Cleveland State Law Review Symposium: Blockchain Law & Technology

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room) [map]

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Presented by the Cleveland State Law Review in partnership with the IoT Collaborative, C|M|LAW's Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection and BakerHostetler.

Join a group of national legal, regulatory, business and technology experts who will gather to explore the rapidly evolving hype and reality of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, including recent legal developments. From government services, to supply chain management to "smart contracts," a range of industries are exploring transformative ways to implement the technology that created BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Keynote Speaker:

Haimera Workie, Senior Director,
FINRA’s Office of Emerging Regulatory Issues

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Agenda & Speakers:

8:00-8:30  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45  Introductions and Welcome

  • Heather Holt, Business Editor, Cleveland State Law Review
  • Lee Fisher, Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler, BakerHostetler Chair, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

8:45-9:15  Opening Discussion:  Collaborative Approaches to Blockchain Regulation: The Brooklyn Project Example

9:15-10:30  Public-Private Applications, Interactions and Regulation: Autonomous Vehicles and State Government

This panel will consider a range of potential blockchain applications implicated in the emergence of autonomous vehicles in several interrelated areas, including identity, driver’s licenses and other records, insurance, and the vehicle purchase/lease process; how those applications would apply and interact; the steps it would take to implement them and the legal, social and technical challenges they raise.

  • Susan Joseph, Blockchain and Identity Consultant
  • Joshua Klayman Kozar, Of Counsel and Co-Chair, Blockchain & Smart Contracts Group, Morrison Foerster
  • Jeremy Mio, Information Security Officer, Cuyahoga County
  • Laura Jehl, Partner and co-leader Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies Initiative, BakerHostetler
  • Andrea Tinianow, Chief Innovation Officer, Senior Vice President at Global Kompass Strategies
  • Jeff Ward, Director, Duke Center on Law & Technology and Associate Clinical Professor of Law

10:30-10:45  Break

10:45-12:00  What Can Blockchain Do Now?:  Existing Applications & Emerging Issues

  • Patrick Berarducci, Deputy General Counsel, Co-Chair of The Brooklyn Project
  • Mike Dolan, VP Strategic Initiatives, Linux Foundation
  • Paul Hugenberg, Founder and CEO, InfoGPS
  • Laura Jehl, Partner and co-leader Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies Team, BakerHostetler
  • Shawnna Hoffman, IBM Global Cognitive Legal Co-Leader, Watson AI & Quantum Computing, Global CoC

12:00-12:30  Financial Regulation Keynote

12:30-1:00  Lunch

1:00-2:10  Financial Applications and Regulation

  • Lewis Cohen, Partner, co-leader Blockchain Industry Initiative, Hogan Lovells
  • Milan Kosanovich, Supervisory Special Agent, Complex Financial Crimes Unit, FBI
  • Sarah Jane Hughes, University Scholar and Fellow in Commercial Law, Indiana Maurer School of Law
  • Paolo Saguato, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • David Silver, Founder, Silver Miller
  • Michael Stovsky, Partner, Chair, Innovations, Information Technology & Intellectual Property Practice, Benesch

2:10-3:20  Smart Contracts

  • Peter Hunn, Founder, Clause.io        
  • Carla Reyes, Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law
  • Daniel Rice, Co-Founder and CTO, Sagewise
  • Jonathan Rohr, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Diana Stern, Legal Innovation Designer, BakerHostetler LLP          

3:20-3:30  Break

3:30-4:15  Diversity in Blockchain Initiative Discussion

  • Joshua Klayman Kozar, Co-Chair, Blockchain & Smart Contracts Group, Morrison Foerster
  • Shawnna Hoffman, IBM Global Cognitive Legal Co-Leader, Watson AI & Quantum Computing, Global CoC
  • Laura Jehl, Partner and co-leader Blockchain Technologies and Digital Currencies Team, BakerHostetler
  • Susan Joseph, Blockchain and Identity Consultant
  • Joyce Lai, Law & Technology, ConsenSys

4:15-4:45 Closing Discussion

  • Joshua A.T. Fairfield, William Donald Bain Family Professor of Law, Washington & Lee School of Law

4:45-5:30  Reception

CLE credit: 7.25 hours

Category: Alumni, Faculty, Public Lectures, Student

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