The Evolving Regulation of Crypto
Friday, October 28, 2022
Sponsored by the University of Arkansas School of Law and the Blockchain Center of Excellence in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Join the Arkansas Law Review on Friday, October 28, for a fascinating and timely symposium discussing the evolving regulation of cryptoassets and transactions. With a keynote address by CFTC Commissioner Kristin Johnson, this all-day event offers an interesting overview of a complex and rapidly evolving area of law.
The symposium will include discussions and presentations by a range of nationally recognized experts, and in addition to the keynote address will also feature a Q&A session with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce. With an introductory presentation by Dr. Mary Lacity, director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence, the symposium is designed to appeal to those with a background in crypto as well as those new to the space. It will also include a presentation by U of A law professor Carol Goforth and her co-author, Professor Yuliya Guseva of Rutgers School of Law, who jointly authored Regulation of Cryptoassets (West 2d Ed., 2022), the leading law school text on crypto regulation.
There are sessions dealing with tax implications, business alternatives (including a cutting edge look into Distributed Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) organized as cooperatives), and regulatory developments focused on cryptoassets as commodities and securities. Given that one of the crypto bills currently in Congress is jointly sponsored by Senator John Boozman, it seems especially appropriate for the Arkansas Law Review to be presenting information on this topic.
Cost & Registration
The symposium has been approved for 6.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit, and the public is invited to attend. Admission is free, but registration is requested. Lunch is provided for registered attendees.
Kristin N. Johnson, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Carol Goforth, Clayton N. Little Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law and co-author of Regulation of Cryptoassets (West 2d Ed., 2022)
Yuliya Guseva, Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School and co-author of Regulation of Cryptoassets (West 2d Ed., 2022)
Mary C. Lacity, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas
Eric D. Chason, Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School
Del Wright, Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Carla L. Reyes, Assistant Professor of Law at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Lee Reiners, Policy Director at the Duke Financial Economics Center and Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University School of Law
Jake Karlsruher, Senior Product Counsel at Grayscale Investments
James Wigginton, Senior Associate at Orrick
Spenser Stephens, Compliance Partnerships and Regulatory Initiatives Associate at Coinbase
Speakers: Bailey Geller, Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Law Review, Dean Cynthia Nance; Austin Simmons, Symposium Editor, Arkansas Law Review; Professor Carol Goforth
Overview of Blockchain and Crypto
Dr. Mary Lacity, Blockchain Center of Excellence, Sam M. Walton College of Business
Panel: Yuliya Guseva, Eric Chason, Del Wright
Keynote Address by CFTC Commissioner Kristin Johnson
Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees
Q & A with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce
Current Issues in Crypto
Panel: Carla Reyes, Lee Reiners, Jake Karlsruher
Panel: James Wigginton, Spenser Stephens, Carol Goforth
For more information about the symposium, contact:
Symposium Editor, Arkansas Law Review