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Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Digital Currency Law CLE - Telephonic Seminar - Final Chance for $20 Discount

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Learn the latest on Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Digital Currency Law with this convenient telephonic seminar. All registered attendees who are unable to participate in the teleconference will be e-mailed a complimentary absentee recording & podcast of the full-length seminar two days after the teleconference. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, receive access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this telephonic seminar.

Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Digital Currency Law CLE

90-Minute Telephonic Seminar
Noon-1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Final Chance for $20 Discount

Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.

Benefits:

The huge expansion in virtual currencies in states across the nation and globally has led to a significant need for attorneys proficient in the cutting-edge use of related legal and regulatory issues. The laws vary greatly and have been in flux with the proliferation of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and start-ups seeking to take advantage of this growing use of currency. The faculty for this seminar features several leading authorities on the subject. This comprehensive program on virtual currency law will introduce you to the most relevant issues and practical solutions, including Blockchain, bitcoin innovation, distributed ledger, the growth of cryptocurrencies, role of digital currencies in financial transactions, "Smart Contracts," compliance & avoidance strategies, and virtual currency transmissions. The faculty will also cover the changes and progress on the latest legal developments and future regulations. Registration includes online access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the program.

Agenda:

Mastering Virtual Currency, Bitcoin, & Blockchain Law:

a. An Overview of Bitcoin & Virtual Currencies

b. Most Critical Challenges involving Digital Currencies

c. Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Legal Issues

d. Profiting from the Growth of Cryptocurrencies

e. Issues faced by Fortune 500 Companies, Governments, and Start-ups

f. "Smart Contracts"

g. Case Law Update

h. Compliance & Avoidance Strategies

i. Virtual Currency Transmissions

j. Role of Digital Currencies in Financial Transactions

k. Digital Currency Innovation

Interactive Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Rebecca J. Simmons is a Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she represents clients in the structuring and development of financial products, novel securities and structured transactions; in insolvency related matters and resolution planning, including living wills; in the development of payments, settlement, clearing and other financial technology businesses and systems; and in regulated transactions such as the development of new lines of business and corporate acquisitions. Her practice areas include U.S. banking and commodities laws and regulation, payments, technology and outsourcing matters, bankruptcy and insolvency issues relating to complex transactions, corporate restructuring, derivatives structuring and regulation, U.S. securities laws and capital markets transactions. Ms. Simmons led the team that represented the group of commuting counterparties in CIFG’s award-winning restructuring deal, and has represented both sponsors and investors in the resolution and restructuring of structured transactions affected by the recent market crisis. She has represented dealers in the derivatives markets in evaluating the risks raised by derivatives clearing; the development of payment and settlement systems, including the establishment of the CLS Services foreign exchange settlement system; and the negotiation of agreements with technology service providers and other outsourcing arrangements. Ms. Simmons developed the first synthetic triple-A rated derivatives products program for an insured U.S. bank and the first synthetic securitization of swaps receivables, and has worked with a broad range of credit risk transfer and credit-risk mitigation techniques. She advises clients with respect to trading and settlement issues in both cash and derivative instruments, and assists in developing systems to mitigate credit risk in those trading businesses. She also advises clients with respect to U.S. disclosure and corporate governance requirements, particularly as they apply to non-U.S. issuers. Ms. Simmons leads the firm's resolution planning practice and payments practice. Her insolvency-related practice addresses insolvency and bankruptcy matters inherent in structuring transactions and business relationships, the restructuring and resolution of failed financial institutions, and resolution planning in response to U.S. and other regulatory requirements. She also continues to represent a range of clients in derivatives, structured products and other transactions, financial institutions in capital markets and related transactions, and non-U.S. banks with respect to the financing and operation of their U.S. operations. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School.

2. Peter Hardy is a Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP, where he advises corporations and individuals in a range of industries against allegations of misconduct—including tax fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, mortgage fraud and lending law violations, securities fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, and identity theft and data breach. Mr. Hardy is the Leader of the firm's Anti-Money Laundering Team, and the Co-Leader of the firm's Virtual Currency Team. Mr. Hardy has extensive trial and appellate court experience. He oversees internal investigations, advises in potential disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service, and has litigated complex criminal matters at the trial and appellate levels. He also counsels clients through every stage of a tax controversy – from audit through administrative appeal to litigation and collection. Before entering private practice, Mr. Hardy spent more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, where he focused on fraud and tax cases. He also served as a trial attorney for the Department of Justice’s Tax Division, trying cases in a number of federal districts and helped write the Department's Criminal Tax Manual. A national thought leader on the subject of criminal tax and money laundering law, Mr. Hardy is the author of Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation, a well-reviewed and comprehensive legal treatise on the litigation of criminal tax, money laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act cases, published by a leading publication. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Villanova University School of Law, where he teaches a class on criminal and civil tax penalties in the graduate law program. Mr. Hardy is a frequent contributor to Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr's blog focused exclusively on money laundering issues. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law.

3. Andrew Comiter is a Partner at Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP, where he focuses on federal taxation of partnerships, s-corporations, and limited liability companies; business transactions; income and estate tax planning; probate; and trust, estate and guardianship litigation. Mr. Comiter has experience in tax issues involving bitcoin and digital currency law. He has spoken nationally on tax changes affecting digital currency. He holds an LLM in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, judges, paralegals, and legal professionals.

You will receive toll-free dial-in instructions to the live seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.

CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this live telephonic seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending, available, & approved jurisdictions:

Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

Arkansas Supreme Court - Office of Prof. Programs for 1.5 CLE credits

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut for 1.5 CLE Credits

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 CLE credits

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Illinois - Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.5 MCLE Credits

Iowa Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kentucky Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***

Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Montana Commission of CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits ******

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oklahoma Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Credits

Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)

Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

South Carolina - Supreme Court of South Carolina for 1.5 MCLE Credits*****

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Tennessee Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462

* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.

** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.

***** Members of the SC Bar may seek credit directly with the CLE Commission by submitting the 1-page form to the Commission prior to the teleconference and may contact the sponsor to secure an off-set in the registration cost.

****** Please enter NE Bar number on registration form when registering.
For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462.

REGISTER FOR CLE CREDIT AND LISTEN & LEARN AT YOUR CONVENIENCE WITH THIS LIVE TELEPHONIC SEMINAR.

All registered attendees who are unable to dial into the live teleconference will be e-mailed a complimentary downloadable recording & podcast of the full-length seminar.

You will receive toll-free dial-in instructions, online access to course and reference materials, and be registered for CLE credit when you check-out with a credit card or your check is processed.


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