FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law

March 07, 2016

GW’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance presents: FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law.

Financial Technology or fintech refers to a spectrum of technology innovations and start-ups that demonstrate disruptive potential in applications, processes, products, or business models in the financial industry.  The GW Center for Law, Economics, & Finance is holding its first FinTech Forum to bring together industry leaders, academic experts, government regulators, and legal scholars to discuss the future of these financial technologies and what it means for the law.


Agenda

9:15 – 9:20 am: Welcome Remarks

Neil Ruiz, Executive Director, GW Center for Law, Economics, & Finance

9:20 – 9:25 am: Dean’s Welcome

Blake D. Morant, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, GW Law

9:25 – 9:45 am: Introductory Dialogue

  • Kevin Petrasic, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Philippe Gelis, CEO, Kantox

9:45 – 11 am: Panel 1 - Banks as Incubators of Innovation

Moderator:

David Wessel, Senior Fellow and Director of The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, The Brookings Institution

Panelists:

  • Garry Reeder, Director, BlackRock
  • Adam Shapiro, Managing Director, Promontory
  • Benjamin Saul, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Seth Wheeler, Managing Director, Strategy, JPMorgan Chase

11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Panel 2 - Blockchain Banking and Digital Finance

Moderator:

Sigrid Inken Seibold, Partner, KPMG

Panelists:

  • Michael Abramowicz, Professor of Law, GW Law
  • Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center
  • Patrick Murck, Fellow, Berkman Center at Harvard University
  • Helen Wong, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

1:15 – 2 pm: Keynote Address

Suresh Ramamurthi, Chairman and CTO, CBW Bank
American Banker’s Innovator of the Year for 2015

2 – 3:15 pm: Panel 3 - Will “FinTech Banks” Rule the World?

Moderator

Jason Oxman, CEO, Electronic Transactions Association

Panelists

  • Cherian Abraham, Senior Business Consultant, Experian
  • Philippe Gelis, CEO, Kantox
  • Mamta Rodrigues, Senior Vice President, Synchrony Financial
  • Jeanine Wright, General Counsel, ZestFinance

3:30 – 4:45 pm: Panel 4 - The Role of Regulation: Benefit vs. Burden

Moderator

Marc Hochstein, Editor in Chief, American Banker

Panelists

  • Lawrence Baxter, William B. McGuire Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke School of Law
  • Jacob Farber, General Counsel, R3CEV
  • Amy S. Friend, Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Kevin Petrasic, Partner, White & Case LLP

4:45 – 5 pm: Closing Remarks

Neil Ruiz, Executive Director, GW Center for Law, Economics, & Finance


Note

This event is presented by the GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance.


RSVP

Media interested in attending should contact Kara Tershel at 202.994.0616 or ktershel@law.gwu.edu or Caitlin Christian at 202.994.6284 or cchristian@law.gwu.edu.


Background

GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.

The GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance brings together diverse perspectives from the academic community, Main Street, Wall Street, and Washington to address important issues affecting the economy and financial markets.

Media Contact

Kara Tershel
202.994.0616
ktershel@law.gwu.edu

 

When

Thursday, March 10, 2016
9:15 am-5 pm

 

Where

Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052