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Education

  • University of Connecticut, B.A. (2011)
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (2014)

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  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Languages

  • Spanish

Jorge Pesok

Counsel
New York
jpesok@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.803.4073
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Jorge Pesok is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and Blockchain and Digital Assets practices in the New York office.

Jorge’s practice focuses on the legal and regulatory issues faced by emerging and established companies. This includes representing financial institutions, technology companies, digital asset trading platforms, and individuals in a variety of regulatory, compliance, and litigation matters. His work includes representing clients in enforcement and litigation matters before the SEC, DOJ, CFTC, and CME. Jorge also counsels blockchain and distributed ledger technology clients on the application of federal and state securities, commodities, and money transmission laws.

A decorated veteran, Jorge served on active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. Jorge retired from the U.S. Army National Guard in 2014 after serving eight years in the Judge Advocate General Corps and obtaining the rank of sergeant.

While in law school, Jorge was a member of the Maynard Pirsig Moot Court. Jorge also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Richard H. Kyle of the U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a blockchain-based distributed computing platform that issued a native digital token in a securities class action lawsuit filed in New York alleging violations of the U.S. securities laws.
  • Represented a distributed ledger technology company as part of an informal inquiry into its private and public token offerings.
  • Counseled a digital asset trading platform and other entities that utilize blockchain and related novel technologies on the application of federal and state securities and transmission laws.
  • Developed AML / Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) / Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance policies and procedures for a digital asset trading platform.
  • Drafted and implemented a digital asset token review protocol to reduce the risk of listing unregistered securities.
  • Advised a digital asset trading platform on its terms of service.
  • Represented a national accounting firm in connection with investigations by the CFTC, DOJ, NY AG, and others.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in FCPA investigations in India.
  • Represented an ETF promoter in an SEC investigation regarding various trading and ‘40 Act issues.
  • Represented a publicly held manufacturer and distributor of wood and wood products in connection with investigations by DOJ and SEC.
  • Represented an employee of a publicly traded company in an investigation by the SEC into misstated earnings.
  • Represented a broker-dealer in an arbitration related to excessive mark-ups on fixed income securities transactions.
  • Represented a multinational bank in a CME investigation regarding alleged spoofing by one of its traders.
  • Represented an individual in a CME investigation regarding alleged spoofing.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.



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