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Partner Event- Truth Without Proof

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A Night of Blockchain Who Dunnit! Please note the time change to 5 pm.

Join our Partner event, Truth without Proof & The Case of Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Evidence. Brought to you by, The Chicago Bar Association Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee, FinTEx, and Chicago Blockchain Project

Please note, you must hold a ticket to attend.

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The Process of Getting Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Entries Into Evidence
December 6, 2018 @Loyola University School of Law

The Chicago Bar Association Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee, FinTEx, and the Loyola University School of Law present this live demonstration of how legal practitioners can navigate the rules of evidence with respect to blockchain ledger entries and crypto-assets. Presented by renowned litigators and blockchain experts, this mock exercise will highlight the nuances of blockchain technology, the obstacles to introducing blockchain- and crypto-based evidence, and help practitioners understand how existing legal rules can be utilized to overcome those challenges.

Follow co-sponsors on Twitter:
(FinTEx) @FinTExChicago; (Chicago Bar Association) @ChicagoBarAssoc; (Chicago Blockchain Project) @ChicagoHodl; (Chicago Blockchain Center) @ChiBlockchain; & (Jenner & Block) @JennerBlockLLP

No fee will be charged for attendance and CLE Credit will be available. Admission will be limited to the first 75 ticket holders.

Confirmed speakers and participants for the demonstration include:

Lisa Braganca: Ms. Braganca is the former Branch Chief for the Chicago office of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and has litigated financial and securities cases for over two decades. Since leaving the SEC, Lisa has represented and number of clients in connection with cryptocurrency matters before the SEC and DOJ, including the defendants in the recent TokenLot matter. Follow Ms. Braganca on Twitter, @LisaBraganca.

Drew Hinkes: Mr. Hinkes is the General Counsel at Athena Blockchain, a blockchain professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law, and a frequently cited authority on Virtual Currency issues who has published more than 20 articles on blockchain. Follow Mr. Hinkes on Twitter, @propelforward

Nelson Rosario: Mr. Rosario is a founding member of Smolinski Rosario Law and is an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he teaches a class on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Law. An attorney with a diverse set of skills and experience gained from working in private practice for multiple IP boutique law firms in Chicago, for the legal department of a large multi-national consumer electronics corporation, and for a federal magistrate judge, Mr. Rosario’s practice has a strong focus on intellectual property and legal issues related to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Follow Mr. Rosario on Twitter, @NelsonMRosario

Justin Steffen: A recognized National Law Journal Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and FinTech Trailblazer and cited authority on virtual currency, lending, and FinTech issues, Mr. Steffen is a Litigation Partner at Jenner & Block LLP where he co-founded and leads the Firm’s FinTech and Blockchain practices. Justin is also the founder and Chair of the CBA’s Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee and has been appointed as an adjunct professor to teach FinTech and the law at Loyola School of Law. Follow Mr. Steffen on Twitter, @FinTechAttorney ‏

Chris Veatch: Mr. Veatch is a partner at Perkins Coie and is the former Chief of the National Security & Cybercrimes Section with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago). His more than 12-year tenure as a federal prosecutor included serving as a Deputy Chief in the National Security and General Crimes Sections, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Major Case, Complex Fraud, and Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Sections. He has extensive experience investigating and prosecuting complex and sensitive matters, including those involving cybercrime; securities, bank, accounting, healthcare, tax and other fraud; international bribery and money laundering schemes; copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets and economic espionage; export controls and U.S. sanctions programs (including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Arms Export Control Act (AECA), International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), Iranian Transactions Regulations (ITR) and others

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