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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


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]

9/17/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “CFTC Settlement: Virtual Currency a Commodity.” [Bloomberg BNA] (attached)

9/17/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “CFTC Ruling Defines Bitcoin and Digital Currencies as Commodities” [CoinDesk]

9/16/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “A Quarterly Academic Journal on Bitcoin Comes Into Existence.” [Coinfox]

9/10/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Trust, Law Enforcement and Killer Apps: Consensus 2015 Morning Sessions.” [CoinDesk]

9/9/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Visa, Nasdaq, Others Invest $30 Million in Bitcoin-Related Startup.” [The Wall Street Journal]

8/21/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “Next-Gen Prediction Market To Test Limits in D.C.” [Politico]

8/14/15: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy recently presented her current project, “Commercial Law in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond,” at Vanderbilt Law School. She has also been selected to serve as a country of origin legal expert for Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago by the Rights in Exile Programme (Oxford, United Kingdom).

8/1/15: Professor Tamara Belinfanti (along with Professor Deborah Archer) will speak about “Poverty Capitalism: The New Tax on Poor People of Color” at the “Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America” conference at Duke Law School in November 2015.

7/28/15: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “American Banker Conference: Lines Drawn in Blockchain Debate.” [Coin Desk]

7/27/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “Winklevoss Twins Hoping to Nationalize their Bitcoin Exchange.” [News BTC]

7/24/15: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “Winklevoss Twins File Paperwork to Operate Gemini Bitcoin Exchange.” To read more, click here.

6/29/15: Professor Ronald Filler will moderate the panel “Central Clearing Issues” at the Risk Incisive Program in New York City.

6/22/15: Professor Ronald Filler kicked off the 37th Annual Futures Industry Association Law & Compliance Division Program in Washington, D.C., with his panel on “Compliance Raid Fire,” which involves 50 hypothetical problems relating to current legal and compliance issues facing the futures/derivatives industry.

6/20/15: Professor Houman Shadab was named to the Editorial Board of Ledger, the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, including related research in mathematics, computer science, engineering, law, and economics. More information about the journal is available here.

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