Live Event: FinTech & RegTech

Thursday, November 15, 2018

12:00 – 5:00 pm PT
Reception to follow

Bloomberg L.P., Pier 3
The Embarcadero #101
San Francisco, CA 94109

Up to 4.0 CLE credits

FinTech and RegTech – After the Hype Comes Real Change

Even as the hype dissipates, it is clear that blockchain, AI, and other technologies are already changing financial services and capital markets – and have huge potential for further disruption. Government regulation, especially the highly complicated structures of regulation around banking and securities may be impeding innovation. But even as reforms are being proposed, some innovators are complying and thriving within the current frameworks. How are they doing this?

Featuring leading FinTech and RegTech innovators in the Bay Area, this half-day seminar will explore the interface between innovation and regulation, with a focus on what works in three areas: Moving Money, Raising Money, and Managing Money (and Risk).

To register, please complete the form on this page. Space is limited.


12:00 pm Registration and Lunch
12:30 pm Opening Remarks and Keynote Address
  • Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • Tom Brown, Partner, Litigation Department, Paul Hastings LLP
12:45 pm Moving Money: Processing Payments and Transferring Funds
FinTech is making it possible to process payments and move funds at lower cost and higher velocity than traditional banking. Federal chartering initiatives, for example, may open new possibilities, but reform faces resistance from the state regulators. This panel will examine the interplay among banking regulation, proposed reforms, and successful innovation.
  • Raj Aji, General Counsel and Compliance Officer,
  • Nicole Farrar, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Coinbase
  • Daniel S. Friedberg, Chair, Payment Systems and Counsel, Technology Transactions, Fenwick & West LLP
  • Margaret Liu, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Moderated by: Lydia Beyoud, FinTech & RegTech Reporter, Bloomberg Law
2:00 pm Raising Money: ICOs, Tokens, and Capital Markets
A remarkably large amount of capital is being raised by ICOs, tokens, and other blockchain-based innovations, in the United States and globally. This panel will explore how FinTech is disrupting capital markets and how ICOs and tokens operate within the framework of numerous federal, state and foreign regulations.
  • Mason Borda, CEO & Co-Founder, Tokensoft
  • Alex Davidov, General Partner, Abstract Ventures
  • Hailey Lennon, Director of Compliance, bitFlyer
  • Nima Maleki, Corporate Counsel, Velton Zegelman PC
  • Nancy Wojtas, Partner, Cooley LLP
Moderated by: Robert Kim, Senior Legal Editor, Bloomberg Law
3:15 pm Break
3:45 pm Managing Money: Easing Operational Regulatory and Legal Costs
Companies face significant legal and compliance costs in their day-to-day operations, especially in the financial services industry. These costs are often prohibitively high for smaller enterprises. This panel will examine how technological innovation can reduce costs while producing better legal and compliance outcomes.
  • Kirsten Albers-Fiedler, Legal Engineer, Open Law
  • Neal Reiter, Director, IdentityMind Global
  • Joe Robinson, Co-Founder & CEO, Hummingbird
  • Daryl E. Shetterly, Director of Orrick Analytics, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Moderated by: Tommy Shen, Data Scientist, Bloomberg Law
4:45 pm Closing Remarks
  • Bob Emeritz, Analyst Team Lead, Bloomberg Law
5:00 pm Networking Reception
6:30 pm Event Concludes

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