"Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: A Beginner's Guide"
Please join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Locke Lord LLP office in Austin as we welcome Cristina M. Nahidi, Deputy General Counsel at the Texas Department of Banking as she presents "Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: A Beginner's Guide."
What is cryptocurrency? How is it used? As it becomes more pervasive, what do attorneys need to know about it to protect themselves and their clients? Ms. Nahidi will provide an overview of bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology, so you will be better prepared for conversations that might come up in your practice, as well as your next cocktail party! Cristina's regulatory and enforcement practice is focused on financial technology entities, as well as traditional banking institutions. As a former trial attorney, Cristina has a unique perspective on the potential pitfalls facing attorneys navigating cryptocurrency uses and applications. Cristina will provide a survey of these topics, and discuss the treatment of cryptocurrency under both Texas and federal law.
VIDEO CONFERENCE OPTION NOW OFFERED For those unable to make the main meeting in Austin, we are offering the option to attend by video conference. This special video conference option will be held at the Norton Rose Fulbright office in the Frost Bank Tower at 111. W. Houston Street, Suite 1800, San Antonio, 78205. Lunch will be served. Please indicate when registering which location you plan to attend. Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for those who would like to arrive early and network. Lunch and presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m.
Primary Location: Locke Lord LLP* 600 Congress Avenue Suite 2200 Austin, TX 78701
*Parking is available in the building's garage (entrance is on 7th Street between Colorado and Congress). Bring in your parking ticket and present to the Locke Lord receptionist for validation.
Secondary Location (video conference only): Norton Rose Fulbright** Frost Bank Tower 111 W. Houston Street Suite 1800 San Antonio, TX 78205
**Parking is available in the building's garage (fees are determined by length of stay). Enter the garage off Travis Street OR off Camaron Street, and note that Houston Street is temporarily closed due to construction. Park in the garage and take an elevator down to the 1st floor main lobby; from there, enter the bank lobby and select the 18th floor from one of the two elevator kiosks.
Cristina Nahidi Deputy General Counsel Texas Department of Banking
Cristina Nahidi graduated from The University of Texas School of Law and spent the next eight years practicing commercial litigation and insurance defense, becoming a partner at Wright and Greenhill before joining the Texas Department of Banking in 2018.
Cristina is the Deputy General Counsel for the Texas Department of Banking where she helps to advise the Banking Commissioner regarding the regulation of more than 227 state-chartered banks, and over 170 money services businesses. The Texas Department of Banking is the third largest state financial regulator nationwide and has been on the forefront of new developments in the financial technology space, being among the first states to provide cryptocurrency guidance.
Cristina routinely helps to coordinate enforcement actions with other federal financial regulators such as the FDIC and was instrumental in obtaining the largest restitution and administrative penalty in the history of the Texas Department of Banking. Cristina is active in the local bar and is a past president of Travis County Women Lawyers Association and a current board member of the Calvert Inn of Court.
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