Event Overview

2023 Global Trending Issues

Monday, January 23, 2023

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM — Virtual CLE Program

3.0 MCLE Credits
3.0 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

International Section Chair:

Prof. Azish E. Filabi, Executive Director, The American College Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services, New York, NY

Program Chairs:

  • Alex Piscionere, New York, NY
  • Helen Naves, H•Naves Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil

$105 Virtual Program Registration Fee

Agenda

2023 Global Trending Issues

Monday, January 23, 2023

3.0 MCLE Credits
3.0 Areas of Professional Practice

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted.

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Speaker

Prof. Azish E. Filabi | International Section Chair, NYSBA

9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Phone a Friend? How will you cope when a Cyber Attack hits?

In this day and age cyber attacks are almost inevitable. Former FBI Director, James Comey famously said "there are two kinds of organizations, those who have been hacked and those who don’t know they have been hacked". Ransomware gangs in particular are targeting law firms as they believe they are a soft touch. The fact that law firms have paid ransoms in the past hasn’t helped. Given that attacks are inevitable how will you respond and meet your professional obligations when the hackers hit you? A distinguished international panel will look at the effects of cyber crime, cyber warfare and give practical tips on risk reduction.

Co-Chairs:

  • Jonathan P. Armstrong, Partner, Cordery, UK
  • Andre R. Jaglom, Partner, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, US

Speaker

John Leitner | Privacy Policy, Meta, US

Dr Claudia Natanson MBE | VP Information Security, AccuWeather, US/UK

Alejandro Massot | Randle Legal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1.0 Credits in Area of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection-General

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Award Presentation and Acceptance

Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

Presenter:
Caroline Fish, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, New York, NY

Distinction in International Law and Affairs Award

Presenter:
Prof. Azish E. Filabi, International Section Chair, NYSBA, New York, NY

10:20 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Break

10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Brave New World: New Frontiers In Regulations Of Crypto

It has been said that the world of cryptocurrency is a rapid distillation in less than a decade of lessons learned by the larger financial sector over a century. Unregulated, recent disturbances in the world of crypto – the so-called crypto winter – have drawn attention both to the lack of established norms and have inspired calls for greater regulation.

This panel will address recent developments in the world of crypto – hacks, the collapse of Celsius, the failure of algorithmic stable coins, as well as recent government actions, including recent insider trading cases, the SEC’s battle against Ripple, and others. A panel of international regulators and others will discuss respective regulatory approaches and explore (1) if and how regulations on the matter can stabilize the market; (2) what those potential regulations might look like; and (3) how the exchanges, intermediaries and other participants can implement anti money laundering (AML) and related procedures to avoid the misuse of the market for illicit activities.

Co-Chairs:

  • Howard A. Fischer, Moses Singer, New York, NY
  • Helen Naves, H•Naves Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil

Speaker

Commissioner Hester M. Peirce | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

Michael Held | New York, NY

1.0 MCLE Credit

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Diversity & Inclusion

Co-Chairs:

  • Alex Piscionere, [●], New York, NY
  • Diane O'Connell, [●], New York, NY

1.0 MCLE Credit

12:35 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.

Networking Session

Event participants will engage in networking through breakout sessions that are designed to encourage and create opportunities for you to get to know more people and to increase your network.

12:55 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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