerging, multibillion-dollar market.
Crypto companies need to be prepared for a very harsh regulatory environment, an attorney that specializes in blockchain technology said.
On the opening day of Messari’s Mainnet conference in New York City Monday morning, rumors swirled that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission had entered the Marriott Marquis and served a panel speaker — possibly a foreign national — with a subpoena.
One of the leaders of the firm’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice, Daniel Payne, a shareholder at Murphy & McGonigle, sat down for a Q&A with Fintech Law Report to discuss the current state of cryptocurrency regulation and litigation.
The most-read securities articles written by Law360 guest experts in 2020 centered around market volatility triggered by COVID-19; remote testimony considerations as courtroom proceedings moved online; and risk and compliance issues related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
The Empire State featured the most active region for blockchain litigation – the Southern District of New York – according to the new Blockchain Litigation Year in Review Report, released today by financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle.