1st Annual Innovation & Technology Law Symposium - Blockchain and FinTech: Innovation and Regulation

May 11, 2018 | 6.25 Law and Legal CLE Credits

This unique program, oriented for both the novice and the expert, brings together innovators and technologists, lawyers, and regulators to address the opportunities and regulatory challenges in financial innovation.

Overview

The 1st Annual Innovation & Technology Law CLE, "Blockchain and FinTech: Innovation and Regulation," brings together innovators and technologists, lawyers, and regulators to address the opportunities and regulatory challenges in financial innovation.

Discussion-centered panels will supply an overview of the current state and future of blockchain technology, oriented for both the novice and the expert. Other topics include:

  • Blockchain applications within and beyond financial services
  • Considerations in advancing blockchain cybersecurity.
  • How regulators can avoid stifling innovation while preventing fraud and protecting the public.
  • Emerging payment systems in the regulatory "sandbox"

Agenda

Agenda and speakers subject to change

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

8:30-8:35 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Speaker

Annette Clark, Dean, Seattle University School of Law

8:35 - 8:45 a.m.

Overview of Themes, Tensions, and Opportunities

Speaker

Professor Steven Bender, Program Chair, Associate Dean for Planning & Strategic Initiatives, Seattle University School of Law

8:45-10:20 a.m.

Session 1 - The Current State and Future of Blockchain Technology

Moderator

Ryan Straus, President, P19 Labs; Attorney, Fenwick & West, LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Panel

Greg Gilman, Science Inc

Aaron Gregory, General Counsel, Remitly

Kate Mitselmakher, Bioccelerate

Tim Swanson, Director of Research, Post Oak Labs

Collette Taylor, President & CEO, Russell Investments Trust Company

Nikhil Jain, CEO and Co-founder, Oben Inc.

Sonali Perera, Crypto and Blockchain Speaker at Crypto LifeStyle

10:20-10:35 a.m.

Break

10:35 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Session 2 - Alternative Uses of Blockchain Technology

Moderator

Evan Jensen, Counsel, RChain Cooperative

Panel

Dax Hansen, Perkins Coie LLP

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Session 3 - Advancing Blockchain Cybersecurity: Technical and Policy Considerations for the Financial Services Industry

Speakers

Aaron Kleiner, Director Cybersecurity Group, Microsoft

Erin English, Microsoft

12:30-12:45 p.m.

Luncheon - Pick up Box Lunches

12:45-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote

Speaker

To be announced

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Session 4 - Opportunity & Challenge: Regulatory Issues in Blockchain Technology

Moderator

Joseph M. Vincent, Dir. of Regulatory & Legal Affairs, Wash. Dept. of Fin. Institutions; Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Panel

Charles Clark, Deputy Director, Wash. Dept. of Fin. Institutions

Joseph Cutler, Perkins Coie LLP

David C. Silver, Silver Miller, Washington, DC

Paul Swegle, General Counsel for Observa, SHOP CO-OP, Newyu, Breathometer and XeePay

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15-4:55 p.m.

Session 5 - The Innovation Regulatory Sandbox: Emerging Payment Systems

Moderator

To be announced

Panel

Lucinda Fazio, Chief of Regulation, Div. of Consumer Services, Wash. Dept. of Fin. Institutions

Youssef Sneifer, President, Microsoft Payment, Inc.

4:55-5:45 p.m.

Reception sponsored by Fenwick and West LLP

Pricing

General Registration                $225

Seattle University Alumni       $195

Current Seattle University School of Law Students (on a space available basis) - No cost

Live webcast and in person registration options available