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Interest in cryptocurrencies has climbed sharply in recent years. In all probability, the role of cryptocurrencies will grow even larger in the years ahead. Regrettably, however, the SEC, FINRA, and other regulatory authorities are becoming increasingly aggressive in the cryptocurrency sector.

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If your cryptocurrency dealings are the subject of a regulatory investigation, contact Chris Bebel. Mr. Bebel is a former SEC attorney who has repeatedly distinguished himself. Further, Mr. Bebel appreciates and understands the manner in which a regulatory investigation can lead to a criminal indictment, in that he previously served as a federal prosecutor, where he concentrated on white collar crime. Indeed, the FBI even flew him to its training headquarters to tutor FBI agents on the intricacies of securities fraud cases.

If regulators are targeting your cryptocurrency dealings, put Chris Bebel’s knowledge, skill, and experience to work for you. By vigorously fighting to advance the interests of his clients, Mr. Bebel has developed a splendid reputation.

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Mr. Bebel, a published scholar who has lectured across the nation, possesses a structural advantage. In that sense, he stands apart from other lawyers – as demonstrated by the extent to which leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times have turned to him for his insights and commentary.

Regardless of whether your conduct has drawn the attention of securities industry regulators or law enforcement personnel, reach out to Chris Bebel. He is a seasoned attorney who has achieved impressive victories while battling to protect client interests. To be sure, Mr. Bebel cannot offer any guarantees; no reputable lawyer would do so. Nonetheless, he pledges to do his best to serve as a tenacious advocate – and advance your rights.

All people are equal before the law, but a good attorney can make a big difference.

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Chris Bebel


Mr. Bebel earned an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, cum laude (top 5%), and obtained a B.S. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

Mr. Bebel previously served as an attorney for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (Division of Enforcement) and the NASD (n/k/a FINRA) (Division of Enforcement), where he was on the subcommittee that prepared the Sanction Guidelines. For approximately seven years, Mr. Bebel prosecuted securities law offenses and other white collar crimes while working as an Assistant United States Attorney. After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota, Mr. Bebel continued to work on securities fraud cases after being asked to serve as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota, thereafter retained him as a consulting expert on securities matters. Mr Bebel has been published through LSU; Texas Tech University; West Virginia University; and PLI, New York, NY.

Mr. Bebel has lectured on securities law to students at approximately one-half dozen law schools and graduate degree programs, including Baylor University School of Law; Texas Tech University School of Law; Mitchell Hamline School of Law; University of Houston School of Law; and the University of Dallas. He has also addressed a wide array of securities issues while serving as a speaker at presentations hosted by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and the Texas State Securities Board; NASD; State Bar of Texas; U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas; FBI Academy; South Texas College of Law Houston; Dallas Bar Association; Houston Bar Association; and PLI (Practising Law Institute). Mr. Bebel was a member of the South Texas College of Law Corporate Compliance Committee Advisory Board and the Council, Houston Bar Association, Securities Law Section. He previously served on the Advisory Board to the Texas Tech University Student Managed Investment Fund.

Mr. Bebel’s legal commentary and analysis has been featured in Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones Newswires, Associated Press, Reuter’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Christian Science Monitor, The Times of London, The Financial Times of London, Agence France Presse, Financial Times of Germany, Australian Financial Review, National Post of Canada, American Banker, and many other publications.

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