Emergence of Blockchain: New Applications, Issues and Best Practices for Corporate Counsel
Navigating Choice of Law, Electronic Signatures, Enforceability of Smart Contracts, Money Transfer Licensing, Privacy, AML and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide corporate counsel on the technology and uses of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). The panel will discuss the legal and regulatory hurdles companies may encounter in moving transactions and information onto a distributed ledger, including a blockchain.
- What is a blockchain and what is it not? How can new technologies change the way transactions and information are transmitted and verified?
- Every cryptocurrency is not Bitcoin. What you need to know in determining whether to accept a cryptocurrency, or whether you want to launch a token of your own.
- What is a smart contract and how can it help your client innovate? What are the risks associated with autonomy.
- Exploring some of the most innovative uses of these technologies and how it is disintermediating multiple industries.
- Reviewing the ever-changing regulatory landscape impacting blockchain and cryptocurrencies so you can best advise clients in the space.
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- What is a distributed ledger and how does it change the way transactions and information are documented?
- How can smart contract enforcement be embedded in a distributed ledger or blockchain?
- What are some of the current and proposed uses for blockchain?
- What legal issues arise with blockchain that are not present with more conventional formats for transacting business
Richard B. Carroll
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Mr. Carroll concentrates his practice on corporate and governance matters, covering a broad range of corporate,... | Read More
Mr. Carroll concentrates his practice on corporate and governance matters, covering a broad range of corporate, business and commercial transactions. He has significant experience in corporate transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, preferred stock financings, bankruptcies and corporate restructurings. He has significant experience in emergence of blockchain.Close
Olga V. Mack
Vice President of Strategy
Ms. Mack is a technology strategist who enjoys advising her clients to success and growth. Currently Vice President of... | Read More
Ms. Mack is a technology strategist who enjoys advising her clients to success and growth. Currently Vice President of Strategy at Quantstamp and former General Counsel at ClearSlide. She previously worked at Zoosk, Visa Inc., Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She is a passionate advocate for women and has founded the WomenServeOnBoards.com movement.Close
Justin S. Wales
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
Mr. Wales serves as co-chair of the firm’s blockchain technology and digital currency practice. He advises... | Read More
Mr. Wales serves as co-chair of the firm’s blockchain technology and digital currency practice. He advises blockchain, fintech and financial services clients on fundraising and regulatory matters, including token structuring and token generation events, and provides business and product counseling for these clients, as well as advice regarding corporate formation, intellectual property, and other general corporate matters. He speaks and writes often about the intersection between law and technology.Close