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  • Blockchain Technology and Its Implications for Corporate Governance and the Law
  • Rutgers Law School - Newark

Blockchain Technology and Its Implications for Corporate Governance and the Law

Thursday, April 19, 2018  | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Networking reception to follow

Rutgers Law School
Center for Law & Justice | Baker Trial Courtroom, 1st floor
123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

The Rutgers Law School Center for Corporate Law and Governance, in partnership with Rutgers Institute for Professional Education, is pleased to present a panel discussion on blockchain technology and its implications for corporate governance and the practice of law. In less than 10 years, blockchain has emerged from a small presence to an established technology and transformative tool. Blockchain is a digital, decentralized ledger that keeps a record of all transactions that take place across a peer-to-peer network. It enables the existence of cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, a digital, worldwide currency that facilitates instant payments across the Internet without the need for a centralized third party. Blockchain has potential applications far beyond capital markets. While it may have many benefits, it also has many risks and will impact corporate governance and financial regulation — among many others fields.

The panelists include:

Robert C. Hockett
Edward Cornell Professor of Law & Professor of Public Affairs | Cornell Law School & Cornell University
Professor Robert Hockett specializes in the fields of organizational, financial, and monetary law and economics. He also regularly consults for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Monetary Fund, as well as other organizations, legislators and local governments.

Grainne McNamara
Principal | PwC
Grainne McNamara is a U.S. leader for PwC’s blockchain efforts. She works with both start-ups and large technology companies to use the power of the blockchain eco-system for her clients, and has over 20 years of experience in implementing technology, business, and regulatory change programs.

Jeffrey D. Neuburger
Partner | Proskauer Rose LLP
Jeffrey Neuburger is a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, co-head of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group, and editor of the Blockchain and the Law blog.

Susan Ramonat
Chief Executive Officer and Founder | Spiritus Partners Inc.
Susan Ramonat has over 25 years of experience in areas as enterprise sales, product management, technology strategy, corporate development, operational risk management, and cybersecurity. Spiritus Partners uses blockchain technology to develop the next generation of service records for critical assets and infrastructure.

Free for guests who do not want CLE credit. CLE credits available for $25. CLE: NJ: 1.5 | NY: 1.5 | PA: 1.0

Register at rutgerscle.com. Use promo code NOCLE435 if you do not want CLE credits.

If you have questions, please contact rlaw.cclg@law.rutgers.edu or 973.353.5928.