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Transatlantic Blockchain Law

October 3, 2022 at 8:30 am - 5:45 pm EDT

About the Program

This daylong conference will serve as a forum for interaction between academia, practice, and policymakers in the area of Blockchain law. The program will feature a keynote address by David Yermack, Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. It will also feature a fireside chat with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester Pierce. Closing remarks will held by Nikhilesh De, Managing Editor for World Coverage and Regulation at CoinDesk. Mr. De will address the future of crypto and the perspective of the media.

The event is free to attend but registration is limited. Academics, students, and attorneys are encouraged to attend.




Greetings and Opening Remarks: 8:45 a.m.      

Dean Fenwick Huss, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY

Prof. Nizan Geslevich Packin, Baruch College, CUNY

Keynote Address: 9:00 am

Prof. David Yermack, Stern, NYU

Private (Property) Law of Blockchain and Tokens: 9:30 a.m.

Germany and EU: Prof. Sebastian Omlor, University of Marburg, Germany (panel chair)

Int‘l Perspective: Prof. Carla Reyes, SMU

USA: Prof. Juliet M. Moringiello, Widener University

Prof. Andrea Tosato, University of Pennsylvania

Fireside Chat with SEC Commissioner: 10:45 am       

SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce

Prof. Nizan Geslevich Packin, Baruch College, CUNY 

Financial Regulation of Blockchain and Tokens: 11:15 a.m.

USA FinReg & Taxation: Prof. Sean Smith Stein, Lehman College, CUNY (panel chair)

Germany & EU FinReg: Prof. Florian Möslein, University of Marburg

Cryptoassets: Prof. Yuliya Guseva, Rutgers

Dr. W. Scott Stornetta, Partner and Chief Scientist, Yugen Partners 

Risk Management and Compliance: 12:15 p.m.

Market Risk Management: Prof. Ken Abbott, Baruch College, CUNY (panel chair)

Crypto Compliance: Chen Arad, Solidus Labs

Cyber Risk: Prof. Gideon Pell, Baruch College, CUNY

AML: Liat Shetret: Elliptic; NYU

Cryptocurrencies and CBDC: 1:45 p.m.

Canada: Prof. Ori Freiman, Toronto University (panel chair)

USA & China: Prof. Jiaying Jiang, University of Florida

Germany & EU: Aurelia Birne, University of Marburg

Bankruptcy and Crypto: 2:45 p.m.

Prof. Nizan Geslevich Packin (panel chair)

Stablecoins, Investor Rights and Bankruptcy: Prof. Christopher Odinet: University of Iowa College of Law

Consumer Protection and Bankruptcy: Prof. Pamela Foohey, Cardozo Law School

DeFi, Crypto and the Financial Markets: 4:00 p.m.

ICOs and much more: Prof. Moran Ofir, Reichman University (panel chair)

DAOs and Investing: Prof. Aaron Wright, Cardozo Law

Decentralized Credit Scores: Prof. Yafit Lev-Aretz, Baruch College, CUNY

Forum Shopping and Conflicts of Law: 4:30 p.m.

Forum Shopping: Prof. Anat Alon-Beck, Case Western University (panel chair)

State Regulation: Prof. Andrew Jennings, Brooklyn Law School

Crypto and Conflicts of Law: Dr. Bianca Kremer, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

Closing Remarks: 5:00 p.m.

Nikhilesh De, Managing Editor for World Coverage and Regulation, CoinDesk


This event is the result of an academic collaboration with The Institute for the Law and Regulation of Digitalisation, newly founded in 2018, bundles and strengthens the competences of the Department of Law of the Philipps University of Marburg in a cross-cutting legal matter that results from the effects of the process of digitization on the existing legal systems.

Currently, the research activity focuses on economic, corporate, banking and capital market law at German, European and international level, as well as data protection and communication law. The institute is committed to intensive cooperation with legal practice and genuine interdisciplinarity.


Complimentary registration is open to the following groups: 

  • College/University Faculty and Students
  • Attorneys
  • Federal, State, or City Government Employees

Register online at online registration form

If you do not fall into one of the above listed groups and would like to attend the conference, please email us at ruzdo.srdanovic@baruch.cuny.edu.


October 3, 2022
8:30 am - 5:45 pm EDT


Baruch College, Veritcal Campus Building, Room 14-220
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010 United States
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