The American University Business Law Review’s 2023 Annual Spring Symposium.

Friday, April 14, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Warren, NT07

Resources from the Symposium:

Panel 1: Cryptocurrency Regulation 

  • Julia Hueckel: Julia Hueckel is a Senior Policy Advisor in Coinbase’s Global Regulatory Policy team, responsible for futures, derivatives, and non-security digital asset trading.  
  • Mark New: Mark New is the Senior Counsel for the Americas at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.  At the ISDA he focuses on US regulatory implementation, non-cleared swap margin requirements, and credit derivatives.
  • Bill Hughes: Bill Hughes is senior counsel and director of global regulatory matters for ConsenSys Software, the leading Ethereum blockchain software company.  Bill focuses on the diverse and ever-evolving crypto regulatory landscape and the legal, regulatory, and public policy issues including wallets, decentralized finance, and peer-to-peer transactions.  
  • B. Salman Banaei: Salman Banaei is Head of Policy at Uniswap Labs, a company that develops a decentralized token exchange protocol.

Panel 2: Financial Services and Inclusion 

  • Vanessa Perry: Vanessa Gail Perry is a professor and interim vice dean at the George Washington University School of Business.  Her research is focused on consumers in housing and financial markets, marketplace discrimination, and public policy interventions, and she has been published extensively in scholarly and practitioner-oriented outlets. 
  • Kurt Landgraf: Kurt Landgraf has a wealth of executive management experience in public companies, non-profit entities, higher education, and government.  He currently serves on the board of directors at Corning and served at President of Washington College.
  • Nikita Aggarwal: Nikita Aggarwal is currently a lecturer in law at UCLA’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy.  Her research focuses on technological innovation, distributive justice, and the evolving relationship between consumer credit markets.
  • Charla Rios: Charla Rios is the deputy director of research at the Center for Responsible Lending focusing on payday lending and predatory debt practices.
  • Elyse Hicks: Elyse Hicks is the Consumer Policy Counsel at Americans for Financial Reform, where she works on consumer protection issues including student debt, predatory lending and credit reporting.

Keynote Speech

  • Kristin Johnson: Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission 


  • Professor Hilary Allen: Associate Professor at WCL and member of the Technology Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission


AUBLR Symposium Flyer