(Webcast) Fintech 2022: A Regulatory Overview of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Digital Coins & Tokens

Friday, March 11, 2022 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Program Chair:
Adele Hogan
Lucosky Brookman LLP

  • Program Fee:
    $229 for Members | $329 for Nonmembers

    An expert panel will examine Blockchain, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, virtual wallets, machine learning and Fintech from a regulatory perspective, including:

    • FinTech Payments
    • Blockchain global coin and private coin usage – commodity vs. security
    • Foreign exchange issues with blockchain, including solutions to money transmitter issues
    • How to respond to regulatory inquiries from the SEC, CFTC, FinCEN or others
    • Ethical issues relating to the new regulations, policies and enforcement initiatives


    Who Should Attend: In-House and Outside Counsel,  lawyers who practice in finance, securities, lending, M&A, litigation, anti-financial crimes, compliance, risk, investment management and regulatory areas.

  • Tat Chan
    Head of Operational Risk

    Lewis Cohen

    Dario de Martino
    Allen & Overy LLP

    Josh Klayman

    Brian Korn
    Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

    Linda Lerner
    Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP

    Donna Parisi
    Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Lee A. Schneider
    General Counsel
    Ava Labs

  • 9:00am – 9:05am         Introduction

    9:05am – 10:05am       The Basics of Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, Bitcoin and ICOs
    Dario de Martino and Brian Korn

    • Legal aspects of blockchain and distributed ledgers
    • Bitcoin and token offerings
      • Stable coins
      • Bitcoin
      • Diem and other coins for retailers and social media groups
    • Logistics
      • Power
      • Mining
      • Wallets
      • Custody
      • Jurisdictional issues

    10:05am – 10:10 am    Break

    10:10am – 10:55am     Operational Issues with Blockchain
    Tat Chan and Adele Hogan

    • Typical terms and documentation
      • White papers
      • Role of foundations and other structures
    • Registration and licensing requirements
      • Money transmitter
      • Bitlicenses
      • Federal and state securities laws and sandboxes
      • Banking– payments and foreign exchange connections to blockchain
      • Trading, custody, exchanges, settlement, derivatives, structured finance and other innovative products work
    • Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodities Future & Trade Commission (CFTC) and New York State Department of Financial Services (NYS DFS), States and Non-US regulators
    • Market size and trends

    10:55am – 11:00am     Break

    11:00am – 11:55pm    Blockchain Solutions – Usage Blockchain, Digital Assets, Distributed Ledgers, and Cryptocurrencies in Other Industries
    Lewis Cohen and Donna Parisi

    • Where else is blockchain useful in FinTech
      • Gaming
      • Food supply
      • Transportation and logistics
      • Real estate
      • Insurance
      • Cryptography and no central party verification
      • Many other uses
    • Compliance and regulatory solutions – know your customer (KYC)
      • Anti-money laundering
      • OFAC
      • Cybersecurity
    • Tax solutions
    • Audit solutions
    • Trademarks and patents
    • Ways to improve business plans to get financing of a blockchain business
      • Venture capital
      • Established companies

    11:55am – 12:00pm    Break

    12:00pm – 1:00pm      Ethics of Bitcoin and ICOs Enforcement
    Adele Hogan and Joshua Klayman

    • Enforcement and litigation review – how to avoid pitfalls
      • Ethics: unauthorized practice of law with different jurisdictions, competency and advocacy restrictions
    • Custody issues for cryptocurrencies
      • Ethics: confidentiality, competency
    • Accounting and audit considerations
      • Ethics: organization as client
    • Other current developments
      • Ethics: giving advice, confidentiality

  • New York: 4.0 total: 3.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 4.4 Total: 3.2 General, 1.2 Professional Responsibility
    California: 4.0 Total: 3.0 General, 1.0 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 3.5 Total: 2.5 General, 1.0 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Banking Law, Adele Hogan, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Senior Director, Membership & Customer Relations | (212) 382-6685 | abein@nycbar.org