5 Tips For Tech Companies To Avoid SEC Scrutiny

Law360 (January 24, 2019, 2:34 PM EST) -- The nation's top securities regulator has set its sights on Silicon Valley in recent months, going after initial coin offerings and cybersecurity issues in a way that underscores the need for tech companies that cater to investors to have strong compliance programs, experts say.

Cryptocurrency has proven to be an especially thorny issue for the regulators. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has largely treated initial coin offerings as securities that are subject to the relevant federal laws, even as the question is litigated in federal courts. Meanwhile, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has asked the public for feedback to...

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