Smart Contracts: Role of Counsel, Best Practices for Limiting Vulnerabilities
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will prepare counsel to help clients avoid the risks associated with vulnerabilities in "smart contracts." The panel will discuss best practices for the planning, drafting, and integration of traditional contract language designed to limit potential liabilities that may arise when vulnerabilities interfere with smart contract performance.
- Smart contracts
- Potential risks
- Best practices/product counseling
- Limiting exposure
This panel will review these and other crucial issues:
- What is counsel's role in software and blockchain programming and product strategy?
- What are the vulnerable areas in smart contracts, and what strategies will mitigate risk?
- What role do natural language agreements play in supplementing smart contract terms?
- What strategies can counsel use to provide remedies after a hacker exploits a vulnerability, or if the code is just plain wrong?
Kari S. Larsen
Ms. Larsen represents clients in U.S. and EU regulatory, legislative, risk management, compliance and internal control... | Read More
Ms. Larsen represents clients in U.S. and EU regulatory, legislative, risk management, compliance and internal control matters related to innovative technologies, such as digital assets and cryptocurrencies, and exchange-traded and over-the-counter commodities and derivatives markets. She has direct experience working at the first U.S. based, banked and regulated digital currency derivatives exchange and clearing organization in the role of GC and regulatory advisor, where she managed all aspects of the legal, regulatory, governmental affairs, risk management and compliance functions of the exchange. As part of her blockchain practice, Ms. Larsen counsels clients on business and usage strategies, drafts and negotiates third party agreements, advises on potential regulatory requirements and liaises with government agencies.Close
Andrew James Lom
Norton Rose Fulbright US
Mr. Lom is Co-Head of the firm’s Asset and Wealth Management International Business Group--U.S. and a member of... | Read More
Mr. Lom is Co-Head of the firm’s Asset and Wealth Management International Business Group--U.S. and a member of the firm's global Fintech team. He represents family offices, funds and institutional investors, and their related service providers, in transactional and regulatory matters. Building on his engineering background, Mr. Lom also works with clients to develop innovative products and services relating to cryptocurrency, blockchain and smart contracts. He has particular experience advising on complex governance matters and decision-making protocols for families, foundations and blockchain-based businesses, often involving multiple constituencies with varying goals, roles and capabilities.Close
Melissa L. Markey, CISSP
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman
Ms. Markey focuses her practice on developing practical, operationally focused cybersecurity, privacy and life sciences... | Read More
Ms. Markey focuses her practice on developing practical, operationally focused cybersecurity, privacy and life sciences recommendations for clients. Her patient care background and qualification as a Certified Information Services Security Professional allows her to bring a functional perspective to complex privacy, security and research issues with a focus on solutions that work in the real world. Ms. Markey has significant experience with medical device cybersecurity and cross-border privacy transactions. She assists with risk assessments, incident and breach response, and information governance, as well as IRB issues, clinical trial agreements, conflicts of interest, advice regarding research operations and structure and research misconduct inquiries and investigations.Close
Steptoe & Johnson
Mr. Nossa is a Member of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s Houston office. He is a securities and derivatives lawyer... | Read More
Mr. Nossa is a Member of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s Houston office. He is a securities and derivatives lawyer with extensive experience advising clients in the energy and financial industries. Mr. Nossa has advised companies in the blockchain and digital asset space since 2015 and is a 2016 alumnus of Boost VC’s blockchain startup accelerator. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School.Close