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NY: Legal Issues in the Sharing Economy

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The proliferation of companies rooted in the sharing economy -- a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical resources -- has been making headlines as Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and other startups quickly amass users while grappling with laws hostile to their missions. While there is no doubt that sharing economy principles often challenge local regulatory schemes related to health, safety, labor, and taxes, they can also create entrepreneurial opportunities while promoting social good. This panel will explore the pros and cons of the sharing economy and the reactions of local governments to these companies' attempts to either flout, circumvent, or challenge local laws.


Diana Dellamere (, Public Policy Manager at Lyft (

Henry Imber (, General Manager at onefinestay (

Amyt Eckstein (, Of Counsel at Moses & Singer


Jonathan Askin (, Professor at Brooklyn Law School

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