Hansen.Dax (c)Dax Hansen has an extensive background in payment systems and products, and he regularly resolves the related complex regulatory, consumer protection and business issues that arise. His practice emphasis includes IT, payments and international business transactions, including mobile financial services and m-commerce, online business, software and technology licensing, and Japanese business transactions. Dax’s clients include payment service providers, wireless carriers, online and physical retailers, social networking companies, online service providers, software application developers and hardware manufacturers.
Connery.Sean (c)Sean Connery represents corporate trust companies and departments of major banking institutions. He has represented corporate trust clients in a wide range of front-end transactions. Sean’s experience also includes representing corporate trust clients in their capacity as indenture trustee or agent in connection with bond and loan default scenarios and complex chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings. He has also developed a particular focus on advising trustees in connection with various issues arising under collateralized debt obligations, financial derivatives and structured finance transactions as a result of the recent financial crisis.
Cross.Andrew (c)Andrew Cross has deep experience in the investment management and derivatives transactional and regulatory practice areas. As part of his investment management practice, Andrew regularly advises mutual funds and their boards and investment advisers with respect to regulatory matters.
Cutler.Joe (c)Joseph Cutler’s litigation work focuses on combating cybercrime and enforcing website terms of use. In addition, he counsels clients on federal and state privacy and data security laws, consumer protection laws, and Internet laws. Joe manages a rapid response enforcement team to vigorously defend clients against illegal spamming, phishing, pretexting and other forms of malicious Internet behavior. In one matter, Joe successfully prosecuted and obtained a $711 million judgment against Sanford Wallace, the self-proclaimed “Spam King,” for attacking Facebook users.
KendraKendra Haar focuses on complex commercial litigation and on combating cybercrime and enforcing website terms of use. Kendra is a member of a rapid response enforcement team that vigorously defends clients against illegal spamming, phishing, pretexting, social engineering and other forms of malicious Internet behavior. Actions to prosecute individuals whose conduct interfere with client websites or Internet activity often include Internet forensic work, cease-and-desist actions and formal litigation. Kendra is involved with the firm’s Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency industry group, where she advises clients that deal with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to comply with financial services law.
Hody.Sarah (c)Sarah Hody focuses her practice on advising entrepreneurs, technology businesses, financial services companies, and innovators in the blockchain space. She has experience counseling on corporate structure matters such as entity formation and dissolution, state and federal regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and consumer-facing licensing and use agreements. She is also familiar with banking laws, bank services agreements, and financial services litigation.
Kanach.Jesse (c)Jesse Kanach is a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice, where he represents asset management firms on virtually all aspects of their investment business, including in connection with fund formation, M&A transactions, and as compliance counsel. Additionally, he advises institutional investors including private wealth management firms, sovereign wealth funds and family offices in assessing terms, negotiating side letters, and forming funds-of-one and other investment vehicles.
Miller.Keith (c)Keith Miller represents clients in high-profile litigations and investigations involving virtual currencies and decentralized crypto-currencies. A former SEC enforcement attorney, Keith focuses on federal and state investigations, white collar crime and complex civil litigation. His clients have included leading investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisers and commercial banks. Keith frequently represents clients in civil litigation and in investigations conducted by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, CFTC, State Attorney General Offices, Congressional committees and other regulatory agencies.
Moynihan.Molly (c)Molly Moynihan focuses her practice on investment management clients and serves as counsel to registered open-end investment companies, registered investment advisers, hedge funds and independent directors of fund complexes. She has in-depth experience with risk management issues, including those associated with portfolio management, valuation and cyberrisk. She has developed and provided counsel on adviser and fund compliance programs, most recently focusing on distribution and sub-TA. Molly also represents providers of political intelligence.
Ness.Lowell (c)Lowell Ness has considerable experience in securities law and corporate governance matters. His practice focuses on high-growth emerging companies and involves venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements. His clients range from startup companies in the earliest stages to well-established public companies, as well as private equity and venture capital funds. Lowell regularly acts as either company counsel or investors’ counsel in venture capital financings.
Syracuse.Dana (c)Dana Syracuse concentrates his practice in the blockchain, fintech, e-commerce and financial services sectors, working with clients on regulatory, business and product counseling, cyber and data security and enforcement concerns. Dana is the former associate general counsel for the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and a leading figure in the development of the country’s first comprehensive digital currency regulation.