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What’s happening at CBFL


Upcoming conference: Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Click here for more information.

September 17, 2015: Deal School Transactional Lunch Workshop: Securities Arbitration: An Overview with Adam J. Gana ’05, Managing Partner, Gana LLP

  • Time: 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Location: W-220
  • Lunch: Will be provided for free.
  • More information and to register: Click here


1/29/2016: Professor Houman Shadab is featured in “Bankers Weigh Blockchain Challenges at BNY Mellon Event.” [Coindesk]

1/22/16: Professor Houman Shadab presented a paper at the 12th Annual Symposium of the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy at George Mason University School of Law held in honor of the legacy of Professor Henry G. Manne. More information about the symposium is available here.

1/8/2016: Professor Tamara Belinfanti was a speaker, selected from a call for papers, as part of the AALS program ‎”The Corporate Law and Economics Revolution 40 Years Later: The Impact of Economics and Finance Scholarship on Modern Corporate Law.”

1/8/2016: The most recent issue of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions, edited by Professor Houman Shadab, is now available online here. The issue includes an article by NYLS professor Alan Appel on the tax aspects of credit agreements, and an article by 3L Keila Espinosa on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s position limits rulemaking.

12/14/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “The Fintech Boom And Bank Innovation.” [Forbes]

11/12/15: Professor Houman Shadab participated in a workshop hosted by the World Economic Forum on “The Role of Financial Services in Society” which focused on the impact of technology on financial stability, and included representatives from federal regulatory agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as well as representatives from leading global financial institutions including JP Morgan, MasterCard, and Barclays Capital.

11/1/15: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy was invited to present her current article “Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond” at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Law School’s Junior Faculty Exchange.

10/26/15: Professor Ronald Filler will speak at ACI’s Energy Trading Compliance Program on “Cross Border issues Facing Energy Trading Firms” on November 16-17 in Washington, DC, RiskMathics’ program on “Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Colombian Financial Institutions” on November 23-24 in Bogota, Colombia, and RiskMathics’ program on “Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Chilean Financial Institutions” on November 26-27, in Santiago, Chile.

10/7/15: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel on “Digital Currencies and the Volatility of Bitcoin” at the 2015 Buy-Side Technology North American Summit in midtown Manhattan. Click here for more information.

10/5/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Bitcoin Exchange Founded by Winklevoss Twins Debuts as Gemini.” [Bloomberg Business]

9/30/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “US student loans provider SoFi raises $1bn.” [Financial Times]

9/28/15: Professor Houman Shadab is cited in “CFTC Brings First Bitcoin Enforcement Action, Further Clarifying U.S. Regulatory Landscape for Virtual Currencies.” [Davis Polk]

9/26/15: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on the panel “A $1.6 Quadrillion Opportunity – Securities Clearing and Settlement” at the Consensus Conference on the Digital Currency Economy. More information is available here.

9/20/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “USA regulator brands Bitcoin a commodity.” []

9/18/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Government to Regulate Bitcoin as a Commodity.” [Washington Examiner]

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