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Brown Bag Lunch: FinTech Update - What happened since the WHF April Symposium?
550 17th St. NW
Washington DC, District of Columbia 20429
United States
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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WHF Brown Bag Lunch: FinTech Update - What happened since the WHF April Symposium? 

WHF Brown Bag Lunches are open to members only, at no charge. Not a member? Call WHF at 703-683-4742 and we will be happy to assist in signing you up for membership.

This event is off the record.  


Chris Ledoux, Corporate Expert, FDIC;  Dina Ellis Rochkind, Paul Hastings; Daniel Gorfine, Director, LabCFTC and Chief Innovation Officer, CFTC; and Margaret Liu, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Conference of State Bank Supervisors.  

Description: This program will provide an update on industry and regulatory developments since the WHF symposium in April 2018. That symposium offered a comprehensive overview of hot topics in FinTech. Government and private sector panelists will provide an update on this fast-changing area. 

Date: January 15, 2019 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
Location: FDIC, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429
Metro: Farragut North & West

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Speaker Bios

Chris Ledoux leads the FDIC’s FinTech Legal Group and is the FDIC’s first insurance specialist and corporate legal resource on insurance issues. At the FDIC, he reviews “living wills” and the Dodd-Frank Act’s Orderly Liquidation Authority and also advises the FDIC chairman on insurance matters in the chairman’s capacity as a voting member of FSOC. Before the FDIC, Ledoux served for nearly five years as senior advisor to the FSOC independent voting member with insurance expertise. He served as the voting insurance member’s principal Deputy and also served on FSOC’s Deputies Committee, Nonbank Designations Committee, Systemic Risk Committee, and others. Ledoux was an official at the Treasury Department, where he monitored and advised on insurance and reinsurance issues of federal interest. During the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, he worked on the rescue of AIG; the creation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the temporary money market fund guaranteed program; the insurance-related provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act; and was later responsible for helping establish the Federal Insurance Office.

Dina Ellis Rochkind is Of Counsel in the Paul Hastings Government Affairs practice. Ms. Rochkind's legislative experience allows her to advise her clients on the latest initiatives, including: crowdsourcing; bitcoin and ICOs; and blockchain technologies. She served as Washington Director in the office of Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO). Other Capitol Hill experience includes serving as senior staff for various Congressional Committees and for Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). Ms. Rochkind also served in the George W. Bush Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Treasury Department. She has been involved in drafting major pieces of legislation over the last two decades, including: the 2005 bankruptcy reform legislation, the FACT Act, E-Sign, Check 21, Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and, most recently, the comprehensive and bipartisan JOBS Act, for which she was the lead staffer in the Senate.

Daniel Gorfine is an experienced leader focused on market-enhancing FinTech innovation and related 21st century regulatory frameworks and approaches. He previously served as director of financial markets policy and legal counsel at the Milken Institute think tank, where he focused on financial innovation, capital access, and financial market policy and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law School teaching FinTech Law & Policy. Gorfine was Vice President, External Affairs & Associate General Counsel at OnDeck. Earlier in his career, Gorfine worked at the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP and served a clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake in the District of Maryland. A graduate of Brown University (A.B.), Gorfine holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

Margaret Liu is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). Margaret serves as a part of the CSBS legal and policy team, providing legal support for CSBS and its affiliated organizations as well as overseeing CSBS efforts representing the policy perspectives of state banking commissioners before Congress.  She also serves as the lead CSBS staff member on Fintech issues.  Margaret is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Chicago Law School.