Usman Sheikh is a Partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and is the National Head of Blockchain & Smart Contracts and also the National Litigation Leader for the firm’s Securities, Compliance & Investigations Group.  His practice focuses on complex corporate/commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities litigation and crypto-currency litigation matters.  Usman has represented parties involved in initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) and crypto-based investment funds as well as crypto-currency exchanges, digital wallets and others involved in the blockchain industry.   He is a former Prosecutor with Canada’s largest securities regulator.  He actively writes and speaks on the topic of blockchain / distributed ledger technology (DLT), and is authoring the upcoming book, The Law of Blockchain Technology.