Unpacking the Knowns and Unknowns of Handling Crypto Disputes: The Newest Lessons Learned for Practitioners – and What it Takes to Recover for Your Client

June 13, 2023 12:00pm

Sophie Eyre
Bird & Bird LLP (GBR)

Dani Haston
Head of Global Asset Management
Chainalysis, Inc. (USA)

Evelyn Baltodano-Sheehan
Kobre & Kim (USA)

Richard Weber
Winston & Strawn LLP

A lot has been said about the high-tech nature of blockchain and cryptocurrency; and has created numerous challenges for fraud and asset recovery practitioners – particularly around the standard suite of relief for fraud victims. The unknowns and new lessons in crypto fraud and asset tracing expand every day, and as you expand your practice and expertise, you cannot afford to fall behind in this emerging area of law.

In addition, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the underlying substantive crypto claims relating to fraud, where there arguably remain more questions than answers. Join this session to take a deeper dive into crypto disputes and consider issues such as:

  • The types of substantive claims relating to crypto fraud, the potential pitfalls and strategic considerations
  • How fraudsters are using blockchain to conceal their activity and evade detection
  • How crypto fraudsters commonly seek to off-board fraudulently obtained crypto or fiat
  • The court’s powers in multiple jurisdictions to recognize and ID crypto asset owners; and how they can trace and transfer ownership
  • Understanding some of the unique and advanced types of crypto fraud; including: scam ICO’s, pump and dump schemes, exit scams, phishing and advanced ponzi shemes
  • The best strategies for serving freezing orders and injunctions against unknown individuals and organizations
  • The known unknowns in crypto disputes that will impact fraud claims: good faith, money vs commodity, DAOs, flash loan exploits and more