Broadcast Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have become one of the most promising financing instruments today. Because of its considerable advantages, more startup companies are utilizing ICOs for investment opportunities and capitalization. However, while this financing method continues to proliferate, risks of fraud and ICO manipulation must not be undermined. Thus, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also continues its heightened scrutiny on the ICO market.

Listen as corporate finance and corporate governance expert Simona Mola (Cornerstone Research) provides the audience with a comprehensive discussion of the latest regulatory trends and developments in ICO regulation. Simona will also cite common risks and compliance challenges and share practical ways to help companies ensure compliance.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

  • SEC Cryptocurrency Enforcement Activity
  • SEC Approach to ICOs
  • ICOs as Exempt Securities Offerings and Regulatory Debate
  • Future Trends and Conclusions


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Regulation


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE


Simona Mola, Senior Manager
Cornerstone Research

Simona Mola has two decades of experience in consulting, government, and academia. At Cornerstone Research, Dr. Mola conducts financial and economic analyses in complex commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. Prior to joining the private sector, Dr. Mola was assistant professor at Arizona State University and also served as assistant director and senior policy advisor at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At the SEC, she led and developed numerous economic analyses for high-profile rulemakings and policy projects related to corporate finance, disclosure requirements, capital formation, corporate governance, and executive compensation. Dr. Mola has expertise with economic issues involving cryptocurrency, blockchain use cases, and token economies. She regularly publishes in the space and has presented in numerous conferences.


Simona MolaSenior Manager

Cornerstone Research

  • SEC cryptocurrency enforcement: highlights from 8-year enforcement activity.
  • The Howey test and compliant ICOs: an economic analysis of the alternative mechanisms to raise capital.
  • Impact of recent regulatory changes on the development of ICOs as a capital formation mechanism and debate on an ICO safe harbor.
  • New administration: recent enforcement cases on ICOs and other priorities beyond ICOs.

Date & Time:

Friday, September 10, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Securities Lawyers
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Investors
  • Digital Finance Professionals
  • Financial Crime Attorneys & Consultants
  • In-house Counsel
  • Finance Risk and Compliance Executives


Simona MolaSenior Manager
Cornerstone Research



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