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Cryptocurrency Investment Firms and Hedge Funds Legal Counsel

2022-03-29T18:06:40+00:00March 23rd, 2022|General Counsel|

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The cryptocurrency industry has experienced pivotal growth. Over the last few years, several cryptocurrency investment firms and hedge funds have been the largest players supporting this growth. In-house legal teams of these investment firms play a […]

OpenSea Employee Admits Insider Trading of NFTs

2022-03-29T17:57:27+00:00March 18th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Most people think of insider trading as trading company stocks based on confidential or non-public information. However, insider trading also extends to the world of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Unfortunately, OpenSea […]

Healthcare Law: The Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act

2022-03-29T17:49:04+00:00March 17th, 2022|General Counsel|

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The federal government heavily regulates healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Regulation involves several complex laws. Many of these laws target fraud and abuse by healthcare providers and industry players. They are […]

General Counsel Sydney Brie Schaub Works with Visionary CEOs

2022-03-14T21:36:42+00:00March 14th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Sydney Brie Schaub has gleaned some unique insights from serving as general counsel of several high-profile companies across a range of industries. She has also learned what it takes to work effectively with visionary CEOs and […]

Contemporary Art Gallery Hires GC as it Expands Digital Art Offerings

2022-03-10T22:11:23+00:00March 10th, 2022|General Counsel|

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The Pace Gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery, has hired a new general counsel as it expands its digital offerings. The gallery, which has outposts around the world, hired Halie Klein for the role. Prior […]

Disney New General Counsel to Guide Future Growth

2022-03-08T20:08:49+00:00March 7th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Horacio Gutierrez began his position as General Counsel for Disney in February 2022. He brings a wealth of experience from technology behemoths Spotify and Microsoft. Gutierrez’s legal background will be an asset as the media entertainment […]

GE Healthcare Hires New General Counsel as it Prepares for Spinoff

2022-03-03T22:18:34+00:00March 3rd, 2022|General Counsel|

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GE Healthcare is the healthcare division of the industrial conglomerate General Electric. It has hired Frank Jimenez as its new general counsel. Mr. Jimenez was formerly general counsel of Raytheon Technologies. He is onboarding at a […]

Celsius Network, A Cryptocurrency Lending Platform, Hires GC

2022-02-28T22:03:02+00:00February 28th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending company, is among a recent wave of crypto companies that are bolstering their legal departments with corporate law firm hires. Celsius Networks seeks to expand its financial services […]

Cryptocurrency Exchange FTX.U.S. Hires New General Counsel

2022-03-04T06:07:37+00:00February 23rd, 2022|General Counsel|

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FTX, a Bahamas-based cryptocurrency exchange founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, hit a $32 billion valuation. The valuation is even more eye-popping because Bankman-Fried started the company less than three years ago.

Amid the cryptocurrency exchange’s rapid growth and […]

Clean Energy Company Intersect Power Hires Chief Legal Officer

2022-03-04T20:08:14+00:00February 21st, 2022|Environmental & Energy, General Counsel|

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Intersect Power, a clean energy technology company that aims to provide low-carbon solutions at scale, hired a new Chief Legal Officer. In January 2022, the company announced that John Cook, a former law firm partner, […]

Crypto Startup Injective, Backed by Mark Cuban, Hires General Counsel

2022-02-23T21:54:23+00:00February 17th, 2022|General Counsel, Start Ups|

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The decentralized derivatives exchange Injective Protocol joins a wave of other crypto startups who have bolstered their legal departments with lawyers from top international firms. Injective is backed by several-profile crypto investment firms, crypto exchanges, […]

SEC Seeks Increased Disclosure Standards for Large Private Companies

2022-02-08T22:21:26+00:00February 8th, 2022|General Counsel|

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US regulators plan to increase the transparency of business practices at large private companies by pushing for stricter disclosure rules. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is preparing new rules. They […]

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Encourage Real Estate Investing

2022-02-25T21:43:58+00:00February 7th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Real estate investment trusts, known as REITs, facilitate investors’ exposure to different types of real estate investments. By purchasing shares in a REIT, investors can gain investment income generated by certain properties.

Historically, […]

Kardashian and Other Celebrities Sued Over Crypto Promotion

2022-02-23T22:14:43+00:00February 3rd, 2022|General Counsel|

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Kim Kardashian has one of the largest social media followings in the world, so her posts carry weight. Her statements related to EthereumMax, a digital token, have resulted in a lawsuit. […]

Islamic Finance Under Sharia Law: An Introduction

2022-02-02T21:09:01+00:00February 2nd, 2022|General Counsel|

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Islamic finance refers to financing activities that must be compliant with Sharia law, also known as Islamic law. The Islamic finance sector is growing rapidly. Today, financial institutions in the Islamic world oversee more than $2 […]

The DRIP (Dividend Reinvestment Plan): An Introduction

2022-01-27T22:24:49+00:00January 27th, 2022|General Counsel|

A dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) is a program that helps investors buy more company stock shares by reinvesting the cash they earn from its dividend payments. DRIPs help investors take advantage of compounding returns and potentially purchase company stock […]

Lordstown Motors Recruits Top M&A Lawyer as New General Counsel

2022-01-20T20:50:32+00:00January 20th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Lordstown Motors is an electric vehicle maker that seeks to rival Tesla, Rivian, and Nikola. It recently hired top mergers and acquisitions lawyer Melissa Leonard as its new general counsel. Melissa Leonard […]

Text Messages and Emails: Discoverable in Litigation?

2022-01-30T19:36:00+00:00January 10th, 2022|General Counsel|

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In this digitally connected age, there is a routine casualness to sending text messages, social media direct messages, and emails. However, courts are heavily scrutinizing many digital communications that initially seemed harmless.

Upon the filing of a […]

Gucci America General Counsel Jumps to Apparel Startup CreateMe

2022-01-26T22:13:19+00:00December 30th, 2021|General Counsel|

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House of Gucci is a new movie starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver. This headline-stealing Hollywood film profiles the Italian family behind the Gucci fashion empire and casts a light on the glamour and drama inside […]

Real Estate Startup Reali Hires First Ever Chief Legal Officer

2022-01-26T22:13:59+00:00December 29th, 2021|General Counsel, Start Ups|

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Reali, a real estate and fintech startup, hired Delma Locke as its first ever Chief Legal Officer. Ms. Locke was formerly the associate general counsel at Uber Technologies. She assumed the Chief Legal Officer position […]

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