Doug is recognized as a thought leader and expert on the nuanced legalities of the JOBS Act, Douglas S. Ellenoff, a member of the firm of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, has been a key representative and advocate for the industry and has actively engaged with the SEC to discuss many aspects of the proposed new law. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP is the leading law firm serving the securities crowdfunding industry and is one of the top IPO law firms in the US. EG&S has pioneered several alternative finance programs, including SPACs, Registered Directs, PIPEs and Reverse Mergers. Additionally, EG&S is working with securities professionals internationally to assist them with shaping smart legislation to foster investment crowdfunding in their jurisdictions. EG&S is actively engaged with clients in the crowdfunding industry, including funding portals, broker-dealers, technology solution providers, software developers, investors and entrepreneurs.