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Cryptocurrency topic of panel discussion October 9 at OCBA

A panel discussion on Corporate Compliance in the Age of Cryptocurrency will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Oakland County Bar Association in Bloomfield Hills.

“Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency. What are they? How do they work? What are the legal implications of their use in a corporate setting?” asked a spokesperson for the OCBA.

“With financial institutions like Goldman Sachs planning to open its own Bitcoin trading unit, it won’t be long before corporate clients will be entering into contracts based on the value of cryptocurrency and they will expect their lawyers to protect their interests. The Oakland County Bar Association has assembled a panel of experts to address the legal implications of cryptocurrency in a corporate environment.”

The panelists include: Patrick E. Corbett, of United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan; John Gleeson, Storj Labs; and Michael P. Hindelang, of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. They will present an analysis of the intersection between current business laws and the burgeoning cryptocurrency landscape. They will explore the development of this digital technology and procedures for following corporate and criminal law.

Pre-registration is recommended since seating is limited.  Pre-registration for this seminar ends October 8, however, walk-ins are welcome.  To register, go to www.ocba.org/events

The OCBA offices are located at 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills.

Judge Tarnow portrait unveiling ceremony set for October 19

A portrait unveiling ceremony for U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 19 in Courtroom 100 of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in downtown Detroit. The public is invited to attend.

The ceremony will honor Tarnow’s 20 years on the federal bench. He was appointed in 1998 by President Bill Clinton. For additional information, call 313-234-5180.


WBA Women’s Leadership Forum: Rainmakers scheduled for Oct. 11

Join the Wolverine Bar Association for a panel discussion on how to develop business and build client relationships from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 11 at The Iriquois Club, 43248 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills.

Featured panelists are Jehan Crump-Gibson, Great Lakes Legal Group; Audrey Forbush, Plunkett Cooney; Ashley Heidemann, JD Advising; Donna MacKenzie, Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace; Sara MacWilliams, MacWilliams Poirier; Jill Wheaton, Dykema; and Ryan Kelly, Kelly & Kelly (moderator).

Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $25 for members, $40 for non-members, and $10 for students. Register at https://www.womenlawyers.org.


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