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Antitrust Implications of Blockchain: New Opportunities, Same Old Risks

Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
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Add to Calendar 11/06/2019 3:00 pm 11/06/2019 5:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: Antitrust Implications of Blockchain: New Opportunities, Same Old Risks If you haven’t registered for this event please click here:https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=104677\r\n The introduction of blockchain technology opened opportunities for more efficient and more secure business transactions. Anticompetitive practices carried out by blockchain participants remain a top subject to antitrust scrutiny as to what information will be accessed by intermediaries or third parties, including their competitors. However, while blockchain technology presents various innovative and start-up opportunities, its application in the competitive conduct may raise several issues and threats. \n \nAs companies and businesses look into implementing blockchain technology, the enforcement of necessary precautions and safeguards become more important in order to maximize the immense potential of blockchain while minimizing the risks of facing costly antitrust problems. \n \nIn this LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help firms and organizations better understand the important aspects and practical application of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the antitrust implications of blockchain technology. Speakers will also offer best practices to minimize the likelihood of non-compliance, risks, and pitfalls.  \n \nSome of the major topics that will be covered in this course are: \n \n \n Blockchain Technology and its Antitrust Implications: An In-Depth Analysis \n Potential Antitrust Issues Raised by Blockchain Integration \n Promises and Opportunities \n Practical Tips and Best Practices \n What to Expect in 2020 \n \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/antitrust-implications-of-blockchain/

Online CLE Antitrust Implications

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Antitrust Implications Webinar. The introduction of blockchain technology opened opportunities for more efficient and more secure business transactions. Anticompetitive practices carried out by blockchain participants remain a top subject to antitrust scrutiny as to what information will be accessed by intermediaries or third parties, including their competitors. However, while blockchain technology presents various innovative and start-up opportunities, its application in the competitive conduct may raise several issues and threats.

As companies and businesses look into implementing blockchain technology, the enforcement of necessary precautions and safeguards become more important in order to maximize the immense potential of blockchain while minimizing the risks of facing costly antitrust problems.

In this LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help firms and organizations better understand the important aspects and practical application of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the antitrust implications of blockchain technology. Speakers will also offer best practices to minimize the likelihood of non-compliance, risks, and pitfalls. 

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Blockchain Technology and its Antitrust Implications: An In-Depth Analysis
  • Potential Antitrust Issues Raised by Blockchain Integration
  • Promises and Opportunities
  • Practical Tips and Best Practices
  • What to Expect in 2020

Agenda

Jacqueline Grise, Partner
Cooley LLP

Andrew Lemon, Principal
Matrix Economics, LLC

Zhong Zhang, PhD, Senior Economist
Bates White
  1. Decentralized vs. Centralized Blockchain
    1. Decentralized blockchain is a new form of enterprise; centralized blockchain is glorified database.
  2. To deal with decentralized blockchain, the legal system has to adapt.
  3. Open question: How can we bring an antitrust case against Bitcoin if twenty years later it captures most of the payment market?

Who Should Attend

  • Antitrust Lawyers and Litigators
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • General Counsel
  • Start-Up, Entrepreneur and Small Business Individual Companies or Groups
  • Investors, Stockholders and Company Owners
  • Securities Lawyers
  • Investment, Securities, Capital Markets Attorneys, and Consultants

Online CLE Antitrust Implications

Jacqueline Grise, Partner
Cooley LLP

Andrew Lemon, Principal
Matrix Economics, LLC

Zhong Zhang, PhD, Senior Economist
Bates White
  1. Decentralized vs. Centralized Blockchain
    1. Decentralized blockchain is a new form of enterprise; centralized blockchain is glorified database.
  2. To deal with decentralized blockchain, the legal system has to adapt.
  3. Open question: How can we bring an antitrust case against Bitcoin if twenty years later it captures most of the payment market?

Online CLE Antitrust Implications

Online CLE Antitrust Implications

Jacqueline GrisePartner Cooley LLP

Jacqueline Grise is chair of Cooley's antitrust and competition practice group. Her practice focuses on the defense of corporate clients in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as antitrust counseling and other non-merger matters. She regularly represents clients before the FTC, the DOJ and numerous foreign antitrust enforcement agencies. Jackie has extensive experience counseling clients through the HSR merger review process, including advocating before the agencies, responding to second requests and coordinating antitrust defense strategies in countries around the world. Her clients span a broad range of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, technology, consumer and food products, computer and data storage, media, industrial equipment, retail, and aerospace. She currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Committee and is co-editor of the ABA Antitrust Section’s book entitled Antitrust Aspects of the Pharmaceutical Industry (2nd).

Online CLE Antitrust Implications

Andrew LemonPrincipalMatrix Economics, LLC

Dr. Andrew Lemon specializes in the economic analysis of competition issues, including antitrust and consumer deception claims. He advises clients involved in legal and regulatory proceedings and has testified in litigation before federal court. He also leads teams supporting other testifying experts. Dr. Lemon has extensive experience on matters of class certification, liability and damages in such industries as energy, transportation, agriculture, automobiles, single-copy magazines, and packaged goods. Prior to joining Matrix Economics, Dr. Lemon was a Vice President at Compass Lexecon where he supported high-profile testifying experts, including Professor Joseph Kalt of Harvard University. In addition to consulting, Dr. Lemon has taught microeconomics and energy economics at Northeastern University and Vassar College. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Online CLE Antitrust Implications

Zhong Zhang, PhDSenior EconomistBates White

Zhong Zhang is a Senior Economist at Bates White with expertise in financial market microstructure and cryptocurrency. Dr. Zhang has worked extensively in the empirical analysis of high-frequency trading data from equity and fixed income markets. He is an expert in the mechanism design and the blockchain technical features of Bitcoin’s ecosystem and has published multiple articles on market microstructure and cryptocurrency in industry journals. Prior to joining Bates White, Dr. Zhang was assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong, where he taught algorithmic trading and derivatives and conducted research in quantitative finance and cryptocurrency. Dr. Zhang received his PhD from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where he studied financial economics.


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Online CLE Antitrust Implications

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   General knowledge of antitrust laws and blockchain technology

Course Code:
   147843

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Cooley's lawyers solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 900 lawyers across 13 offices in the United States, China and Europe. Cooley's antitrust & competition team is recognized as one of the top-tier practices in the area of antitrust by Legal 500, Chambers USA and Global Competition Review. We handle all aspects of antitrust and competition law matters – including counseling, litigation, agency representation and arbitration services – for Fortune 500 corporations, as well as growing companies.

Website: https://www.cooley.com/

Matrix Economics is a boutique consulting firm that provides economic analysis in legal and regulatory proceedings, including antitrust litigation and merger reviews. With over sixty years of collective experience, the Matrix team brings fresh ideas to identify, develop, and implement cutting-edge analytical solutions to complex problems on behalf of law firms, corporations, and government agencies. Matrix experts are hands-on and actively engaged in developing economic insights and supporting evidence. They deliver litigation-proof analyses that appropriately marry quantitative research with the qualitative record to address the central issues of market definition, market power, and competitive effects.

Website: https://matrixeconomics.com/

Bates White is an economic consulting firm that provides advanced, empirically-based economic, financial, and econometric analysis to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. We advise clients on litigation, case development and strategy, assessing and analyzing the relative strengths of economic arguments, and determining optimal strategies for discovery, motions, trial preparations, and settlement.

Website: https://www.bateswhite.com/

Jacqueline Grise is chair of Cooley's antitrust and competition practice group. Her practice focuses on the defense of corporate clients in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as antitrust counseling and other non-merger matters. She regularly represents clients before the FTC, the DOJ and numerous foreign antitrust enforcement agencies. Jackie has extensive experience counseling clients through the HSR merger review process, including advocating before the agencies, responding to second requests and coordinating antitrust defense strategies in countries around the world. Her clients span a broad range of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, technology, consumer and food products, computer and data storage, media, industrial equipment, retail, and aerospace. She currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Committee and is co-editor of the ABA Antitrust Section’s book entitled Antitrust Aspects of the Pharmaceutical Industry (2nd).

Dr. Andrew Lemon specializes in the economic analysis of competition issues, including antitrust and consumer deception claims. He advises clients involved in legal and regulatory proceedings and has testified in litigation before federal court. He also leads teams supporting other testifying experts. Dr. Lemon has extensive experience on matters of class certification, liability and damages in such industries as energy, transportation, agriculture, automobiles, single-copy magazines, and packaged goods. Prior to joining Matrix Economics, Dr. Lemon was a Vice President at Compass Lexecon where he supported high-profile testifying experts, including Professor Joseph Kalt of Harvard University. In addition to consulting, Dr. Lemon has taught microeconomics and energy economics at Northeastern University and Vassar College. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Zhong Zhang is a Senior Economist at Bates White with expertise in financial market microstructure and cryptocurrency. Dr. Zhang has worked extensively in the empirical analysis of high-frequency trading data from equity and fixed income markets. He is an expert in the mechanism design and the blockchain technical features of Bitcoin’s ecosystem and has published multiple articles on market microstructure and cryptocurrency in industry journals. Prior to joining Bates White, Dr. Zhang was assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong, where he taught algorithmic trading and derivatives and conducted research in quantitative finance and cryptocurrency. Dr. Zhang received his PhD from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where he studied financial economics.

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