Ripple has seen a brand new addition to its authorized staff. In keeping with updates shared by Ripple fanatic and former federal prosecutor, James K. Filan, “Lawyer Bethan Rhian Jones has filed an utility to look and be a part of the Ripple Labs’ protection staff. Lawyer Jones is with Kellogg Hansen.”
A bio on lawyer Jones reads, “Bethan Jones joined Kellogg Hansen as an affiliate in 2018. Ms. Jones represents shoppers in complicated industrial litigation and has explicit expertise in antitrust, telecommunications, and False Claims Act instances. Earlier than becoming a member of Kellogg Hansen, Ms. Jones served as a legislation clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica on america Courtroom of Appeals for the Third Circuit.”
She can also be a co-author of two books about conflicts of legal guidelines. Bethan Jones may be thought of a robust addition, having dealt with complicated industrial litigation.
Ripple at the moment awaits key selections resembling that concerning the DPP and the attorney-client battle over former SEC official William Hinman’s paperwork.
If the SEC loses privilege points earlier than Decide Torres, James Ok. Filan predicts that there are possible possibilities that the company may attempt to file a movement for certification of an interlocutory attraction to the Second Circuit.
In July, Ripple added two Kellogg Hansen legal professionals to its staff to bolster its authorized staff. Kylie Chiseul Kim and Clayton J. Masterman, the 2 newly added attorneys, joined the authorized staff representing Ripple in its lawsuit in opposition to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Fee. Decide Analisa Torres additionally granted their respective motions for admission to observe professional hac vice within the case.
XRP was a high gainer within the week, outperforming high cryptocurrencies amid elevated optimism within the case.
Expressing optimistic expectations within the case, Garlinghouse expects that the case won’t go to trial as a result of he believes the decide has sufficient proof to resolve with out a jury. In an interview on Fox Enterprise, Garlinghouse says a decide, not a jury, will in the end resolve the Ripple-SEC lawsuit.