The Center for Business and Financial Law

What’s happening at CBFL

March 28, 2018: Lunchtime Lecture: Why Business Lawyers Are Thinking About Human Rights

  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: Boardroom (W-204)
  • Lunch: Will be served
  • For more information and registration, click here.

March 27, 2018: NYLS Alumni in Business and Entrepreneurship Networking Event

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Commons (W-203)
  • For more information and registration, click here.

March 8, 2018: Business Lunch Workshop: Smart Legal Contracts, Blockchain, and NYC Legal Hackathon

  • Time: 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
  • Location: W-A10
  • For more information and registration, click here.

February 22, 2018: Professor Alan Appel will be a moderator on the panel “Tax Planning for Brexit and Beyond: Navigating the New European Landscape” for the New York City Bar Association. For more information and registration, click here.


6/7/2018: Professor Alan Appel spoke on a panel (“Standing at the Edge of a Cliff-Advising Clients on Uncertain Tax Opinions”) at Hofstra University convened by the Private Wealth & Taxation Institute.

6/5/2018: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy was recently appointed to serve as an advisor on the American Law Institute’s Principles for a Data Economy (a new joint project with the prestigious European Law Institute) that seeks to study data trade transactions with the goal of issuing transformative transnational legal principles for domestic and international courts, lawyers, legislators, regulators and academics.

5/13/2018: Professor Alan Appel had an article published by the Practicing Law Institute titled “Taxation of Foreign Persons who Dispose of Interests in Partnerships.” Read the article on this link.

4/20/2018: Professor Houman Shadab spoke at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group’s Spring Meeting in Washington DC, on the panel “Smart Contracts: Are They Really Contracts and Are They Really Smart?”

4/18/2018: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy is quoted in “What Congress Should Know About the Internet” in JSTOR Daily.

3/9/2018: Professor Ronald Filler co-authored an amicus brief filed on March 8 with the U.S. Supreme Court in Michael Coscia v. United States (Docket 17-1099) which supports the petitioner who was found guilty in a criminal case by engaging in a trading strategy known as “spoofing.” The brief concludes that the legislation that defines “spoofing” is unconstitutionally vague.

2/4/2018: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy’s article “Paying for Privacy and the Personal Data Economy” which has been published in the Columbia Law Review was recently identified as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Commercial Law and Privacy Law in a peer review published January 8, 2018, in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). For the peer review, click here.

11/14/17: Professor Houman Shadab was a panelist at the annual Blockchain for Wall Street Alliance conference where participants discussed the legal and technological developments of blockchain technology. Read more here and here.

10/23/17: Professor Alan Appel spoke at NYU’s 76th Institute on Federal Taxation on the topic of “Tax Planning for U.S. Business Operations of Foreign-Owned Enterprises”. He will be presenting this panel again in San Francisco on November 13 as part of the same NYU program.

10/23/17: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy participated in a roundtable held by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in Washington, DC evaluating Internet of Things privacy, security and liability issues.

10/10/2017: Professor Houman Shadab is quoted in “30 Major Developments in the History of Cryptocurrency” in BusinessPundit. To read more, click here.

10/6/2017: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy remotely presented her article “Commodifying Consumer Data,” which is forthcoming in the Boston College Law Review, at the Property Implications of the Sharing Economy Conference held at Penn State Law School.

10/5/2017: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy is featured in “Elvy on the Artificially Intelligent Internet of Things & the UCC” on the Legal Theory Blog.

10/5/2017: Professor Houman Shadab is mentioned in “2017 Emerging Legal Technology Forum: Examining the Blockchain Business Revolution” in Reuters. To read more, click here.

9/27/2017:Professor Houman Shadab spoke on a panel on Data & Analytics in the Law hosted by Evolve Law in New York City.

9/26/2017: Professor Houman Shadab gave a presentation on Contract Digitization at the annual Clio Cloud conference (held in New Orleans) which included over 1,200 attendees from 20 countries and keynote speakers such as former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara.

For past News Archives, please click here
: 201720162015, 2014, 2013, 2012