NYSBA Business Law Section Members: $190
Business Law Section Fall Meeting: Application and Regulation of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology & Other Digital Assets
Panelists will provide a general overview of cryptocurrency and present the current regulatory framework for the use of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology as well as the changing legal and regulatory landscape with regard to digital assets.
The AMA Executive Conference Center | 1601 Broadway, (Between W. 47th & W. 48th Sts.) | NYC
9:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
3.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Areas of Professional Practice
Lunch will be provided to all attendees.
Panel One | Digital Assets and their Regulators 101
Panelists will provide a description of digital assets (i.e., "tokens" and "coins"), how blockchain technology is used in certain industries and the potential impact within those industries. The panel will also discuss how these assets and related activities fit into the regulatory frameworks of the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, FinCEN and other regulators, and answer questions like when digital assets may be classified as securities and what types of activities related to digital assets may be captured under U.S. federal securities and commodities laws.
James G. Gatto, Esq., Sheppard Mullin, LLC, Washington D.C.
Doug Pepe, Esq., Joseph Hage Aaronson, LLC, NYC
Emmanuel Aidoo, Credit Suisse, NYC
Panel Two | Digital Assets: A Deep Dive and Use Cases
Panelists will discuss the changing legal and regulatory landscape with regard to digital assets, including recent enforcement actions and regulatory priorities, implications of their use in specific industries and the interplay between these assets and intellectual property, supply chain, identity management, advertising, AML and more.
Marco Santori, Esq., Blockchain, NYC
Donna Parisi, Esq., Shearman & Sterling LLP, NYC
Lee Schneider, Esq. Block.one, NYC
Afternoon Committee-Sponsored CLE Programs
SESSION ONE | 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Can You Keep A Secret? The Ever-Evolving Landscape of Attorney Client Privilege | Securities Regulation Committee
1.0 MCLE Credits; 1.0 Ethics
- What Constitutes Privileged Communications?
- The Difference Between Legal Advice and Business Advice
- How to Create an “Expectation of Privacy”
- The Impact of Hiring Consultants
Richard Rosenfeld, Esq., Mayer Brown, LLP, Washington, DC
Matthew Rossi, Esq., Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC
SESSION TWO | 2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Track One: Representations and Warranties Insurance in Mergers and Acquisitions | Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
1.0 MCLE Credits; 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
James Rieger, Esq., Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, NYC
Jeffrey Rubocki, Krauter & Company, A Division of Risk Strategies Co., Chicago
Track Two: Big Changes to Small Business Bankruptcies: An Overview of Small Business Bankruptcy Cases and the Small Business Reorganization Act | Bankruptcy Law Committee
1.0 MCLE Credit; 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
Brian Ryniker, CPA, Ryniker Consultants, LLC
Matthew V. Spero, Esq., Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale
SESSION THREE | 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Track One: Privacy Law & Data Management Protection | Banking Law Committee
1.0 MCLE Credit; 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
Debbie L. Miede, Esq., FDIC, Washington D.C.
Scott E. Wortman, Esq., Blank Rome LLP, NYC
Track Two: The Impact of Recent Joint Employment Developments on the Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship | Franchise, Licensing and Distribution Law Committee
1.0 MCLE Credit: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
Aaron Van Nostrand, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, NYC
Bret Permesly, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, NYC
Co-Sponsored by the Business Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Live CLE Program
Business Law Section Member: $190
Business Law Section Members admitted 5 years or less: $85
NYSBA Members: $215
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys. For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.
Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey. If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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