ICO Financing: Panel #2: Legalities


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Published on Dec 14, 2017

Moderator: Laura Shin – Senior Editor, Forbes Laura is a Forbes senior editor managing our crypto and blockchain technology coverage (Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, token sales, etc.), co-lead reporter of the Forbes Fintech 50 list, and host of the podcast “Unchained: Big Ideas From The Worlds Of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain”.

Reuben Bramanathan – Product Counsel, Coinbase Reuben Bramanathan is Product Counsel at Coinbase. Reuben has been advising clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of blockchain technology since 2014.

Matt Corva – Legal Counsel Lead, ConsenSys Possessing both a law and business background, Matt is responsible for overseeing legal while empowering ConsenSys to build and deliver more products to the ecosystem.

Joshua Klayman – Chairwoman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group Joshua chairs the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group and co-founded and co-leads Morrison & Foerster LLP’s global Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group. Josh speaks and writes frequently about blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies.

Lee Schneider – Partner, Head of FinTech and Broker-dealer practices, McDermott Will & Emery Lee is a financial services and technology lawyer based in NYC. He focuses on regulatory and transactional work for blockchain, FinTech and broker-dealer clients on a global basis, and co-hosts “Appetite for Disruption” a FinTech podcast available on iTunes and other services.

Karen Ubell – Associate, Cooley LLP Karen previously served as Special Counsel at the SEC in the Division of Corporation Finance’s Office of Capital Markets Trends, where she played a significant role in the SEC’s conclusion that Bitcoin was not a security. Karen uses this experience to assist numerous entities with regulations in connection with ICOs. She is also a contributor to the SAFT whitepaper and the SAFT Project.