November 11, 2019
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Panel Sessions
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Networking cocktail hour
Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center Campus
Chatham House Rule
2019 is shaping up to be a watershed year for blockchain technology. The business and legal communities are awakening to the reality that blockchain technology will permeate many aspects of society, with game changing announcements from diverse players such as JP Morgan, Facebook, Fidelity, Visa, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Walmart, Bakkt, U.S. state and foreign governments, and countless others. This new technology is focusing legislators, regulators, and courts to evaluate established laws and regulations. The Symposium is a full day event that will draw upon the collective wisdom and experience of academics, legal practitioners, judges and business leaders to address various regulatory challenges posed by this rapidly developing field.
Linda A. Lacewell
New York Department of Financial Services
Gubernatorial Appointee, Wyoming Blockchain Task Force;
Chief Advisor for FinTech Capital Markets at Division of Corporation Finance and FinHub Member
Securities and Exchange Commission
Federal Trade Commission
David Adlerstein, Counsel, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Brian Avello, General Counsel, Maker Economic Growth Foundation
David Aman, Senior Advisor, FINRA
Scott Bennett, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Ken Bertsch, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
Paul Brody, Principal & Global Innovation Leader, Blockchain, Ernst & Young
Era Anagnosti, Partner, White & Case LLP
David Berger, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C.
Kristin Boggiano, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Government Affairs, Alpha Point
Mary Beth Buchanan, General Counsel, Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange
Preston Byrne, Partner, Byrne & Storm, P.C.
Lewis Cohen, Founder & Partner, DLxLaw
Bob Cornish, Partner, Anderson Kill P.C.
David Forman, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Fidelity Investments
George Geis, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Chris Gerold, Bureau Chief, New Jersey Bureau of Securities Chief and President Elect at North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
Nick Grossman, Partner, Union Square Ventures
James Jalil, Partner, Thompson Hine; Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
Hon. Jan Jurden, President Judge, Superior Court of Delaware
Linda Lacewell, Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services
Law & Technology, ConsenSys; Co-Founder, Fordham Law Blockchain Regulatory Symposium
Chris Land, General Counsel, Wyoming Division of Banking
Jenny Leung, Attorney, Blakemore Fallon
Stuart Levi, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Caitlin Long, Gubernatorial Appointee, Wyoming Blockchain Taskforce
Christine T. Parker, Partner in Residence, Reed Smith
Georgia Quinn, General Counsel, CoinList
Yorke Rhodes, Co-Founder Blockchain at Microsoft, Principal Program Manager Blockchain Programming, Microsoft Azure
Rebecca Simmons, Partner and Co-Head of FinTech Practice, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Joel Telpner, Senior Partner, Chair of Fintech and Blockchain Group, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
George Weiksner, Founder, Pocketful of Quarters Inc.
Steve Wink, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Troy Paredes, Founder, Paredes Strategies LLC and Former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
Mark Patterson, Professor, Fordham University School of Law
Kenneth Raisler, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Sandra Rocks, Counsel,
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Donna Parisi, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Noah Phillips, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Donna Redel, Adjunct Professor Of Law, Fordham University School of Law; Co-Founder, Fordham Law Blockchain Regulatory Symposium
Andrew Siegel, General Counsel, Galaxy Digital
Amy Starr, Chief Advisor for FinTech Capital Markets at Division of Corporation Finance and FinHub Member, Securities and Exchange Commission
Liz M. Tanner, Director, Department of Business Regulation at State of Rhode Island
Andrea Tinianow, Founder, Tinianow Consulting
Will Turner, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Michael Weiksner, Founder, Pocketful of Quarters Inc.
Aaron Wright, Professor, Cardozo School of Law
Kevin Werbach, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Gregory E. Xethalis, Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP
*Final program and speaker selection subject to change.
Credit has been approved for New York and New Jersey accordance with the CLE Board. If you need credit outside of New York and New Jersey’s jurisdiction, please contact your state’s CLE Board or Supreme Court for that state’s specific requirements.
With Support From
Fordham Corporate Law Center