New York, NY, December 23, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Richard B. Levin of BakerHostetler will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Crowdfunding through Funding Portals: What You Need to Know.” This event is scheduled for March 19, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2014_Funding_Portals.html
About Richard B. Levin
Richard Levin's practice focuses on the representation of early stage and publicly traded companies in the financial services industry, including broker-dealers, alternative trading systems (ATSs), hedge funds, and exchanges. He has served in senior legal, business and compliance positions in publicly traded and privately held financial services firms. Before joining Baker he served as the Global Head of Product Development for Compliance and Operations for Deutsche Bank. He has also played a leadership role in the launch of several joint ventures of leading investment banks, including serving as the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary to the board of directors of EquiLend and BIDS Trading. Mr. Levin began his career on Wall Street by serving as the General Counsel of one of the original Electronic Communications Networks, and as Assistant General Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Officer for Knight Capital Group, the leading Nasdaq market maker.
Mr. Levin is a member of the Entrepreneurship Initiative Advisory Board of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship of the University of Colorado and is a frequent speaker on various securities and regulatory matters, including the JOBS Act.
BakerHostetler is among the nation's 100 largest law firms with more than 800 attorneys coast to coast, delivering the highest quality legal counsel on the most complex and critical issues facing clients today. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Costa Mesa, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando and Washington, D.C. Its five primary practice groups are Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax.
On October 23, 2013, a proposal issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may significantly alter how companies approach crowdfunding. The proposal aims to allow non-accredited investors invest in startups and small businesses through SEC-registered funding portals.
In this 2-hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help you understand the critical elements of the proposal and its potential effects on companies’ crowdfunding practices.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
• General Standards of the Proposed Rule
• Funding Portal Application
• Funding Portal Conduct
• Funding Portal Compliance
• Investigations and Sanctions
• Arbitration and Mediation: Funding Portal Rule 1200
• Up-to-minute regulatory updates
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org