Ripple v. Bitstamp

Counsel for Bitstamp in the cutting edge crypto-currency litigation in federal court in the Northern District of California.  Bitstamp at the time (2015 and 2016) was the world’s largest crypto-currency exchange.  The litigation involved a federal court interpleader action regarding transactions by several crypto-currency founders including Jed McCaleb of Mt. Gox fame. (Ripple v. Bitstamp) This highly complex civil litigation on cutting edge crypto-currency issues also overlapped with white collar issues as some of the parties to the case were concurrently under federal criminal investigation for their activities in the crypto-currency industry.  This litigation involved the first time in history that an amount of crypto-currency was submitted to the possession of the federal court.  The case was settled favorably to Farella’s client.

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Eight Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, CA, August 20, 2020: Eight Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were listed in the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch . This recognition is awarded to attorneys who are earlier in...

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Farella Braun + Martel Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

SAN FRANCISCO, November 5, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across a number of practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® release of the “Best...

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Farella’s Aviva Gilbert Honored With WWCDA Catherine M. O’Neil Mentoring Award

SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Aviva J. Gilbert will be honored by the Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) with its Catherine...

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FCC Designates Huawei as National Security Threat

In the ongoing confrontation between the U.S. government and Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the U.S. has dealt another major blow. The Federal Communications Commission issued an order on June 30, effective immediately, declaring that...

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TikTok Sues Over Trump Order, Calls President’s Decision Political

Janice Reicher, co-chair of Farella's White Collar Defense and Internal Corporate Investigations Group, commented in the Daily Journal article, "TikTok Sues Over Trump Order, Calls President’s Decision Political."

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Conducting Internal Investigations: Latest Best Practices for Companies and Their Counsel

William Keane will moderate a panel on the latest best practices for companies and their counsel in conducting internal investigations. 

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Going it Alone: How to Manage Cybercrime Response With Less Government Help

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Recommended Practices for Conducting Internal Investigations

William Keane served as the chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Federal Criminal Procedure Committee, which drafted the white paper “ Recommended Practices for Conducting Internal Investigations ” published by the ACTL...

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Jurors, Justice and Technology

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WWCDA 2020 Virtual Awards Gala

Congratulations to Aviva Gilbert who will receive the Catherine M. O'Neil Mentoring Award at the WWCDA 2020 Virtual Awards Gala. WWCDA Awards recognize champions in White Collar Practice, including defense, government enforcement, investigations, and...

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