SEC Announces Penalties on First Cryptocurrency Fund

Part 1 – Introduction On September 11, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) announced “public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings” against Crypto Asset Management, LP (CAM) and Timothy Enneking (Enneking), the owner and manager of CAM. The ruling is notable as the Commission’s first order against a crypto-dominated investment fund, but also […]

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New Equity Crowdfunding Rules: Expanded Options for Intrastate Fundraising

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) of 2012 created the promise of widespread crowdfunding of new business ventures.  While non-equity crowdfunding options like Kickstarter and Indiegogo had been around for years, companies could not entice investors with a share of their businesses without completing extensive disclosures, limiting their offers to accredited investors, or […]

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Take Two on Disruptive Trading Rules: Comparing CME Rule 575 and ICE Rule 4.02

Ziliak Law's Doug Cahanin (Associate) and Zach Ziliak (Managing Partner) examine how ICE’s new anti-spoofing Rule 4.02(l) tracks—and differs from—CME’s earlier Rule 575.

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CME Rule 575: Disruptive Trading Practices Explained

Ziliak Law Associate Doug Cahanin, Founder of Derivatives Law  Blog, wrote this blog on disruptive trading practices on October 21, 2014. It is excerpted below, the full article is available by clicking "read more." Starting Point: The Commodity Exchange Act The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME”) recently issued a new rule, CME Rule 575, and an […]

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High-Frequency-Trading Litigation Presents Complex Issues for Experts

Managing Partner Zach Ziliak, with Brattle Group's Pavitra Kumar and Torben Voetmann, show why high-frequency trading litigation presents complex issues for experts.

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A Tale of Two Issues: Breaking Down the HFT Debate

Managing Partner Zach Ziliak has seen both sides of the HFT universe. A As a quant at an investment bank, he developed trading algorithms. As an attorney, he represents firms covering the whole Investment spectrum. As a participant in the AT 9000 initiative, he is working on the development of quality management standards for the […]

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Regulating Automated Trading

Ziliak Law Partner Zach Ziliak wrote a guest commentary on John Lothian News on 9/12/13; it is excerpted below. To read the full article, please click "read more." Guest Commentary: Regulating Automated Trading, Not Just Chilton’s Cheetahs The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee (CFTC TAC) met Thursday to address swap regulations and automated […]

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Regulation Ahead: Advice and Options for Automated and High-Frequency-Traders

Managing Partner Zach Ziliak surveys the state of play for automated, algorithmic, high-frequency, and quantitative traders in the U.S. regulatory environment. Highlights include recent actions taken by Congress and regulators, likely future regulation, and industry response.

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High Frequency Trading Rules: Three Part Harmony

Prior to opening Ziliak Law, Zach Ziliak was invited by Marketswiki.tv to speak on HFT practices in January 2013. The full article (excerpted below) and video is available by clicking "read more." High-frequency trading (HFT) has been in the financial press a lot over the past several years. From the Flash Crash of 2010 to the […]

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Featured Commentary: CFTC Technology Advisory Committee” Zachary Ziliak – November 2012

Managing Partner Zach Ziliak’s summary of, and commentary on, the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee meeting, October 30, 2012.

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