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Cleveland State Law Review Symposium: Blockchain Law & Technology

CLE credit: 
7.25 hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Paid Registration Required

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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

Event date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Short title: 
Cleveland State Law Review Symposium: Blockchain Law & Technology

Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

CLE credit: 
3 hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Sponsored by the Cleveland Marshall College of Law Entertainment and Sports Law Association and the Lake County Captains

Continental Breakfast and Coffee to be provided.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

  • Pre-registration for attorneys: $20.00
  • Pre-registration for non-attorneys: $10.00
  • Students: Free
  • Tickets at the door will be $25.00 for attorneys and $15.00 for non-attorneys

The Symposium will host three round-table panel discussions featuring industry experts from across the U.S.

PANEL 1: Branding, Licensing, and Talent Representation within Today & Entertainment Industry

  • Moderator: Angelin Chang, Professor of Music and Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Ken Abdo, Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP
  • Tom Moglovkin, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, NBC Universal
  • Dan Levin, Principal, PROMINENT Brand + Talent

Panel 2: The Rise of the ESports Industry

  • Moderator: Peter Carfagna, Founder, Magis, LLC and Professor of Law, Harvard School of Law
  • Tyler Schrodt, CEO & Founder, Electronic Gaming Federation
  • Krista Hiner, Attorney, ESG Law
  • Anthony Muraco, Director of Gaming Operations, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Chris Lloyd, ESports Agent, Evolved Talent Agency

Panel 3: Amateurism is the Problem, the HBL is the Solution

  • Moderator: Rafael Hernandez Brito, “El Alcade” and the voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Ricky Volante, Attorney, Buckley King, LPA and Chief Executive Officer, The Historical Basketball League Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mekka Okereke, Engineering Director, Google
  • Jim Convertino, Director of McGowan Professional Athletes & Entertainers Insurance Solutions 
  • Mike Johnson, Founder and CEO of All Day Group and ADG Sports

 

 

Event date: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Short title: 
Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

Examining the Opioid Epidemic: Causes, Consequences & Cures

CLE credit: 
2.5 free hours
Weight: 
0
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

This event will discuss the legal and societal consequences of the opioid epidemic in Ohio and propose solutions to the problem. The main focus of the program will be the impact of substance abuse, including opioid abuse on persons in the legal profession.


Dr. Crawford Barnett III. holds a graduate degree from Georgia State University and a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He did residencies in pain medicine and anesthesiology at the Mayo School of Graduate Education. He is Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He is a physician in the Pain Management Department at the Cleveland Clinic.


Dr. Richard Kasmer '92 is a licensed as both a pharmacist and an attorney. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from Creighton University College of Pharmacy and his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Dr. Kasmer did his residency at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Currenty, he is the dean of the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical Univeristy. 


Ms. Kristen Schenker holds a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Ms. Schenker is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and Clinical Supervisor in Ohio and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Ms. Schenker has been working in the behavioral health field for over a decade and has dedicated the last 6 years to working with adults struggling with substance use disorders, specializing in the treatment of dual disorders, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, and stress management. For the last three years she has worked at Glenbeigh Hospital, an inpatient specialty hospital, in the capacity of a counselor and clinical supervisor.


Ms. Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak holds an MBA from Kent State University and a J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law. She is a corporate attorney in the national Healthcare Practice Group at McDonald-Hopkins. Fluent in French, her native language, Ms. Bibet-Kalinyak has more than twenty years of international business experience in the healthcare, aerospace, and plastics industries. Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, she worked as a corporate health care attorney for the law firm of Brouse McDowell after honing her legal skills in-house as an intern for a major health system (Akron General Health System) and a local county hospital (Robinson Memorial Hospital). She is a frequent presenter at national and local conferences (AHLA, Ohio Hospital Association, Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, and Northeast Ohio, etc.) on topics related to health care and business immigration.


The Honorable Lauren C. Moore holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve College of Law. Judge Moore is a judge on the Cleveland Municipal Court. She handles Drug Court, a specialized docket where qualifying offenders are required to enter a plea of “guilty” to a first-degree misdemeanor. Sentencing is held pending successful completion of the program. Once the defendant has successfully completed the Drug Court Program, he or she pays a supervision fee, and the legal plea is vacated, the charges are dismissed, and the case is sealed or expunged. Prior to being elected to the bench, Judge Moore was a civil attorney and a public defender at the Legal Aid Society. She also served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland and as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.


Moderator: Stacy King, Counselor, Glenbeigh and third-year student at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Short title: 
Examining the Opioid Epidemic: Causes, Consequences & Cures

C|M Tax Law Alumni Group Event

Weight: 
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Representatives of different practice settings will talk for about 7 to 10 minutes each about what it's like to practice tax in their setting, how students can best prepare for these jobs, how they found their jobs and what students may do to place themselves in the best position for jobs in tax. This will be followed by a question and answer period. The program will end at 6:00 and participants will adjourn to the Atrium where students can visit with our tax alums over some refreshments.
C|MLaw Tax Alumni Group Members:
Law Firm: Mia Witte (Calfee, Halter & Griswold)
Accounting Firm: Jim Cochran (PwC), co-founder of the C|MLAW Tax Alumni Group
Wealth Management Firm: Tom Vanik and Rich Weinberg (FSM Capital Management)
In-house corporate tax counsel: Greg Gawlik (FirstEnergy Corp)
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event category tags: 
Short title: 
C|M Tax Law Alumni Group Event

Frederick Douglass Moot Court Night

Weight: 
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In this seminar, the newest members of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court team will be presenting in their arguments their take on how to approach appellate advocacy topics such as: What is the best way to commence an appellate argument? To what extent is it advisable to begin wth a "roadmap," setting forth the major points that you plan to address? And what are the best approaches to answering questions from the bench? 
Judges TBA
Attendance is free of charge and open to the public. The program will begin at 5:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.
2.0 CLE hours pending
Location: 
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)
Event date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Short title: 
Frederick Douglass Moot Court Night

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