Attorneys Andrew Hinkes, Jason Gottlieb, Brian Forman, and Jash Lawler are set to take the stage with Grit Every day’s Jordan French in what’s prone to be some of the riveting panels of Quantum Miami 2023.
All the things you have to know proper now, in 1800 seconds, from the shadow of the Uniform Industrial Code, NFT and cryptocurrency holder rights, FTX’ fraud debacle that had nothing to do with blockchain or cryptocurrency itself, Celsius’ landmark chapter case, and what’s in retailer for 2023.
SCHEDULE: Jan 26, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET.
MODERATOR: Jordan French, founder and government editor at Grit Every day Information and BlockTelegraph Information. A former enforcement lawyer on the Federal Power Regulatory Fee who twice labored on NASA-originated tasks (Mars Gravity, cofounder at BeeHex 3D) and on the editorial employees at TheStreet.com. French is understood for his deliberate and methodical on-stage method to serve audiences first, break down advanced ideas into plain English and never “let anybody off the hook.”
A daily at world conferences together with CES, Sundance, SxSW, Net Summit, and others within the blockchain area together with Quantum Miami, he’s interviewed SEC Commissioners, former CFTC chairmen, FTX, Nexo, Binance, Polygon, VaynerX, ACTAI, Rework, Wachsman, and different high executives and founders on stage to provide what are sometimes perceived as “better of one of the best” and “quick paced” content material that provides worth to audiences hanging on each phrase.
He’s a member of the observe teams for Funds, Banking Regulation, and Client Monetary Providers, and is a part of the subgroups for digital property and blockchain. He was nominated as one in every of Coindesk’s Most Influential Folks in Blockchain in 2017.
Drew Hinkes is an Adjunct Affiliate Professor on the NYU Stern Enterprise College and an Adjunct Professor of Legislation on the NYU College of Legislation. He co-teaches a course on “Digital Forex, Blockchains, and the Way forward for the Monetary Providers Trade.” He’s additionally a lecturer at Externado Universidad de Colombia in Bogota.
Since 2019, he has been concerned in regulation reform to advertise innovation in industrial regulation because it applies to digital property, serving as an observer for the Uniform Legislation Fee/American Legislation Institute, the Uniform Industrial Code and Rising Applied sciences Digital Belongings Working Group, and a number of UNIDROIT Working Group on Digital Belongings and Personal Legislation subgroups. In 2020, he co-authored a textbook, “Digital Belongings and Blockchain Expertise: U.S. Legislation and Regulation,” which is used to show digital property and blockchain regulation by a number of regulation colleges.
He has revealed a number of articles in regulation critiques about crypto property and decentralized expertise techniques and is commonly invited to talk at educational symposia and business commerce conferences.
Jason Gottlieb is a companion at regulation agency Morrison Cohen within the Enterprise Litigation Division, the place he additionally chairs the White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement observe group. His observe focuses on imposing rules, litigation, and arbitration associated to securities, cryptocurrency, commodities, futures and derivatives, and structured finance.
He defends corporations and people in investigations and enforcement actions carried out by governmental or self-regulatory companies, such because the SEC, CFTC, Division of Justice, New York Legal professional Common’s Workplace, FINRA, ICE, CME, NYMEX, Arca, state lawyer generals and securities regulators amongst others. He’s the first writer of the MoCo Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker, and was included within the Nationwide Legislation Journal’s inaugural record of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech Trailblazers. He usually advises U.S. and overseas corporations on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation because it pertains to litigation and regulatory threat points, and has been extensively quoted within the media for his cryptocurrency and blockchain experience, reminiscent of CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fortune, the Nationwide Legislation Journal, The New York Legislation Journal, Law360, The Actual Deal, Forbes, Coindesk, a one-on-one “hearth chat” with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, and lots of extra.
Jason brings a sensible, business-friendly method to defending his shopper’s financial and reputational pursuits in every regulatory enforcement matter, and is absolutely ready to litigate when obligatory, he has secured some profitable outcomes reminiscent of dismissal of an SEC case in federal district court docket, a victory later sustained by the Supreme Court docket of america.
In his litigation observe, he frequently defends securities issuers, buying and selling corporations, cryptocurrency corporations, producers, pharmaceutical corporations, actual property entities, banks, hedge funds, personal fairness funds, and people in numerous areas together with securities, EB5 financing, actual property, structured transactions, partnership disputes, and mental property. He beforehand labored as an lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, earlier than that he labored at a Japanese web providers firm in Tokyo
Brian Forman is an mental heavyweight of a lawyer whose observe focuses on the formation of funding funds and offering regulatory recommendation to different funding managers and buyers.
He has represented a various group of hedge fund and personal fairness fund managers within the formation of their funding autos. His purchasers have used a wide range of methods together with lengthy/brief fairness, credit score, commodities and futures, world macro, leveraged buy-out, pharmaceutical royalties, worldwide fairness, merger-arb, opportunistic and event-driven.
He has helped with fund formations in america, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands (BVI), and Europe, and has labored with buyers in such funds from numerous international locations together with america, Europe, Asia, and the Center East. He additionally has in depth expertise advising purchasers on regulatory compliance, negotiating buying and selling counterparty documentation and different day-to-day issues associated to operations, accounting, and investor relations.
He additionally has represented buyers in personal funding funds by reviewing and offering suggestions on fund documentation and aiding in negotiations of facet letters. Brian started his profession on the regulation companies of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. After that, he joined a start-up firm referred to as HedgeMark Advisors, LLC in 2012, the place he was a key participant in constructing a managed account platform for hedge fund buyers that exceeded $20 billion in property, and the acquisition of HedgeMark by the Financial institution of New York Mellon in 2014.
Josh Lawler is an lawyer whose major areas of observe are mergers and acquisitions and securities regulation. He specializes within the authorized elements of rising industries and applied sciences, together with hashish and distributed ledger expertise. His M&A purchasers embody personal fairness teams, private and non-private corporations, fundless sponsors, household workplaces, and sellers of huge property. He incessantly works throughout languages and worldwide borders to execute transactions, and has expertise working in over 20 international locations prior to now a number of years. Lots of his purchasers are primarily based outdoors of america.
He leads the agency’s Rising Applied sciences Group, with a selected concentrate on Blockchain (distributed ledger), cryptocurrency, synthetic intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, digital/augmented actuality, cybersecurity, and different associated applied sciences. On this function, he advises purchasers on securities and regulatory issues, together with the issuance of tokens and digitized property, and supplies steerage on the event, licensing, industrial use, acquisition and disposition of varied types of mental property.
Josh brings enthusiasm and pleasure to cutting-edge tasks, and is understood for offering sensible enterprise recommendation along with authorized counsel. Lots of his purchasers depend on him as outdoors common counsel. Earlier than becoming a member of Zuber Lawler, he labored as a company securities and M&A lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.