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Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency Law in 2022 CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording and Complimentary Podcast

SKU: 980236 $179.00

Learn the latest on Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency Law in 2022 with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar and Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE and MCLE credit, online access to complete course and reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency Law in 2022 CLE

90-Minute On-demand Seminar and Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material and Complimentary Podcast.

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


The value of Bitcoin has increased by more than 15% over the past month alone, fueled by huge growth in digital currencies. The demand has never been higher for lawyers who understand Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency. The laws vary greatly between states and have been in flux with a series of recent developments. The faculty for this seminar features three 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, distributed ledger, the growth of cryptocurrencies, litigation issues, the role of digital currencies in financial transactions, "Smart Contracts," trading issues, compliance & avoidance strategies, and virtual currency transmissions. The faculty will also cover the changes and progress on the most current 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.


Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Digital Currency Law CLE:

a. An Overview of Bitcoin and Digital Currencies

b. Most Critical Challenges involving Digital Currencies

c. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Legal Issues

d. Use of Blockchain in Transactions

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

f. SEC Regulations involving Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings

g. Legal Tools to Navigate cryptocurrency Exchanges

h. Accepting Bitcoin as Payment and Alternative Payment Methods

i. Case Law Update

j. Legal Effects of "Smart Contracts"

k. Taxation of Bitcoin and Virtual Currency

l. Impact of Upcoming and Proposed Regulations

Recorded Question and Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. James G. Gatto is a Partner at Sheppard Mullin LLP, where he leads the Firm's Blockchain & Fintech Team, Social Media and Games Team and Open Source practice groups. He leverages his unique combination of nearly 30 years of IP experience, business insights and attention to technology trends to help companies develop IP and other legal strategies that are aligned with their business objectives. His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property, internet and technology law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and open source. Mr. Gatto advises clients of all sizes (startups to Fortune 100 companies) on key legal and business issues relating to the use of social media, video games, social games and online gambling (gamblification), virtual goods and currency, social networks, virtual worlds, mirror worlds, augmented reality, open source user-generated content, location-based services and gamification. He regularly advises internet and social media companies on business and legal strategies relating to virtual goods and virtual currency, developing IP protection and monetization strategies, handling terms of service and end user license agreements, development, licensing and partnership agreements, developing DMCA policies, handling DMCA enforcement, privacy and COPPA policies and much more. Jim advises clients on intellectual property and technology agreements related to ESG and Sustainability. Among other projects, he has advised on use of blockchain for tracking and transferring carbon credits. Mr. Gatto is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

2. Hailey Lennon is a Shareholder at Anderson Kill P.C., where she practices in the Firm’s Technology, Media and Distributed Systems Group. Prior to joining Anderson Kill, Ms. Lennon was regulatory counsel at leading cryptocurrency platforms Coinbase and bitFlyer. At Coinbase, she helped oversee regulatory relationships with the SEC, CFTC, OFAC and state regulators. She worked with the a state Department of Financial Services to obtain approvals for new products, services and digital assets and managed the companies’ Bitlicense and Trust Company supervisory relationships, reporting and audits. She also assisted with the Crypto Rating Counsel and reviewed securities law analysis of coins considered for listing and custody; managed external law firm relationships and lobbying efforts; obtained state lending licenses; and assisted with the launch of Coinbase’s margin product in 23 states. Prior to joining Coinbase, Ms. Lennon helped bitFlyer Japan’s expansion into the United States, obtaining money transmitter licenses for 33 states, as well as the coveted New York BitLicense. She oversaw bitFlyer’s BSA/AML program including internal policies and procedures, training, audits, and required reporting. She also managed meetings with FinCEN, DEA and other regulatory agencies as well as the company’s strategy with respect to CFTC and SEC. Her regulatory responsibilities included response to subpoenas requesting customer information, to questions from FinCEN and OFAC, and to Attorney General requests. During her tenure at bitFlyer, Ms. Lennon served as board secretary for the Virtual Commodity Association, a working group seeking to establish an industry-sponsored self-regulatory organization for the cryptocurrency industry. Previously, she was AVP of regulatory compliance at Silvergate Bank, a leading digital asset bank, where she conducted compliance and legal reviews for prospective cryptocurrency customers looking to bank at Silvergate. Ms. Lennon is a graduate of the Fintech - Future Commerce Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of San Diego School of Law.

3. Judith Rinearson is a Partner at K&L Gates LLP, where she co-chairs the firm’s global fintech group, and has spearheaded the firm’s blockchain initiative. Ms. Rinearson concentrates her practice in emerging payments, including: prepaid, mobile, P2P and electronic payments; crypto/virtual currencies and blockchain; reward and loyalty programs; cannabis-related payments; and payment basics such as ACH, credit and debit card compliance. Ms. Rinearson has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 18 years at American Express’s General Counsel’s Office. Her expertise focuses particularly in the areas of emerging payments and compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws, anti-money laundering laws, state money transmitter licensing laws and abandoned property laws. She also spent nearly two years in her firms’ London offices, working with authorized e-money institutions and payment institutions, as well as various EU/UK payments laws including PSD2, GDPR and MLD4/5. Fully experienced in both the “issuing” and “acquiring” side of the payments business, Ms. Rinearson has drafted and negotiated complex agreements with strategic co-branded partners, processors), ATM networks, major retailers and service providers, prepaid card issuers and program managers, international remittance companies, virtual and mobile payment providers, as well as consumer-facing Terms and Conditions and disclosures that usually accompany such products. She has hands-on experience in all legal aspects of launching and managing a range of payment products, from prepaid cards, to Bitcoin exchanges and miners, wire transfer services, ACH, electronic banking, money orders and credit cards. Her practice includes advising on fraud avoidance and compliance with federal banking and anti-money laundering laws, as well as state money transmitter licensing laws, consumer protection laws and abandoned property laws. On the international level, Judie has supervised the launch of a range of payment and foreign currency products in Europe, Asia and Latin America; met with international regulators; and spoken on the issue of payment regulation. She has served on the Advisory Board of the UK’s Emerging Payments Association (EPA), and on the Board of the UK’s Prepaid International Forum (PIF), and she continues to be an active contributor in both organizations. Ms. Rinearson is a graduate of New York University School of Law.

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Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and 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

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Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE 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 ****

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Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

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Tennessee Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

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* 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.

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