However, transformative technologies like Blockchain come with a variety of legal and regulatory issues that must be navigated by banks to fully harness the potential of FinTech. The Dec. 8 event was an opportunity for bank executives to hear from thought leaders in the FinTech space about the potential business opportunities and legal challenges posed by these new technologies.The panelists included Richard Levin, the Chair of Polsinelli's FinTech and Regulation Practice; Brent Tomer, Chief Trial Attorney for the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); and Obreahny O'Brien, Business Solution Leader for Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Strategy at Ernst & Young.The panel was moderated by Ying Wang, of Counsel in Polsinelli's New York office. "Polsinelli was honored to have distinguished speakers from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the CFTC, and Ernst and Young join our guests in discussing the opportunities and challenges posed by FinTech," Wang said. The panel discussed a variety of topics including the potential applications and implications of FinTech and the potential regulatory issues for banks and FinTech companies. They suggested how to develop a coordinated approach to managing potential risks associated with the use of these technologies in a way that brings together compliance, IT and front office personnel. The panel concluded with a recommendation that financial services firms looking to deploy FinTech be proactive in their communications with regulators and consult with qualified external counsel in advance of deploying new technologies, to avoid potential sanctions and associated compliance, reputation and legal risks. Levin noted how the event brought together thought leaders in the FinTech space."Polsinelli's FinTech and Regulation practice is uniquely qualified to advise incumbent banks and FinTech companies on the legal and regulatory issues presented by the development and deployment of innovative technologies," he said. "We look forward to continuing to facilitate the dialogue between the regulators and the industry on this important subject." About Polsinelli's FinTech and Regulation Practice Polsinelli's FinTech and Regulation practice helps clients meet the challenges posed by the development of transformative technologies including: artificial intelligence; Blockchain technology; crowdfund investing platforms; digital currencies; ePayments; peer to peer lending; and robotic investment advisers.Bringing together attorneys from across the firm, members of the FinTech and Regulation practice advise clients on a variety of matters, including: corporate and transactional issues; cybersecurity; government investigations and compliance; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; public policy; regulation by the CFTC, the SEC and FinCEN; securities and corporate finance; and tax. About Polsinelli Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries.
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