Ripple has recently welcomed a new member to its legal department. As per the updates given by Ripple enthusiast and ex-federal prosecutor, James K. Filan, “Attorney Bethan Rhian Jones has filed an application to appear and join the Ripple Labs’ defense team. Attorney Jones is with Kellogg Hansen.”
An article based on attorney Jones mentioned, “Bethan Jones joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2018. Ms. Jones represents clients in complex commercial litigation and has particular experience in antitrust, telecommunications, and False Claims Act cases. Before joining Kellogg Hansen, Ms. Jones served as a law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.”
She has even played as a co-author in 2 books themed on the conflicts of laws. Bethan Jones might prove to be a strong introduction since she has handled complicated commercial litigation before.
Ripple presently is waiting for certain major decisions for example those related to the DPP and the attorney-client battle in opposition to the ex-SEC member William Hinman’s documents.
If the SEC seems to be failing to make an impression in court before the judge, James K. Filan claims that there is a probability that the firm might try to issue a motion for certification of an interlocutory appeal to the Second Circuit.
In July this year, Ripple introduced two Kellogg Hansen advocates to its company to support its legal team. Kylie Chiseul Kim and Clayton J. Masterman, the two recently included lawyers, shook hands with the legal team acting for Ripple in its court case opposing the U.S. SEC. Judge Analisa Torres also permitted their respective motions for admission to practice pro hac vice in the case.
Ripple was a major profiter lately, outshining several highly positioned crypto firms along with an increase in positivity in the lawsuit.
Following such optimistic outcomes from the case, Garlinghouse believes that the case will not face trial as he predicts that the judge will find enough witnesses to pass the verdict without a jury. During an interview on Fox Business, Garlinghouse mentions that the judge, not the jury, will, at last, give the final verdict on the Ripple-SEC case.
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