Jeffrey Berns

Attorney, ETHNews

Jeffrey K. Berns is the Managing Partner and head of the Los Angeles office for Berns Weiss Inc. Over the course of his 25-year legal career, he has tenaciously fought for the rights of consumers, concentrating his practice on consumer lending and consumer fraud class actions. Among his other accomplishments, he led a group of 20 law firms that prosecuted cutting-edge class action cases against financial institutions, such as Countrywide, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase, concerning destructive negative amortization loans that unknowingly caused borrowers to assume tens of thousands of dollars of additional debt. These efforts led to settlements comprising hundreds of millions of dollars in cash payments and substantial loan modification relief. Visit www.law111.com for more info.

ethereum hard fork litigation
July 20th 2016
Litigation Resulting from Ethereum Hard Fork Unlikely
Today the Ethereum community reached a consensus and implemented a successful “hard fork” of the Ethereum blockchain, which provides for the return of funds that were previously lost as a result of the exploitation of the DAO. There will unlikely be any legal consequences resulting from the implementation of this hard fork.
virtual currency legislation
July 13th 2016
Virtual Currency Legislation on the Horizon
The US government has provided guidance on the treatment of virtual currencies, which has resulted in controversy. However, new legislation is on the horizon which will have a positive effect on Ether and Bitcoin prices.
DAO hack
June 17th 2016
Ethereum Blockchain is Safe Despite the DAO Hack
Weighing in on the DAO Hack: This hack only impacts the DAO, and not the Ethereum blockchain. The blockchain does not have the same vulnerabilities as the DAO, but we as a community, need to decide how best to respond to this situation.
   

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