Cecilia Malmström to deliver Memorial Lecture for Georgetown’s International Trade Update

I’m absolutely delighted and looking forward to introducing the European’s Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmströmfor Georgetown’s 2019 John J. Greenwald memorial lecture.  Commissioner Malmström will discuss transatlantic trade relations and the EU’s upcoming trade agenda for the law school’s International … Continue Reading

Looking forward to Co-Hosting the Congressional Black Caucus for Black History Month

I’m delighted to partner up once again with FSP tomorrow night to cohost incoming members of the Congressional Black Caucus in celebration of Black History Month. My welcome remarks on behalf of Georgetown’s IIEL will focus on fintech–and financial inclusion.

Blockchain Invulnerability Under Scrutiny

Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked.  More and more security holes are appearing in cryptocurrency and smart contract platforms, and some are fundamental to the way they were built.  The story from MIT’s Technology review is here. … Continue Reading

Georgetown’s Global Trade Academy Gears Up February 11

Trade law and policy is front and center in today’s business climate, on the news and in election debates around the globe.  Each year, Global Trade Academy (GTA) cohorts meet in a seminar-like atmosphere on the Georgetown Law campus to … Continue Reading

Now that the shutdown is over….

….I’m happy to be pitching in as the newest member of the CFTC’s Virtual Currency Subcommittee.  It’s interesting and important work, and I look forward to dialoguing with the so many of our nation’s experts on such forward-looking work.

Who Should Tax International Income? (Upcoming Georgetown Event)

Who Should Tax International Income? Featuring Keynote Remarks by Lafayette “Chip” Harter  Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs) U.S. Treasury (invited) Friday, February 1st, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Join Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) and … Continue Reading

Whose Fintech is Hurt by the Shutdown?

The consequences of the government shutdown for the poor, the environment, federal employees, and those relying on government services or benefits have become painfully evident, and are getting worse. But the shutdown is also starting to create serious problems for … Continue Reading

EU Pushes for regional harmonization of crypto asset regulations (a podcast with yours truly)

I had a ton of fun helping Roll Call cover the release of new reports by the European Securities and Market Authority and the European Banking Authority aimed at harmonizing crypto regulations in Europe.  Part of our roll out was … Continue Reading

New fintech blog

FintechPolicy.org, an online portal for news and analysis of global regulatory developments in financial technology, officially launched in the latter days of December 2018.  FintechPolicy.org will be the first website of its kind to focus on policy across an increasingly expansive fintech ecosystem. A … Continue Reading

Experts predict record IPOs for 2019, but there’s still that pesky government shutdown…

Plenty of experts are now predicting a record was of IPOs in the new year–including in a recent Wall Street Journal report–but it’s important to note that nothing’s happening until the government shutdown ends.  On this Happy New Year, the … Continue Reading