This discussion panel will provide insights on the developing regulation of digital assets and activities of various actors in the crypto markets, as well as the government enforcement and litigation landscape. It will also introduce the principal issues pertaining to digital token valuation, virtual asset accounting and emerging cyber risks in cryptocurrencies.
Boris Richard is a Managing Director in FTI Consulting Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Washington DC. At FTI, Dr. Richard focuses on cryptocurrencies, blockchain economics, initial coin offerings, STOs and digital token valuation and performance. He has a thorough understanding of the evolving regulatory and enforcement framework for cryptocurrencies and digital assets in the U.S. and abroad, the ongoing securities industry efforts in applying blockchain technology to the issuance and trading of traditional securities, as well as a comprehensive perspective on the emerging private litigation involving ICOs and digital tokens. He is actively involved in public discussions, blockchain events, panel presentations, education and publishing on the issues of cryptocurrencies and crypto regulation. Dr. Richard complements his expertise in cryptocurrencies with 23 years of experience in fixed income capital markets and economic and litigation consulting in the areas of bond trading, mortgage-backed and structured finance securities, and fixed income derivatives. He has extensive expertise in rates products, Treasury and Eurodollar futures, interest rate derivatives and agency and private-label RMBS as a sell-side market strategist, bond trader and a buy-side hedge fund quantitative portfolio manager.
Keith Miller is the Managing Partner of Perkin Coie’s New York office. He is a former SEC enforcement attorney whose practice focuses on investigations and white collar crime matters, as well as related complex civil litigation. Keith's clients vary widely from representing early stage cryptocurrency-related companies and their founders to some of the world’s leading financial institutions, to liquidators and receivers. Keith has been representing cryptocurrency-related companies since 2012, when he represented one of the first US digital currency exchanges. Following his representation of the exchange, Keith helped establish Perkin Coie’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group, which is regarded as one of the top practices in the US. Keith has been instrumental in shaping industry-related legislation, appearing before the SEC, DOJ, Washington and New York state regulators, as well as Canada’s Senate Committee of Banking, Trade and Commerce. He currently represents over a dozen companies in connection with investigations and litigations, including ICO companies, trading platforms, private funds and selling agents.