Second Annual Blockchain and the Law Conference

Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Blockchain technology is poised to transform the financial services industry and raises significant regulatory issues. The Cardozo School of Law will host a conversation with top federal and state regulators, who will discuss current challenges facing blockchain technology, virtual currencies, and the law. A reception will follow the program.


Steven Peikin – Co-Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)


John Castiglione – Senior Enforcement Counsel, Office of the New York State Attorney General

Harold K. Gordon – Partner, Jones Day; Former Branch Chief, Division of Enforcement, SEC, New York Regional Office; Adjunct Professor, Cardozo School of Law

Kavita Jain – Director, Financial Innovation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Katherine Lemire – Deputy Superintendent, Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division, New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS)

James McDonald – Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Thomas McGowan – Associate Director, Division of Trading and Markets, SEC

Stephen J. Obie – Partner, Jones Day; Former Regional Administrator, Acting Director of the Division of Enforcement, and Chief Trial Attorney, CFTC, New York Office

Laura S. Pruitt – Partner, Jones Day; Former Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Market Regulation (now the Division of Trading and Markets), and Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, SEC

Aaron Wright – Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Cardozo Blockchain Project, Cardozo School of Law

Please register here for this program.