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WHF/WHFF Partner Series Brown Bag Lunch: COVID-19’s Impact on Digital Currencies
Thursday, May 07, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

WHF/WHFF Partner Series Brown Bag Lunch: COVID-19’s Impact on Digital Currencies

The Partner Series is a virtual version of WHF’s signature Brown Bag Lunches (BBLs). Members are asked to give a donation to the WHF Foundation to attend the event (a suggested amount of $5). Nonmembers (who would otherwise not have access to our BBLs) can register for $10. Because our BBLs are typically provided free of charge, the entire amount of the donation should be tax deductible; however we cannot provide you with tax advice and recommend you consult your tax advisor.

Dan Cohen, K&L Gates
Rumi Morales

Mr. Cohen will discuss COVID’s potential to accelerate development of stablecoins and central bank digital currencies.

About the Speaker:

Dan Cohen is an associate in the Washington office of K&L Gates where he is a member of the consumer financial services, depository institutions, financial institutions and services litigation, fintech, and payment systems practice groups. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance for banks, trust companies, money services providers, digital asset trading platforms and digital wallet providers. He has experience counseling clients with respect to federal banking laws and regulations, federal and state money transmitter statutes and regulations, and SEC guidance regarding digital assets. Additionally, he helps represent financial institutions in class action litigation, advises investment companies on federal financial services policy, and represents policyholders in coverage disputes with insurers.

He also is involved in various pro bono matters at K&L Gates, including developing a charitable prepaid card program.

Mr. Cohen writes extensively on the digital assets and blockchain applications, both in the financial and energy industries, as well as financial services policy. His writings are often published on JD Supra. He also has been published in several legal journals, including the Virginia Law Review, the Dickinson Law Review, the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, the Energy Law Journal, the Banking Law Journal, and the Investment Lawyer. 

Rumi Morales is a pioneer in identifying, investing and cultivating the emerging technologies that will define our economy’s next generation.

An early specialist in digital currency, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Rumi is also a leading early investor in artificial intelligence, deep learning, predictive analytics, and quantum computing as they will affect traditional industries.

She is currently Partner at Outlier Ventures, and previously led the venture arm of the CME Group. A proven entrepreneur herself, Rumi is the Founding Partner of Chicago Surge, an innovative program that helps startups scale in the Midwest region. She also established the Global Markets Institute during her tenure at Goldman Sachs, and launched a leading economic research firm in Singapore. She began her career in venture capital in London, Kuala Lumpur and New York, and has invested across three continents and lived in seven countries.

Currently based in Chicago, Illinois, Rumi is actively involved in that city’s burgeoning technology and entrepreneurial community.

 An accomplished and dynamic public speaker, Rumi has presented onstage at major conferences globally, and has been featured on Bloomberg Television and Institutional Investor magazine. Institutional Investor also noted her as one the “most powerful dealmakers in financial technology” two years in a row, and Crain’s recognized her in their esteemed “40 Under 40” list.

Rumi received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Thursday, May 7, 2020   
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar, Zoom access information will be provided in your confirmation email 
Cost: Members: $5 suggested donation (no charge registration is available); Nonmembers: $10 donation


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