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On The Brink with Castle Island

Apr 13, 2020

Brian Klein, trial attorney at Baker Marquart, joins the show. Brian has represented clients in the crypto industry since 2014 and has been involved in some of the most impactful cases in that time. In this episode:

  • How he got his start at the San Jose bitcoin conference in 2013
  • Representing Erik Voorhees in a case relating to SatoshiDice
  • Whether the SEC has provided sufficient clarity on the application of the Howey test to token issuance
  • Brian's view on the Hinman guidance on the security to commodity transmutation
  • Brian's take on the SAFT
  • Brian's take on disclosure in the industry
  • The little-known variables that affect sentencing outcomes in criminal cases
  • Brian's experiencing representing Marcus Hutchins
  • Why Brian allocates so much time and effort to pro bono cases