Bitcoin Conference

The Developing Legal and Regulatory Challenges 
of Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies

Sponsored by
Forum for Global Financial Regulation
Hofstra Law’s Journal of International Business and Law (JIBL)

March 3, 2016 | noon-6:30 p.m. | Hofstra Law School

2015 was a groundbreaking year around the world for virtual-currency regulation. This conference will discuss recent developments in the law regarding bitcoin and other virtual currencies, with a focus on securities, commodities and banking law.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Gary Barnett
Deputy Director, Division of Trading and Markets, 
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

5 CLE credits available in areas of professional practice.

Register

General Public

$75

Hofstra Law Alumni

$50

Hofstra Law Students and Faculty

Free

Livestream

$20

Registration includes lunch, cocktail reception and parking.
Livestream participants are not eligible for CLE credits.

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Conference Schedule

noon-1 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
Speakers: Professor Ronald J. Colombo, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Distance Education and Gary E. Kalbaugh, Director and Assistant General Counsel, ING Financial Markets
12:30-1 p.m. Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker: Gary Barnett, Deputy Director, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
1-2:15 p.m.

Commodities Law/Foreign Exchange Panel

  • Gary E. Kalbaugh, Director and Assistant General Counsel, ING Financial Markets
  • Kari Larsen, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer, LedgerX
  • Ryne V. Miller, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Felix Shipkevich '03, Principal, Shipkevich PLLC
2:30-3:45 p.m.

Banking Law/Money Laundering Panel

  • Ernest T. Patrikis, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • David Szuchman '97, Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division, New York County District Attorney's Office
  • Achilles M. Perry, Vice President and General Counsel (US), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
4-5:15 p.m.

Securities Law Panel

  • Ronald J. Colombo, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Distance Education
  • Allison Caffarone, Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, Hofstra Law
  • Bertrand C. Fry, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP
  • J. Scott Colesanti, Professor of Legal Writing, Hofstra Law
5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

For More Information

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Professor Ronald J. Colombo at Ronald.Colombo@hofstra.edu or 516-463-5931.


The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the state of New York.

New York CLE credits are available to satisfy the mandatory, nontransitional requirement for attorneys attending the program.

This program qualifies for five (5) nontransitional CLE credits in areas of professional practice.

Lawyers admitted in jurisdictions other than New York should check with those jurisdictions to determine CLE requirements in their states.  For more information regarding CLE, please contact Judith Black at 516-463-6889 or Judith.Black@hofstra.edu.