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Georgia Quinn

General Counsel of CoinList

Georgia Quinn is general counsel of CoinList, a platform that helps issuers conduct compliant ICO, token and digital asset offerings. She is also the co-founder of iDisclose, a legal technology company focused on the disclosure and legal document needs of small business and startup entrepreneurs. Ms. Quinn has been recognized each year since 2014 as a Top Female Attorney in New York City by Thomson-Reuters and as a "Super Lawyer" featured in the New York Times. Quinn is a senior contributor to Crowdfund Insider, an online crowdfunding publication. Ms. Quinn began her practice at Weil, Gotshal and Manges and later moved to Seyfarth Shaw before founding iDisclose. Ms. Quinn has presented to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Congressional staff-members, leaders of US and UK crowdfunding portals and peer-to-peer lending platforms, the American Bar Association, the American Banker P2P Conference, the Council of Development Finance Agencies, the Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Alliance, the New York State Bar Association, and the Small Business Administration. Ms. Quinn received a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University.

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David Felsenthal

Partner, Clifford Chance

David Felsenthal is a leader of Clifford Chance's pre-eminent global fintech practice. He has worked on a range of new and developing structures including blockchain and token sales. David is an experienced finance lawyer whose practice focuses on fintech, structured finance and derivatives transactions. He has been a leader in developing and executing structured products, including securities linked to credit and equity and structured financing arrangements. David also advises extensively on trading transactions including repo and securities lending financing.

David's expertise has been recognized by leading trade associations: he has represented ISDA in its advocacy on swaps, and he gives the industry-wide opinions for SIFMA for the standard documentation for repo, securities lending and forwards. He is a frequent speaker at conferences organized by PLI, ISDA, and others. He has written articles that have been featured in various publications and websites, including the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and the Columbia Blue Sky Blog.

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Clifford Chance is one of the world's elite law firms, with over 3,200 legal resources delivering innovative solutions to emerging fintech companies and leading financial institutions in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Troy Paredes

Founder, Paredes Strategies LLC
SEC Commissioner (2008-2013)

Troy A. Paredes is the founder of Paredes Strategies LLC. From 2008-2013, Paredes was an SEC Commissioner, appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Paredes advises on financial regulation, compliance, risk management, corporate governance, and governmental and regulatory affairs. He also serves as an expert and advisor in regulatory enforcement investigations and in private litigation involving securities law and corporate law. Paredes has brought his extensive government, compliance, enforcement, and regulatory experience to bear in serving as an independent compliance consultant/corporate monitor.

Paredes was a professor of law at Washington University. Currently, he is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU School of Law and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

Paredes co-hosts a podcast on fintech called “Appetite for Disruption.”

Paredes is a member of the board of advisors of Templum, a member of the board of advisors of StreetShares, a member of the compliance advisory council of Balyasny Asset Management, and a member of the board of directors of NAVEX Global.

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Lee Schneider

General Counsel of block.one

Lee Schneider is a financial services and technology lawyer based in New York and the General Counsel of block.one. Lee also co-founded Genesis Block, LLC, a blockchain consulting company. He is the father of two wonderful, exhausting teenage ladies and learns about Japanese art history from his wife. Troy Paredes and Lee do a FinTech podcast called Appetite for Disruption, available on iTunes and elsewhere.

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