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Charles J. Berk focuses his practice on government investigations, securities and commodities fraud, antitrust law, cryptocurrency, and white collar criminal defense. With both civil and criminal law experience, Charles counsels clients on a variety of matters ranging from criminal fraud allegations to complex commercial litigation. Charles represents a variety of clients including public and private companies, cryptocurrency businesses, senior officers, directors, and managers, and other individuals facing risks of government investigation, criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement and prosecution, related civil litigation, and in matters requiring complex internal investigations. His recent work includes white collar defense representations, including persuading the S.D.N.Y. to dismiss its securities fraud indictment against a public company’s CFO in United States v. Pappagallo.

On July 13, 2023, in a highly anticipated decision for the cryptocurrency industry, a Southern District of New York court granted in part and denied in part the parties’ cross

Continue Reading SEC v. Ripple Labs, Inc., et al.: A Turning Point in Cryptocurrency Jurisprudence?

On Nov. 7, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire granted the Securities and Exchange Commission’s motion for summary judgment in SEC v. LBRY, Inc.

Continue Reading SEC v. LBRY, Inc.: The SEC’s Latest Crypto Victory

In March 2020, a Southern District of New York court issued a significant decision in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Telegram Group Inc. et al., strengthening the U.S. government’s
Continue Reading Another Significant Cryptocurrency Decision: SEC v. Kik Interactive Inc. and Token Offerings Under the Securities Laws