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Understanding Smart Contracts – New York

Accelerating Modern Legal Practice

Thursday September 30, 2021 | 8:00AM-4:00PM

This seminar is a uniquely rigorous overview of smart contracts for legal professionals. Our instructor, Daniel B. Garrie, will help participants develop a clear understanding of what, how and why smart contracts are reshaping the legal services landscape, including guidance on applicable regulations and case law, governance and risk issues, and the future of smart contracts in business transactions.

Register today and gain practical guidance throughout this interactive, hands-on, CLE-accredited workshop.

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Event Details

New York, NY

$895 USD

For questions about this event, please call 1-800-308-1700 or email us at

Why You Should Attend

  • This seminar offers a unique opportunity for lawyers and contract professionals to augment their better understand “smart contracts” in professional practice.
  • Attendees will gain a marked advantage over peers as experts in one of the most influential technological innovations of late.
  • We offer a safe, collegial, and interactive classroom setting throughout the seminar.
  • Our content is accessible to both beginners and more seasoned professionals familiar with blockchain technology.

Who Should Attend

  • In-house and outside counsel
  • Contracts professionals and specialists
  • Corporate legal department and law firm technologists
  • Corporate and law firm innovation professionals

Chair(s) and Faculty

Chair(s) Faculty
Daniel Garrie
Co-Founder of Law & Forensics LLC

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Event agenda

(all times local)

Thursday September 30, 2021

8:00 AM ET Registration & Breakfast
8:55 AM ET Opening Remarks
9:00 AM ET Introduction to Smart Contracts


  • Smart contracts basics
  • Smart contracts use cases
  • Smart contracts vs. traditional contracts
  • Current state of the law and regulations for smart contracts
10:00 AM ET Break
10:15 AM ET Blockchain Basics


  • Overview of blockchain technology
  • What is the blockchain?
  • Where is blockchain used today?
  • How does it work?
  • What makes it unique?
  • What is the relationship between blockchain and cryptocurrency?
  • Current state of the law and regulations for blockchain
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Introduction to Decentralized Finance


  • Overview of DeFi technology
  • What is DeFi?
  • Where is DeFi used today?
  • How does DeFi work?
  • What makes it unique?
  • Decentralized banking vs traditional banking
  • Future use cases of DeFi
  • Current state of the law and regulations for DeFi
12:30 PM ET Lunch
1:15 PM ET Regulations and Case Law


  • Smart contracts – statues and case law
  • Regulation of blockchain: smart contracts and cryptocurrencies
  • Case law
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Governance and Risk Issues


  • Risk considerations
  • Governance issues
  • Smart contract risk management
  • Blockchain risk management
3:30 PM Conclusion

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan

569 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Please be advised, Thomson Reuters has not secured a room block for this meeting. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the hotel directly for available rates.

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