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Butzel Long hosts May 25 webinar on the Dark Side of Crypto: Navigating Cybersecurity Incidents and Ransom Demands

May 20, 2021
DETROIT, Mich. – Despite the positive impact and promise of digital assets, history has shown this technology can be used to facilitate illegal activity. In particular, digital assets are often in the news for their connection to high-profile data breaches or ransomware events, with bad actors demanding payment in Bitcoin or Monero. With the recent uptick in ransomware events, industry experts are now calling for additional efforts to regulate digital asset markets, and government agencies are sharing analytic tools that track cryptocurrency payments.

Butzel Long is hosting a free webinar titled, “The Dark Side of Crypto: Navigating Cybersecurity Incidents and Ransom Demands,” from 12-1 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Presenters will discuss practical guidance for businesses regarding this issue, and offer suggestions on how to prepare for, deal with, and remediate a cybersecurity event. To register online, visit

Featured speakers include:

• William J. Kraus represents individuals and businesses involved in governmental and regulatory investigations, U.S. state and federal litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. He concentrates his practice on disputes relating to the financial industry, with a particular focus on legal and regulatory issues related to digital assets and blockchain technology.

• Claudia Rast is Practice Department Chair of the Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology Group. Blending her expertise in law, business, and science, she assists companies in their strategic choice and use of technology. She counsels companies both large and small on innovative and emerging issues in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, data theft, intellectual property licensing and registration, and the forensic preservation and analysis of electronically stored information.

• Scott Bailey is a forensic expert and Managing Partner, N1 Discovery, a leader in the fields of Digital Forensics, eDiscovery and Cyber Security.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: