Blockchain for Lawyers

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Program Instructor:
Jaipat S. Jain
Lazare Potter Giacovas & Moyle LLP

  • If terms like blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, utility tokens, transaction blocks, consensus, smart contracts, hashing, mining, and forks mean nothing to you, beware! These terms are the building blocks of a technological revolution in the making. And the revolution is taking place closer to the lawyer than it seems. Blockchain for Lawyers will demystify the subject and provide conceptual and analytical tools for distinguishing the real from the hype.

    Live Program & Webcast: $199.00 Member | $299.00 Nonmember

  • Carol Van Cleef
    Luminous Group
    Stephen J. Obie
    Jones Day
    Elizabeth M. Renieris
    Ouroboros LLP
    Jason Rozovsky  
    David C. Silver
    Silver Miller
    Nick Spanos
    Bitcoin Center NYC

  • 6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Introduction

    Introduction to the topics to be covered, written materials, and faculty

    Jaipat S. Jain

    6:10 pm – 6:40 pm Bitcoin to Blockchain

    How a proposal for an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof rather than reliance on a trusted third party has spawned a revolution in how sophisticated distributed ledgers are maintained on a real-time basis.  This session will trace the origin of bitcoin and the evolution of the technology underlying it.

    Carol Van Cleef

    6:40 pm – 7:20 pm Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts Simplified

    This session will seek to explain the technology underlying bitcoin and the Ethereum platform, including smart contracts.  The session will discuss the example of Corda, a distributed ledger designed for financial services

    Elizabeth Renieris, Jason Rozovosky

    7:20 pm – 7:30 pm Break 
    7:30 pm – 8:10 pm Blockchain Use Cases, Panel Discussion

    This session will discuss existing and proposed blockchain-based business models and why those models have the potential to change how business is conducted.

    Carol Van Cleef (Moderator), Elizabeth Renieris, Nick Spanos

    8:10 pm – 9:00 pm ICOs: Regulatory and Litigation Landscape

    This session will discuss the current regulatory landscape and the controversies surrounding initial coin offerings.

    Jaipat S. Jain (Moderator), Carol Van Cleef, Stephen J. Obie, David C. Silver

  • CLE Credit
    NY: 3.0 professional practice
    NJ: 3.4 general MCLE
    CA: 3.0 general MCLE
    PA: 2.5 general MCLE

  • Thank You to Our InKind Sponsor:

    Blockchain Week NYC

    Sponsoring Association Committee: Information Technology and Cyber Law | Joseph v. DeMarco & Maia T. Spilman, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Maricela Alfonso | Membership and CLE Relations Associate | (212) 382-6608 |