Blockchain technology is promising to remake institutions and industries throughout the world. Companies are looking to integrate blockchain into their business models, while technologists are investigating how it may change everything from international financial institutions to simple contracts. At the same time, government regulators are just beginning to pay attention to blockchain-based technologies.
More and more legal professionals, too, are becoming familiar with blockchain, whether in advising clients on the legal implications of potential blockchain initiatives, dealing with an evolving regulatory landscape, or handling disputes involving blockchain-based technologies and assets.
Attendees will learn:
- The basics of blockchain technology
- Common blockchain use cases
- Considerations when advising clients on blockchain
- Emerging legal and regulatory issues related to blockchain technology
Antigone Peyton leads the Intellectual Property and Technology Law practice at Protorae Law, where she focuses on intellectual property litigation and IP portfolio management and growth strategies involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Her litigation and counseling practices also include technology law issues involving social media, IoT, cybersecurity, blockchain, and cloud computing.
Erica G. Wilson
Vuono & Gray
Erica G. Wilson is an associate with Vuono & Gray, where she is representing individuals and businesses in civil cases, such as disputes over employment contracts, commercial leases, confessions of judgment, partnership agreements, and, yes, blockchain. A cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast, Erica regularly speaks to bar associations and professional groups about the legal implications of such technology and is proud to count herself as one of the only 802 people to report bitcoin-related gains to the IRS.