- The Symposium will begin late-morning and wrap up mid-afternoon on February 14. Lunch will be served.
- JLT Symposium- Financial Technology: The Future is Fintech, Sponsored by Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox.
- The symposium will be headlined by keynote speaker Paul Cellupica, Chief Counsel and Deputy Director from the SEC's Division of Investment Management. The keynote address will take place in the form of a “fireside chat,” and Mr. Cellupica will be joined by Jennifer McHugh, Associate Director from the SEC’s Office of Disclosure Review and Accounting.
- The symposium will have two panels. The first will focus on regulatory issues in fintech, mostly as they pertain to securities and cryptocurrency. Such topics will include discussions of the impacts of current regulatory regimes on the growth of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. The panel will be moderated by Susan Gault-Brown, Partner at Morrison & Foerster and Chair of the firm’s Investment Management Group, and Co-chair of the firm’s Blockchain and Smart Contracts Groups. Panelists will include Jillian Lazar, Director of the Delaware Investor Protection Unit, Gregory Strong, Principal at DLX Law, and Jasmine Shergill, Director of Regulatory Affairs at eToro.
- The second panel, moderated by CUA Law Professor Elizabeth Winston, will center around other concerns in fintech with a focus on the role of Intellectual Property in the landscape. We anticipate a discussion of the trend in banking towards institutions protecting their financial inventions through the patenting process rather than relying on trade secrets. Additionally, there will likely be a discussion on data privacy and information security’s role in the fintech landscape. The panel will feature CUA Law Professors Megan LaBelle and Heidi Schooner, Zach Lerner from the legal consulting firm Zwillgen, and Jon Wright, Director in Sterne Kessler’s Trial & Appellate and Electronics Practice Groups and co-chairs the firm’s appellate practice and PTO litigation practice.