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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series – GTC, “Blockchain: Can Tech and Law Be Reconciled?”

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

Blockchain: Can Tech and Law Be Reconciled?

Blockchain technology is designed to create an immutable ledger of activity that alleviates many of the authenticity and reliability concerns inherent in traditional testimonial evidence. However, when the blockchain is used to record certain transactions (e.g. mortgages), tensions emerge, because the law requires trusted intermediaries such as lenders and appraisers, rather than blockchain participants, to verify or record certain aspects of the transaction. Can such modifications be implemented in a manner that does not diminish blockchain’s evidentiary power?
Laila Paszti is an attorney in GTC’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Technology Transactions and Privacy groups. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other technology-related transactions, with an emphasis on software code audits and big data platform diligence. She also advises clients on privacy and security compliance and cross-border transfers of data. Prior to joining GTC, Laila was a member of the IP, Technology, Food & Drug Regulatory, and Payment & Cards practice groups at Torys LLP.

The BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series features local practitioners, bringing real world experience and practical legal knowledge to Berkeley Law students.
Lunch is served for students staying for the entire presentation.

Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. This event is open to current Berkeley Law students, Berkeley Law affiliates and BCLT law firm sponsors only.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Event Category:


Berkeley Center for Law and Technology


100 Law Building

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