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Smart Regulation and the Future of Financial Services – Public Policy Conference – Arlington, VA

May 16, 2019


7:00 to 8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast

8:00 to 8:45 am – A Public Policy Conversation on Modernization of Financial Regulation

  • Craig S. Phillips, Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, US Department of Treasury
  • Thomas P. Vartanian, Executive Director, Program on Financial Regulation & Technology and Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

9:00 to 9:05 am – Welcoming Remarks

  • Henry N. Butler, Dean and Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, Executive Director, Law & Economics Center

9:05 to 10:30 am – Panel 1: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence – How Can Financial Services Companies and Regulators Use AI to Better Manage Future Challenges?

 AUTHOR – Artificial Financial Intelligence


  • Christopher Calabrese, Vice President, Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Jeffrey Clott, Chief Legal Officer, Customer Office, Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Soo Lee, Director, Worldwide Financial Services, Amazon Web Services
  • Larry D. Wall, Executive Director, Center for Financial Innovation and Stability, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


10:45 am to 12:10 pm – Panel 2: The Emerging Peer-to-Peer Economy – How Blockchain and Marketplace Lending Can Drive Economic Innovation

AUTHOR – Intermediaries Who Must Not Be Named? The Keepers of the Public Blockchain

  • Angela C. Walch, Associate Professor, St. Mary’s University School of Law



  • Robert H. Ledig, Director, Program on Financial Regulation & Technology and Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

12:10 to 1:30 pm – Luncheon Keynote Address

1:45 to 3:15 pm – Panel 3: Cryptocurrency and the Global Financial Transactions Surveillance Model – Is Regulation Necessary?

AUTHOR – Permission-less, Blockchain-Based Payment and Property Transactions Challenge Global Anti-Money-Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Finance Law Enforcement Regimes

  • Sarah Jane Hughes, University Scholar and Fellow in Commercial Law, Indiana University School of Law



  • Paolo Saguato, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

3:35 to 5:05 pm – Panel 4: The Evolving Regulatory Ecosystem – Creating a Better Administrative System and Dealing with Supervisory Guidance

AUTHOR – Pathways of Power: The Rise of Hill Staffers-Turned-Commissioners

  • M. Todd Henderson, Michael J. Marks Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School


  • Jeremy Newell, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Operating Officer, Bank Policy Institute
  • David E. Palmer, Senior Supervisory Financial Analyst, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Peter J. Wallison, Co-director AEI program on Financial Policy Studies


5:05 to 6:00 pm – Reception

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