StoneTurn News

Jonny Frank Speaks at Operation Chokepoint Panel Discussion

The U.S. Department of Justice and banking regulators have stepped up the pace of criminal, civil and administrative actions against banks, payment processors, money transmitters and other financial institutions for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, including through a DOJ initiative known as “Operation Chokepoint.” Criminal charges for failing to maintain an effective Anti-Money Laundering Program or for failing to file Suspicious Activity Reports, are no longer uncommon when the government believes, sometimes with the benefit of hindsight, that a financial institution missed “red flags” in connection with a customer’s account.

LISTEN TO A WEBCAST DISCUSSION with StoneTurn’s Jonny Frank and Jeff Coopersmith of Davis Wright Tremaine to learn about the regulatory and enforcement landscape, business risks, and compliance best practices in this area.


Kristofer Buchan Joins StoneTurn Group in Houston

OCTOBER 13, 2014 – StoneTurn Group (“StoneTurn”) is pleased to announce that Kristofer Buchan has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Houston.

Kris has more than a decade of experience in antitrust and competition; pricing strategy; breach of contract matters; business valuations; intellectual property litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation; and class certifications. He has worked with clients across various industries, including healthcare, phamaceuticals, energy and environment, telecommunications, computer hardware, consumer products and hospitality.

Simon Platt, Managing Partner of StoneTurn, said, “Kris is a welcome addition to our world-class disputes team. We are very excited to have him onboard, as his background in wide-ranging complex business litigations, including IP, will offer additional expertise to clients.”

Kris joins Texas StoneTurn partners Christopher Martinez, Alan Ratliff and Ambreen Salters, who were recently recognized among the top patent damages experts by IAM Patent 1000.

In addition to his role at StoneTurn, Kris is also an Executive Professor in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

To learn more about Kris.

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Ambreen Salters and Chris Anderson to Speak at LES 2014 Annual Meeting

Ambreen Salters and Chris Anderson of StoneTurn’s Intellectual Property practice will serve as panelists at the upcoming 50TH LICENSING EXECUTIVES SOCIETY (LES) ANNUAL MEETING in San Francisco on Oct. 5-8.

On Monday, Oct. 6, Chris will participate in a panel discussion, Beyond CDAs: Alternatives to Protecting Confidential Information When Doing Deals, exploring ways to protect confidential information.

Ambreen will serve as a panelist for How to Protect Trade Secrets Internally on Wednesday, Oct. 8, where the participants will discuss challenges to managing trade secrets.

To learn more about the event and to register to attend, visit: