Webcast: Virtual Currencies

March 10, 2015

Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin have experienced rapid evolution in recent months.  Notwithstanding considerable challenges such as price volatility and association with illicit activities, interest in virtual currencies and their underlying technology has been steadily increasing.  The pace of regulation and enforcement actions relating to virtual currencies has quickened in recent months, and 2015 promises to be a significant year in the continued evolution of virtual currencies.

Please join us for this timely and informative presentation as we provide insights and analysis of the latest developments in virtual currencies.

Topics discussed include:

  • The Basics of Virtual Currencies and Their Evolution
  • Federal Legislative Landscape
  • Federal Regulatory Landscape
  • State Developments
  • Virtual Currencies Abroad
  • Federal Enforcement Actions
  • What to Expect in 2015

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Our Panelists:

Judith Alison Lee — Judith Alison Lee is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and Co-Chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice Group. Ms. Lee practices in the areas of international trade regulation, including USA Patriot Act compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions and embargoes, and export controls.

Arthur S. Long — Arthur S. Long is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is a Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Financial Institutions Practice Group and a member of the Securities Regulation Practice Group.  Mr. Long focuses his practice on financial institutions regulation, advising on the regulatory aspects of M&A transactions; bank regulatory compliance issues; Dodd-Frank issues, including the regulation of systemically significant financial institutions (SIFIs) and related heightened capital and liquidity requirements; resolution planning; and Volcker Rule issues with respect to bank proprietary trading and private equity and hedge fund operations.  He also has significant experience with bank securities offerings and issues particular to foreign banks operating or seeking to operate in the United States.

Jeffrey L. Steiner — Jeffrey L. Steiner is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions, Energy, Regulation and Litigation, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Investment Funds and Public Policy practice groups.  Mr. Steiner focuses on matters related to OTC and listed derivatives, the Commodity Exchange Act and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).