Joseph A. Valenti with K&L Gates to Speak at TKG’s Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding

Joseph A. Valenti, Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist with K&L Gates will speak at TKG's Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding on January 27, 2017

Online PR News – 13-January-2017 – New York – The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Joseph A. Valenti, Attorney, K&L Gates will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding: What to Watch For in 2017.” This event is scheduled for January 27, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

Marketplace lending and crowdfunding are methods of raising capital on the internet without recourse to banks or other traditional lenders. These peer-to-peer arrangements also allow investors to pool their risk by distributing their loans in small amounts to a multitude of borrowers. While usually done on user-friendly platforms or through social networking, these forms of lending carry their own special risks, and deciding which loans are safe and likely to produce good returns takes savvy and a set of analytical tools. Further, as these methods become more and more prevalent, regulatory agencies may soon act to impose rules.

This two-hour course will give individual and institutional investors an overview of peer-to-peer lending and the legal issues surrounding it. A panel of key thought leaders and professionals will walk through the various processes, identifying potential hazards along the way. Also to be covered is compliance with requirements of the JOBS Act and Securities and the Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as management of associated costs.

About Joseph A. Valenti

Joe Valenti is a lawyer in the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates, a Global 20 law firm. He was a counterterrorism analyst under the Bush Administration after 9/11 and is a Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist. Now routinely representing Fortune 500 companies and other entities, Mr. Valenti focuses his law practice on regulatory compliance, internal investigations, and litigation defense in the financial-services and information-technology industries. He has advised on legal issues related to terrorist financing, money laundering, cybercrime, fraud, unfair/deceptive business practices, and intellectual property. He has investigated or litigated cases involving the FBI, SEC, IRS, FRB, FinCEN, USPIS, DHS, FTC, corresponding foreign and state agencies, and internal whistleblowers. Before his career in government service and law, Mr. Valenti spent over seven years working as a computer technician and programmer with various private employers. Drawing from this prior experience, he has written extensively on the evolving regulations and compliance standards governing marketplace lending.

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