SEC Makes New Effort to Protect Hinman Emails

Yuri Molchan

SEC has filed new letter to prevent Hinman emails from being sent to court

In an ongoing legal battle by Ripple against the SEC agency, the latter has made another attempt to preserve the emails related to its former head of Corporation Finance, Hinman, according to corporate attorney James K. Filan.

The tweet reveals that the SEC has filed a letter to keep Hinman’s emails private from Ripple and the judge, citing attorney-client privilege.

At the beginning of this week, U.Today reported that this motion had been announced that the claim to extend this motion would come on Friday, April 29.

These emails exchanged between Hinman and SEC’s attorneys relate to Hinman’s speech on Ethereum’s legal status and took place in mid-June 2018.


In the letter filed, SEC attorneys also requested permission to protect two additional comments in Hinman’s draft speech, discussed earlier in April.

SEC claims attorney-client privilege as SEC attorneys consulted him in these emails about securities laws, so in this case Director Hinman considered their client.

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