Innovation in Business and Finance Law Conference

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Join the Business and Finance Law Program, the Banking and Securities Law Society, and the Corporate and Business Law Society as they host the inaugural Business and Finance Law Conference. The world is changing and advancing at an unprecedented rate. As a result, the field of business and finance law is constantly evolving. This event will focus on some of the current and future changes that are affecting the business and financial law industry.


Tuesday, February 25

9:15 am: Hide and Seek in a Global Context: Tax Evasion
Tasher Great Room

Panel video

  • Tamara Böhmert (Moderator), LLM '20
  • Karen B. Brown, Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law, GW Law
  • Lakshmi Kumar, Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity
  • Morenike Saula, LLM '18, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, GW Law

11 am: Keynote Speaker
Tasher Great Room

Keynote video

  • Rhoda Weeks-Brown, General Counsel, International Monetary Fund

12:15 pm: Lunch
Lerner LL101

2 pm: Corporate Governance Reform in the Face of the Changing Market
Lerner LL101

  • Abraham Bluestone (Moderator), JD Class of 2021
  • Audra Dowless, JD '10, Counsel, Goodwin Law
  • Dalia Tsuk Mitchell, Professor of Law and History, GW Law

Wednesday, February 26

1:30 pm: Fintech: Innovation v. Regulation
Lerner LL101

Panel video

  • Aisha-Maria Gringel (Moderator), LLM '20
  • Eric Wall (Moderator), JD '20
  • Alex Khachaturian, Director, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority 
  • Yan Liu, Deputy General Counsel, International Monetary Fund 
  • Jennifer B. Maisel, JD '12, Associate, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst and Manbeck
  • Gregory Scopino, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

3:15 pm: Blockchain in Fintech
Lerner LL101

Panel video

  • Raffi Teperdjian (Moderator), JD '20
  • Combiz Abdolrahimi, Attorney, Deloitte Consulting
  • Nic Carter, Partner, Castle Island Ventures
  • Douglas Pepe, Partner, Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC
  • Evan Weiss, JD '15, Chief of Staff, Bison Trails

5 pm: Reception
Faculty Conference Center, 5th Floor, Jacob Burns Law Library