Jenner & Block

"Technological Traps for the Unwary: The Intersection of Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Legal Ethics,” Chicago Bar Association

Jenner & Block Partner Justin C. Steffen and Associate Matthew T. Gordon will present a CLE program to the Chicago Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee.  Titled “Technological Traps for the Unwary: The Intersection of Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Legal Ethics,” the presentation will feature a primer on technological underpinnings of blockchain and smart contracts, followed by a discussion of potential ethical issues that lawyers should be aware of.  The meeting will be held on June 21, 2018, from 12:15 to 1:30 pm at the CBA, 321 S Plymouth Court.

Mr. Steffen is particularly focused on the intersection of technology and the financial services industry, including issues pertaining to marketplace lending, cryptocurrency and blockchain, and payments.

Mr. Gordon focuses his practice on litigation and government investigations arising out of complex financial transactions and is experienced in federal and state trial proceedings.