Free Non-CLE Webinar on 1/9: Blockchain Technology and Initial Coin Offerings


Free Non-CLE Webinar on 1/9: Blockchain Technology and Initial Coin Offerings

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1/5/18 4:50 PM CT l Author: Lilah Bruton

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EST, the Banking Law Committee will present a free non-CLE webinar entitled “Blockchain Technology and Initial Coin Offerings”. This program will offer insights into the current state of the Blockchain Industry, with a focus on regulatory issues concerning Initial Coin Offerings. The presentation will highlight recent SEC guidance concerning how the securities laws may impact token sales, as well as other key regulatory issues including financial regulations, export controls, commodities, and international compliance considerations.

Program Chairs and Panelists:
Moderator: William E. Stern, Goodwin Procter LLP, New York, NY

Mike Whalen, Goodwin Procter LLP, New York, NY
Meghan Spillane, Goodwin Procter LLP, New York, NY

Mike Whalen, a partner in Goodwin’s Technology Group and co-leader of the firm’s FinTech Practice, has a full-service practice counselling on the regulatory and transactional aspects of consumer and small business financial products and services. He advises both traditional and emerging financial institutions. Mike’s regulatory product work covers mortgage loans, small business loans, merchant cash advances, factoring, payments, credit cards, student loans, deposits, auto loans, personal loans and digital currencies. His regulatory service work centers on third-party service providers that touch these products, including settlement service providers, subservicers, debt collectors, credit reporting agencies, escrow companies, brokers, lead generators, information aggregators and API developers. Mike’s transactional practice crisscrosses his product and service work, including advising on regulatory due diligence on M&A financial institution deals, bank partnership agreements for FinTech companies, buying and selling pools of loans and receivables, and subservicing arrangements for marketplace lending platforms.

Meghan Spillane is a partner in Goodwin’s Securities, White Collar Defense + Business Litigation Group and its Digital Currency + Blockchain Technology Practice. She focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense, including conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporate entities and representing companies and individuals in connection with government investigations and prosecutions.  Ms. Spillane also advises digital currency and blockchain companies in token sales and in responding to government investigations. She also maintains an active civil practice, representing companies in complex business and financial litigation matters. Her experience includes federal criminal and civil investigations, securities class actions and derivative suits, SEC actions, and complex commercial litigation.


Registration for this event is not required.  Simply use the call-in information below to log in or dial-in 5 minutes before the meeting is set to begin.

Call-In Information

To join the online meeting (and add it to your calendar):

  1. Go to: https://intercall.webex.com/intercall/j.php?MTID=mea7ac08ea0f88f2b80c255ac1b66bc6c
  2.  When requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. Click "Join".
  4. Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back to participate in the audio portion of the webinar.

To join the audio only portion of the webinar, please use the following dial-in and conference code:

  1. Dial-in:  1 (866) 646-6488
  2. Conference Code:  626 278 1418

Program Materials and Past Programs

All recordings and materials from this program and previous programs are available for free for ABA members and can be found on the Banking Law Committee website.