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SEC Guidance on Liability for Compliance and Legal Personnel 2014


Speaker(s): Kenneth J. Berman, Lee A. Schneider
Recorded on: Jan. 17, 2014
PLI Program #: 54888

Lee A. Schneider is global General Counsel at Block.One, the world’s largest blockchain developer and author of the EOSIO software. Schneider is responsible for all of the company’s legal affairs and will be involved in its proactive regulatory and compliance initiatives.

He joined Block.One after leading the blockchain practices at two major international firms, most recently McDermott Will & Emery. While at McDermott, Lee led both the Fintech and broker dealer practices.

Lee has been recognized as one of the leading voices in blockchain related regulation and compliance, and has played a role in structuring several of the largest and most successful blockchain-related projects.

Schneider co-hosts Appetite for Disruption, a bi-weekly FinTech podcast with former SEC Commissioner Troy Paredes, and has contributed to the global-leading guidance, “A Securities Law Framework for Blockchain Tokens” developed by Coinbase.

Mr. Schneider holds a Juris Doctor degree from American University’s Washington College of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan.


Kenneth J. Berman is a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and a member of the firm’s Investment Management and Financial Institutions Groups. His practice focuses on investment management regulatory issues and related corporate and securities law matters. Prior to joining Debevoise, Ken was Associate Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers, Subcommittee on Private Investment Entities), the District of Columbia Bar and the New York City Bar Association (Investment Management Regulation Committee). Ken was the co-editor of International Survey of Investment Adviser Regulation (3rd ed.).  He is an adjunct professor of law in Georgetown University’s LLM program.  He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review; he received his B.A. from Dickinson College.