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Boxerman and Blackwell to Present on Cryptocurrency at 2018 MWBLSA Regional Convention

On February 2nd, Sanford J. Boxerman and Andrew W. Blackwell will present a session entitled, “#BitLaw: Cryptocurrency & the Law”, at the Midwest Black Law Students Association (MWBLSA) Regional Conference.

#BitLaw: Cryptocurrency & the Law

The presentation will cover a number of topics, beginning with an overview of how Bitcoin and other virtual currencies work.  Particular attention will be paid to the role of the blockchain and potential applications of blockchain technology beyond cryptocurrencies, such as smart contracts.  The discussion will also encompass regulatory and legal issues related to virtual currencies, including recent enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

2018 MWBLSA Regional Convention

The MWBLSA Regional Convention, hosted by the St. Louis University School of Law and the Marriott Grand St. Louis Hotel, brings together minority law students, attorneys, judges, and others from all over the Midwest. This annual convention includes a series of competitions, discussion panels, informative workshops, and networking events geared towards advancing the legal career and practice skills of all attendees.

Midwest Black Law Students Association

The Midwest Black Law Students Association (MWBLSA), the largest Region of the National Black Law Students Association, has a membership of 600 law students from 52 law schools located in 15 Midwestern states. MWBLSA’S programs are designed to encourage academic excellence, engage communities, and also provide members with opportunities to network with attorneys throughout the region.

For additional information about the conference and the Midwest Region, please visit the 2018 Midwest Black Law Student Association Regional Convention page.

About the Presenters

Digital Currency
Sandy Boxerman

Sandy Boxerman represents individuals and corporations in white collar criminal prosecutions, internal investigations and criminal and civil tax matters.  In addition to chairing Capes Sokol’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations practice group, Sandy is also the chair of Capes Sokol’s Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology practice group.

For more information about Sandy, visit his profile.

Andrew Blackwell

Andrew is an experienced litigator who represents and counsels clients in a broad range of digital currency, blockchain technology, business litigation and employment matters. In addition, he has experience working on a variety of civil rights and tort cases. Andrew has tried cases to verdict in state and federal court and argued before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

For more information about Andrew, visit his profile.

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