News Archive 2014

12/14/14: Professor Houman Shadab quoted in “Why Bitcoin Needs More Lawyers to Bridge the Technology Gap.” Click here to read the article.

12/10/14: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “Bharara: Decision May ‘Narrow’ Insider-trading Cases.” Click here to read the article.

11/13/14: Professor Houman Shadab gave a presentation on cryptoequity to the Cryptoledgers Study Group hosted by Harvard’s Berman Center for Internet and Society.

11/13/14: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted by CNBC in “Forget Currency, Bitcoin’s Tech is the Revolution.” Click here to read the article.

11/6/14: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in Pantera Capital’s monthly investor newsletter. Click here to see more.

10/24/14: The most recent issue of the Journal of Taxation of Regulation of Financial Institutions, whose Editor-in-Chief is Professor Houman Shadab, is now available online, and includes his article “Improving Hedge Fund Governance.”

10/23/14: The NYLS Bitcoin Conference was featured in “Payments Veterans Discuss Bitcoin vs Apple Pay at NY Law Conference.” [CoinDesk]

10/23/14: The NYLS Bitcoin Conference was featured in “Apple’s Mobile Buzz Impacts Bitcoin, but Regs Still Unclear.” [PaymentsSource] This event was also featured by CoinDesk and Ultra Coin.

10/22/14: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in “GMAC/CTFC Hosts Open Meeting Regarding Bitcoin and Digital Currency.” [JD Supra]

10/21/14: THe NYLS Bitcoin Conference was featured in “Watch New York Law School Bitcoin Conference Live Today.” [CryptoCoinsNews]

10/21/14: The NYLS Bitcoin Conference was featured in “Live Stream: The Future of Bitcoin Law.” [Upstart Business Journal] This event was also featured by Coinsetter, CryptoGeeks, Gary’s Guide, and PaymentWeek.

10/19/14: Professor Houman Shadab testifies before the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Bitcoin and blockchain derivatives. [YouTube]

10/16/14: Professor Houman Shadab was featured in “Creating a Futures Market on the Blockchain.” [Bitcoin News]

10/10/14: Professor Houman Shadab was featured in “CFTC Says the Bitcoin Protocol is Here to Stay” [Bitcoin News], quoted in “CFTC Acknowledges Bitcoin’s Long-Term Promise at DC Hearing” [CoinDesk], and also mentioned in “Bumpy Ride for Bitcoin Traders.” [Futures Magazine]

10/9/14: Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel about Bitcoin derivatives before the Global Markets Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C. A copy of his written statement submitted to the Commission is available here.

10/8/14: Professor Houman Shadab was mentioned in “BST North America Panel: Derivatives Regulation Creates Tech Limbo, Opportunities.” Read more here.

10/7/14: Professor Houman Shadab moderated a panel on derivatives regulation at the Buy Side Technology, North American Summit 2014, in New York City.

9/24/14: Read Professor Tamara Belinfanti’s new article Corporate Perception or Corporate Reality? on the Business Law Prof Blog.

9/23/14: The Daily Journal quotes Professor Houman Shadab in “Attorneys, Academics Unfazed by Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit.” Click here to read the PDF.

9/15/14: Law360 interviews Professor Houman Shadab on NY Court Could Weaken Rule Shielding Banks’ Overseas Cash. Click here to read more.

9/4/14: The Bitcoin Lawyer interviews Professor Houman Shadab on smart contracts and Bitcoin banks.

8/11/14: A recent webinar featuring Professor Houman Shadab discusses several legal issues surrounding the use of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. Click here to read more.

7/30/14: Professor Tamara Belinfanti attended the Fourth Annual Impact Economy Symposium & Retreat in Switzerland where participants from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors discussed how best to make an impact on the world. Click here to read her article.

7/9/14: Professor Ronald Filler led a discussion at a “Careers in Financial Services Compliance” panel as part of the New York City Bar Association’s summer series on hot practice areas. To read more, click here.

7/7/14: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in a story about the demise of a virtual currency called Dogecoin.

6/27/14: Brian Barnhart of NewsTalk 1400 interviews Professor Ronald Filler of New York Law School on the stock market and financial services law.

6/17/14: Professor Tamara Belinfanti is undertaking a project to see whether corporate law makes room for happiness and well-being.

6/15/14: Business Law Prof Blog welcomes back Professor Tamara Belinfanti as a guest blogger.

5/29/14: The Law and Society Association’s Annual Meeting in Minneapolis included Professor Tamara Belinfanti, who presented her paper “Social Intrapraneurs and the Theory of the Firm.”

5/2714: Coindesk says that Professor Houman Shadab’s working paper on Bitcoin securities and derivatives regulation is “the most detailed analysis to date” in that subject area. Read more here.

5/18/14: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “How Regulators Should Approach the Bitcoin Derivatives Market.” Read more here.

5/9/14: Professor Howard Meyers and the Securities Arbitration Clinic featured in “Law School Clinic Wins Annuity Arbitration for Public Customer.” Read more here.

5/5/14: Professor Ronald Filler is quoted in “Growth of Book Entities Seen as Swap Liquidity Threat”  in Risk.net. (Click on the “Free Trial” button.)

4/23/14: Tamara Belinfanti, a Co-Director of the Center for Business and Financial Law, is now Professor of Law at New York Law School. See her profile here.

4/23/14: Houman Shadab, a Co-Director of the Center for Business and Financial Law, is now Professor of Law at New York Law School. See his profile here.

4/10/14: Should financial regulators exempt or exclude certain financial transactions denominated in Bitcoin from the full scope of various regulations? Read more in a new paper co-authored by Professor Houman Shadab.

4/4/14: The Center for Business and Financial Law has launched the FINRA Arbitration Awards Project where students – under the direction of Professor Ronald Filler – have created a searchable database of arbitration awards issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

4/1/14: See Professor Houman Shadab’s video interview on the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to treat bitcoins as property rather than currency.

3/31/14: Read Professor Houman Shadab’s latest post on high-frequency trading on his blog Lawbitrage.

3/27/14: See the video of the address given by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at New York Law School on “A New Initiative to Crackdown on Predatory Practices.”

3/26/14: Using the popular Lego Movie as a backdrop, Professor Tamara Belinfanti examines the debate on the purpose of corporations. Read her blog post here.

3/11/14: Professor Tamara Belinfanti co-moderated a panel which discussed the impact of high frequency traders and whether regulators should create a framework to oversee their activities. Click here to read her overview.

2/24/14: Professor Ronald Filler has been re-elected as a Public Director on the National Futures Association. Click here to read the press release.

1/31/14: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted by CoinDesk, one of the leading online news resources on bitcoins and digital currency, on the future of bitcoin regulation. Click here to read the article.

1/28/14: The Street interviews Professor Ronald Filler on the transition between the outgoing Federal Reserve chief and the incoming one. Click here to see the video.

1/5/14: Professor Tamara Belinfanti presented her article Shareholder Cultivation and New Governance for the panel “Corporate Theory and Regulation in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis” organized by the Section on Socio-Economics at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting held at New York Law School.

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