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Blockchain & the Law: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

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Produced on February 22, 2018

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Blockchain, also known as distributed ledger technology, promises to be a game changer for many aspects of our economy. Businesses and governments are starting to experiment with the disruptive potential of the blockchain and the many different ways in which it may drive efficiency gains. Many earlier investors have made outsized returns trading the coins and tokens issued by players in the distributed ledger space, which has stoked a greater public interest in the investment potential, as well as the practical application of smart contracts and blockchain immutability.

The initial coin offering ('ICO') has quickly emerged as a competitor to early stage venture capital financing for many technology start-ups. However, the legal and regulatory environment for participants in the distributed ledger ecosystem is undeniably complex and remains in a state of flux. Attorneys and regulators around the world are starting to consider more closely the questions posed by the Blockchain and ICO’s in particular, and as this sector continues to mature it can be expected that there will be an increase in use and regulation.

If you are looking to build a Smart Contract team, help a client launch an ICO, or even invest in cryptocurrencies and tokens, this course, taught by Joseph Bambara, the author of “Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions” will provide you with the fundamental knowledge you need to get started and will demonstrate financial, technology, governance, and legal blockchain use cases along with advantages and challenges.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the fundamentals of decentralized computing and blockchain
  2. Explore business, technology, governance, and legal use cases
  3. Discuss the evolving practice of law and technology as it concerns legal and governance issues arising from blockchain implementation
  4. See how blockchain is used in crypto-currency, including Bitcoin and Ethereum

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit

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Joseph J. Bambara


Joseph J Bambara, Esq., CIPP/US has a private practice as Counsel for law firms as well as affiliate marketing, media and technology firms. He is expert in developing blockchain ICO’s, business organization, privacy policy, trademark/copyright applications, notice and compliance, eDiscovery and cyberSecurity for media, advertising, retailing and big data, as well as software licensing/ contracting for all platforms (enterprise, mobile, and client). He is expert in legal compliance with State and Federal laws, including ECPA, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, TCPA and DMCA. He is the co-chair of the New York County Lawyers Association Law and Technology Committee.In a parallel career, he is an Entrepreneur/Technologist for architectural and software development firms. He has experience with experience in blockchain, cyber security, banking, financial, manufacturing, healthcare and legal applications. He is the author of “Blockchain: A Practical Guide to Developing Business, Law, and Technology Solutions” as well as 10 other internationally published books on software development covering the Blockchain, Java, SQL and related technologies.


Michael C. L.

Worth listening to twice

Hubert L.


Jeremy B.

Excellent presentation


This attorney is the best. Important subject matter that should be required for all counsel.

Cody B.

Great presentation! Really enjoyed this. Crazy to think of what will come in years ahead!

Katerina D.

Excellent! Am glad I took it.

Christopher M.

really cool and smart

Patricia S.

Fascinating topic

Dane R.


Catherine E.

This was the most up-to-the-minute CLE class I have ever seen in my life!

John I.

I wished that i had heard about his 7 years ago.

Nan S.

Great program overall.

Matthew K.

Very informative. Tough to fit in such a broad topic into an hour time slot. Great job.

Tamala B.

Extremely fascinating topic!

Kristen D.

More on blockchain please! bit by bit.

Jonathan H.

Updated information and a very thorough overview—highly recommended.

Michelle B.

Interesting subject. Great presentation.

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