Polsinelli is partnering with the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance for an engaging series of panels and discussions exploring the ever-evolving realm of cryptoassets and their profound influence on the global financial landscape. The Crypto Investors Summit will take place in person on October 23, 2023, at the Players Club in New York. Polsinelli Fintech and Blockchain co-heads, Stephen Rutenberg and Daniel McAvoy will each be speaking on panels related to the regulatory crackdown on crypto and recent crypto bankruptcy. This event is free for Wall Street Blockchain Alliance members and Polsinelli will also be providing CLE for two panels for all qualified attendees.

Date: Monday, October 23rd, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time


1:00 pm – Panel 1 – Exploring the Cryptoasset Market: Current and Future Prospects

In this panel, seasoned industry experts will delve into the developments of the past year, the evolving landscape of the crypto market, emerging challenges and opportunities, the tokenized future and the transformative impact on the traditional financial sector in the wake of these events.

2:00 pm – Panel 2 – Navigating the Regulatory Crackdown on Crypto  

In this session, seasoned industry experts will scrutinize regulatory stances on ongoing activities within the crypto space, industry reactions to these measures, impacts on global banking and the potential evolution of the market to maintain compliance while fostering innovation and expansion.

3:15 pm – Panel 3 – Crypto Insolvencies: Unraveling the Impact of Industry Failures and the Evolving Role of the Bankruptcy Courts

Our panelists, representing various stakeholders in these cases, will offer valuable insights and lessons gleaned from these distinctive restructurings within the cryptocurrency realm.

4:15 pm – Panel 4 – The Empire Strikes Back – Legal Updates and Analysis of the SEC’s Cases Against Ripple and Coinbase

In this session, a panel of experts will comprehensively examine these cases, scrutinizing the strategies employed by both parties and highlighting the pivotal significance of these cases for the future of cryptoassets in America.

5:10 pm – Networking & Cocktails


Phil Berg — Chair of Corporate Practice, Otterbourg P.C.
David Brill — Former Deputy General Counsel at Voyager; Chair of the WSBA Cryptoasset Working Group
Francesca Don Angelo — Deputy General Counsel – Galaxy Digital
Samson Enzer — Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Jason Gottlieb — Partner & Chair, White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement, Morrison Cohen LLP
Richard Johnson — Chief Executive Officer, Texture Capital
Joshua Ashley Klayman Kuzar — U.S. Head of Fintech and Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets, Linklaters LLP; WSBA Board Member
Pat LaVecchia — Chief Executive Officer, Oasis Pro
Daniel McAvoy — Shareholder, Polsinelli
Ron Quaranta — Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Stephen Rutenberg — Shareholder, Polsinelli
Kayvan Sadeghi — Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
Jamie Solano — Partner, Ford O’Brien Landy LLP
Robert Stark — Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP