Litigation Practice

In the rapidly evolving landscape of digital assets, our Litigation Practice Group offers our clients comprehensive practical and dynamic legal strategies for businesses, investors, and consumers facing novel and complex legal challenges.

We handle cases involving fraud, hacking incidents, ICO (Initial Coin Offering) disputes, and compliance with regulatory standards set by financial authorities. Our goal is to safeguard our clients’ businesses and ensure fair dealings within the cryptocurrency market. Our firm also represents clients of all sizes in business disputes involving blockchain technology and claims for breach of contract, negligence, fraud, private rights of action under securities and commodities laws, and various other claims. We regularly protect our clients’ intellectual property against unauthorized use, copying, or theft. This includes litigation related to software, digital media, NFTs, and other intellectual property in the digital realm.

Our approach is characterized by a deep understanding of both the technology underlying digital assets and the legal landscape affecting them. We combine rigorous legal strategy with a proactive stance on emerging legal issues in the digital asset space, ensuring our clients are well-represented in both current and future disputes.

Key Representative Matters

  • Multi-Million Dollar Award and Negotiated Settlement Against Cryptocurrency Exchange
    • Successfully represented multiple victims against U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange for loss of millions of dollars’ worth of bitcoin
  • Defended blockchain gaming company selling NFTs in consumer action
    • Successfully defended blockchain gaming company in consumer action and negotiated settlement without payment of monetary damages by defendant

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Litigation Insights

SEC Alleges NFTs Are Securities In Two Recent Enforcement Actions

It’s September 2023, and the SEC has come for NFTs. Last month, the SEC announced a $6 million settlement with Impact Theory LLC in connection with its unregistered offering and sale of NFTs in which it raised approximately $30 million for the development of its media business. On September 13th, the SEC fined SC2, the entity behind the popular and celebrity-backed web series Stoner Cats, ...
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The Ripple Effect:  Four Key Takeaways from Ripple’s Win Against the SEC

By: Rick Tapia, Andrew Bull, and Tyler Harttraft In a landmark decision on July 13, 2023, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York brought a semblance of regulatory clarity for the blockchain industry.[1] The case, initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), centers around Ripple’s digital token, XRP, as ...
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SEC Sues Coinbase: Summary and Takeaways

On June 6, 2023, the SEC filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York against Coinbase, Inc. (Coinbase), and Coinbase Global, Inc. (CGI), alleging a number of violations of the US federal securities laws (the Coinbase Complaint)[1] that are substantially similar to those alleged in the complaint filed just one day prior against Binance. Allegations 1. Operation of an ...
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