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This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

Many businesses have adopted blockchain and cryptocurrency tools, but the lack of regulations surrounding them leaves legal questions for corporations and their counsel. Practitioners should stay updated on these evolving issues and the potential impact any regulatory action will have on their practice and clients. Join blockchain experts who will share their predictions on where blockchain regulation will originate and what regulations might be expected, and provide strategies for how companies should prepare for regulatory action.

Educational Objectives:

• Where current regulatory conflicts and issues exist with blockchain 
• What federal and state agencies are currently regulating blockchain and to what extent 
• Predictions for the future of blockchain regulation and how businesses using blockchain should prepare

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

General counsel and law firm counsel. 

Presenters

Huhnsik Chung
  • Partner
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

In the FinTech space, Huhnsik has been immersed in blockchain development and deployment in his representation of accelerators, exchanges, sponsors, investors and developers with an emphasis on offshore jurisdictions. As a sought out advisor for his deep understanding of the insurance sector, Huhnsik also represents clients in complicated insurance and reinsurance matters. He has broad insurance regulatory and transactional experience and has represented clients in the formation, acquisition, sale and licensing of insurers, reinsurers, producers, MGAs, captives, risk purchasing and risk retention groups, as well as InsurTech investments, ILS and new product development.

Huhnsik is also regularly called upon to resolve complex commercial disputes arising from the business of insurance. His advisory and litigation practice focuses not only on the commercial markets, but also on the energy sector with an emphasis on oil and gas companies and utilities insured through industry mutuals and captives. Those matters have involved significant first and third-party losses arising from major disasters involving oil rigs and platforms, risers, tankers, pipelines, blowouts, explosions, wildfires, mining, war and terrorism, toxic torts and pollution. Other matters have involved catastrophe bonds, media and telecom, privacy and cyber security, financial institutions and D&O, medical devices, professional services, fidelity, surety and payment bonds, financial guaranty, life, health, disability and aviation.

Huhnsik has lectured and published widely and is often quoted by media on issue of insurance and blockchain. Before joining Stroock, Huhnsik was Chair of Baker & McKenzie’s North America Insurance Practice and Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s New York Offices.

Robert Kim
  • Legal Analyst, Regulatory & Compliance
  • Bloomberg Law

Robert Kim is a Legal Analyst on Bloomberg Law’s Regulatory & Compliance team, with a focus on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) and other financial crimes issues, as well as blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Prior to joining Bloomberg Law, he served as an associate with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, a senior counsel on the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, manager of the Bank Secrecy Act regulatory enforcement program for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and Deputy Treasury Attaché at U.S. Embassy Baghdad.

Ronald Scwhartzman
  • Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
  • UniTeller

Mr. Schwartzman currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer at UniTeller Financial Services, Inc. and Servicio UniTeller, Inc., subsidiaries of both a US Bank Holding company and of Banorte.  He has held these positions at the Company since 2007.  He began as GC/CCO at the Company in 2001.  Prior to his role at UniTeller, Mr. Schwartzman was a founding partner at the firm of Mezan, Stolzberg & Schwartzman in New York City, where he specialized in a corporate practice representing financial industry clients.

At UniTeller, Mr. Schwartzman has developed an expertise in all facets of compliance for financial services entities involved in global money transfer.  In particular, his expertise includes all areas of anti-money laundering laws and regulations (OFAC, KYC, EDD, SARs, Risk Assessments and licensing) and oversight of a global compliance department.  He has been recognized by his peers for his expertise as a speaker at the Florida Int’l Bankers Ass’n conference, industry conferences and previously at the Homeland Security/US Treasury/Dept. of Justice Conference on Money Laundering and, in addition, for the past eight years he has addressed the MTRA Conference of state banking regulators.  Most recently, he addressed the Digital Currency and Blockchain AML conference to debate the issues facing the use of digital currency in remittances.  Mr. Schwartzman is responsible for developing, monitoring and updating all risk rating and compliance policies and procedures at UniTeller, acting as the liaison for the Company with all regulatory agencies, and managing the examinations performed by state and federal authorities.

Mr. Schwartzman is a graduate of Vassar College andthe University of Florida School of Law, where he was Senior Editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi honorary academic societies.  He has been published in the University of Florida Law Review regarding Investor Protection. 

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of the overtime rule.
Level:
Basic
Production Date:
11/19/2019