ETF Spots and Crypto Bots: The Evolving Frontier of Fintech Law and Policy

The fintech landscape is ever changing; with the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs, crypto has achieved a new level of mainstream credibility. In markets and trading news, validator bribery is a phenomenon reminiscent of the events in the 2010s that inspired 2015’s Flash Boys by Michael Lewis. And the new revolution in AI software over the last year may have implications for crypto and traditional trading that may resemble bots trading against each other and a few human retail traders on the periphery. CLE credit is available.

The program will commence with a law and policy Q&A with Commissioner Hester M. Peirce, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), followed by a discussion featuring an expert panel. CLE credit is available.



Jonathan Askin, Professor of Clinical Law, Founder/Director of the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP) and Founder/Innovation Catalyst of the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship, Brooklyn Law School


Michelle Ann Gitlitz ’04, Managing Partner, New York Office, Arktouros

Jason P. Gottlieb, Partner & Chair, Digital Assets; Chair, White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement, Morrison Cohen

Vijay Raghavan, Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Kayvan Sadeghi, Partner, Jenner & Block


Peter Scoolidge ’08, Partner, Scoolidge, Peters, Russotti & Fox LLP

CLE Credit Offered

The program provides 2.0 CLE credits in the State of New York. Partial credit is not available. The credits are transitional and non-transitional and the category is Professional Practice. Materials will be distributed digitally prior to the event. Please print out a hard copy if you would like to have one as a reference. A limited number of printouts will be available upon email request to by the deadline of April 1.

The program is free of charge, regardless of whether you attend for CLE credit.


Please RSVP by April 2.


More Information

For general inquiries regarding this event, please contact the Brooklyn Law School Office of Events at or (718) 780-0321.

Requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability to attend this event should be made to Louise Cohen, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, at Please make your request at least ten days before the event. We will do our best to address accommodation requests made after the ten days.