Three Murphy & McGonigle attorneys will address Blockchain Expo North America, the world’s largest blockchain conference and exhibition, November 28-29 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the Silicon Valley. Matthew Comstock, James Murphy, and Daniel Payne are members of the Firm’s Fintech & Blockchain Practice Group and thought leaders on the regulatory challenges facing cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications. Murphy & McGonigle is proudly sponsoring Blockchain Expo.
Mr. Murphy, Chairman and Co-founder of the Firm, has spearheaded the development of Murphy & McGonigle’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice into an industry leader. He will deliver the Keynote on Thursday, November 29: “The Future of U.S. Regulation.”
“An increasing portion of Murphy & McGonigle’s work today is on advising clients on how to avoid regulatory pitfalls, while taking advantage of the significant opportunities presented by blockchain technology,” said Mr. Murphy.
Mr. Payne was the master of ceremonies for the Murphy & McGonigle’s inaugural Blockchain conference, CryptoLex 2018, which took place on September 26 in New York. CryptoLex brought in panelists from the Alabama Securities Commission, the Delaware Blockchain Initiative, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors to explore the regulatory landscape. Other speakers at CryptoLex represented academia, legal and business leaders in the blockchain space.
“Among the many crypto-focused conferences taking place across the country, CryptoLex took a unique approach by focusing exclusively on the most pressing legal and regulatory challenges facing companies in the industry. I was pleased with the success of CryptoLex, and I look forward to the opportunity to share the latest insights at Blockchain Expo North America,” said Mr. Payne, who recently authored the article, “2018 – The Year of the Crypto Investigation” (Law 360 / 8-23-18).
“In such a dynamic and evolving landscape, we want to provide as many resources as possible for our blockchain clients and those investing in blockchain companies,” added Mr. Comstock, a partner in the FinTech & Blockchain Practice who works closely with the SEC on behalf of clients. Mr. Comstock moderated the CryptoLex panel “Trading Digital Assets,” which explored the market structure of the digital securities ecosystem, trading platforms for tokenized securities, broker-dealers, transfer agents and custody matters, among other things.
Murphy & McGonigle is steeped in knowledge of working with the regulatory community on behalf of clients. Twelve of its lawyers are former attorneys with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and three others previously served at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), including a Chief Trial Attorney in the Division of Enforcement.
Earlier this year, the Firm launched The Blockchain Law Center (www.blockchainlawcenter.com), a distinct website that serves as a comprehensive resource devoted to the legal and regulatory developments in blockchain and crypto assets. More recently, Murphy & McGonigle introduced a private Blockchain Litigation Database, which tracks for clients developments in civil litigation, regulatory enforcement proceedings and criminal cases in the U.S. related to cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications.
Murphy & McGonigle’s FinTech & Blockchain Practice also sponsors the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Hyperledger, and the CryptoMarketsWiki, which is published by John Lothian News.