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CKR Client Granted VA Disability Benefits for PTSD Related to Trauma of Sexual Harassment During Service

CKR Law LLP Government Enforcement and White Collar Investigations Practice Group Attorney Jill M. Williamson successfully represented pro bono a female veteran in veterans benefits case where the victim, a female veteran, was granted 70% disability for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from Military Sexual Trauma resulting from pervasive sexual harassment and hostile work conditions over the course of her 20+ years of service in the military.

CKR Law Managing Partner Jeffrey Rinde Named in 2018 Top 100 Lawyers

CKR Law LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Jeffrey Rinde, has been named in the 2018 edition of the Top 100 Lawyers. Top 100 Lawyers magazine is a legal industry specific publication featuring 100 top legal professionals from around the world and distributed in more than ninety countries.

“WOMEN ON THE BLOCK” DIVERSITY BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE: featuring only women as speakers and moderators

CKR Law LLP, CLC Advisors, LLC and First Point Ventures is pleased to announce the “Women on the Block” Blockchain Conference taking place at the Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, May 13, 2018 (Mother’s Day), the start of Blockchain Week NYC. The first of its kind event will feature blockchain industry leaders speaking on a variety of blockchain related topics with both male and…

Subpoena Do's and Don'ts

In the last few weeks the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued subpoenas to as many as 80 cryptocurrency companies.  There is every indication that the SEC is not done issuing subpoenas, nor focusing on companies and individuals involved in commercial activity involving blockchain and cryptocurrency.  The Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is also active in the blockchain…

The Real Estate Market in Atlanta

The Atlanta real estate market has been on the rise in the last few years as evidenced by the newest announcement by French Automaker Group PSA choosing its North American headquarters joining with Mercedes-Benz USA and Porsche North America which have North American headquarters in Atlanta. NCR recently opened its global headquarters in Mid-town Atlanta. The market continues to be hot.

Tezos in Turmoil as Project Faces In-Fighting, Token Distribution Delays

Tezos launched its ICO in July, 2017, and after raising $232mln, it became one of the most successful ICOs of the year, second only to Filecoin. At press time, it’s up 780% from its ICO price going for $4.16. Problem is, ICO participants can’t access their tokens. Sure, they’ve nearly recorded a ten-bagger from their original investment, but XTZ’s current price is based on pre-launch futures–not actual token trades.

Managing Partner of CKR Law LLP Jeffrey Rinde Accepted into Lawyers of Distinction

CKR Law LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Jeffrey Rinde, has been accepted as a member of the prestigious Lawyers of Distinction. Mr. Rinde was recognized for his excellence in International Law.

5 Years Later, Is It Time to Rethink the JOBS Act?

Signed into law in 2012, the JOBS Act (a misnomer from the beginning!) was intended to prop up the languishing IPO market. It created a class of companies (emerging growth companies) and offered them some relief from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), including a 5-year delay to comply with Section 404(b) of SOX unless certain other conditions are met.

SEC Chairman Issues Statement on Cryptocurrencies and SEC Halts Munchee Token Sale

On Monday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) or token sales concurrently with disclosure of an enforcement action against Munchee Inc., halting Munchee’s sale of tokens following the SEC’s finding that its sale of tokens constituted the unregistered offer and sale of securities. This CKR Client Alert will provide a brief overview of Chairman Clayton’s statement followed by a review of the Munchee action.

An Update on Cybersecurity Law Enforcement in China

Last week the Chinese government announced that it has imposed “maximum fines” on technology giants Baidu, Tencent and Sina Weibo for failing to adequately censor banned content on their websites.[1] The fines were issued pursuant to China’s recently implemented Cybersecurity Law.[2]