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David G. Adams of Clifford Chance

David G. Adams

David G. Adams is a senior associate in Clifford Chance’s Financial Services Regulatory Group. His practice focuses on cross-border financial services regulatory and enforcement work involving both traditional and digital assets. David is also a member of Clifford Chance’s US and Global Fintech Groups, and he regularly presents on and has authored and co-authored pieces on the intersection of digital assets with existing financial regulatory frameworks.

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Clifford Chance Clifford Chance a Gold Corporate Member of Security Token Academy

Clifford Chance is one of the world's elite law firms, with over 3,200 legal resources delivering innovative solutions to emerging fintech companies and leading financial institutions in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Aryeh Friedman of SeedInvest

Aryeh Friedman

An entrepreneur at heart, Aryeh enjoys learning how startups operate and leverage technology in creative ways to craft a successful business model. Prior to joining SeedInvest, Aryeh worked at FINRA where he reviewed hundreds of IPO's, follow-on, and secondary offerings. During law school Aryeh worked at FINRA, the FDIC, USAO, New York Attorney General's Office and the New York State Supreme Court. Aryeh enjoys traveling to Israel and is especially interested in the Israeli startup and biotech scene. Aryeh graduated magna cum laude from Queens College with a B.B.A. in Corporate Finance and cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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SeedInvest SeedInvest a Gold Corporate Member of Security Token Academy

SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform that provides individual investors with access to pre-vetted startup investment opportunities. SeedInvest has funded over 150 startups and boasts a rapidly growing network of over 200,000 investors. SeedInvest has had over 30,000 startups apply to raise capital since inception and has accepted less than 1% of those companies to feature on the platform. All securities-related activity is conducted by SI Securities, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of SeedInvest, and a registered broker-dealer, and member FINRA/SIPC.

Jason P. Gottlieb of Morrison Cohen

Jason P. Gottlieb

Jason is a Partner in the Firm’s Business Litigation Department and Chair of the White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement practice group. His practice focuses on regulatory enforcement, litigation, and arbitration relating to securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, futures and derivatives, and structured finance.

Jason is the principal author of the MoCo Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker, and was named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of 2018 Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech Trailblazers. He has been widely quoted for his expertise in the media, including CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Law, Fortune, the National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Real Deal, and many more.

Jason has defended corporate entities, individual officers and directors, and employees in dozens of investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the SEC, CFTC, Department of Justice, New York Attorney General’s Office, FINRA, ICE, CME, NYMEX, Arca, and other governmental and self-regulatory agencies. In each matter, Jason brings a practical, business-friendly approach to protecting his client’s interests, both economic and reputational, by quickly getting to the bottom of an issue and, where practical, negotiating a favorable resolution. When necessary, Jason is fully ready to litigate, and has done so – for example, winning dismissal of an SEC case in federal district court, a victory later sustained by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jason regularly advises U.S. and foreign companies on blockchain and cryptocurrency law relating to token offerings and regulatory risk issues, and more broadly, provides specialized and tailored compliance training on U.S. securities and commodities regulations to corporate clients worldwide.

In Jason’s litigation practice, he regularly defends securities issuers, trading companies, cryptocurrency and other blockchain companies, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, real estate entities, banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, and individuals in a host of different areas, including securities, EB5 financing, real estate, structured transactions, partnership disputes, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining Morrison Cohen, Jason was an attorney at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Before becoming a lawyer, Jason worked at a Japanese internet services company in Tokyo.

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Morrison Cohen LLP Jason P. Gottlieb a Professional Member of Security Token Academy

Morrison Cohen is a law firm that is built to service the middle market. We offer our clients deep experience and senior attorney attention at rational billing rates. We provide a full array of highly sophisticated corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, business litigation, real estate, tax, bankruptcy and restructuring, compensation, benefits and employment, and other commercial, transactional, and individual client legal services.

Robin Sosnow of Sosnow & Associates PLLC

Robin Sosnow

Ms. Sosnow, principal of Sosnow and Associates PLLC, owns and operates an innovative, boutique legal practice in New York City. Her firm’s mission is to support the next generation of entrepreneurs with quality and cost-effective legal services. Robin is passionate about the power of technology in law and business and brings her enthusiasm and focus to each client’s matters. In her practice, her core focus is to service issuers, platforms and broker-dealers in the equity crowdfunding industry. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is Robin’s sixth sense.

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Sosnow & Associates PLLC Robin Sosnow a Professional Member of Security Token Academy

Sosnow & Associates PLLC is a boutique corporate and securities law firm based in New York City. Our Firm represents U.S. and foreign startups, emerging growth companies, internet-based investment platforms, Title III Funding Portals, and broker-dealers. We assist our clientele from inception through seed stage and series financings to exit. Further, our Firm offers a growing and comprehensive blockchain practice, within which we assist with digital securities offerings and ongoing regulatory compliance matters.