On September 29, 2020, Davis Polk partner Robert Cohen and counsel Linda Chatman Thomsen will speak at Practising Law Institute’s “Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2020” webcast. Cohen will speak on the “Emerging Technology – Crypto Assets; Big and New Forms of Data; and Regulatory Issues” panel. Topics discussed will include:

  • Crypto Funds and Trading Crypto Assets
  • Regulatory issues confronting cryptocurrencies
  • Expanded capacity of regulators to use big and alternative data in investigations
  • Compliance issues accompanying the use of data vendors, use of big data and new types of expert networks

Thomsen will speak on the “Private Fund Enforcement Investigations in the Post-COVID Environment – What to Expect and How Best to Defend” panel. Topics discussed will include:

  • Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis and how they translate to COVID
  • Insider trading and communications with corporate executives, political and government experts, and public representatives
  • Changes in investment strategies and unique opportunity allocations
  • Valuation policies and methodology changes
  • Redemption issues

For more information, please visit the webcast website.