Blockchain Basics: Legal Implications and Business Viability


Special thank you to the Graduate Blockchain Society at McCombs for helping JOLTT make this panel happen! See Gordon Bowman, cohost of this event for more information.

Come join us for a riveting discussion of blockchains, the blockchain business model, and the legal ramifications surrounding blockchain technology. The panel will be held on 2/13/2018 at 12 pm in TNH 2.140 of the UT Law School. JOLTT Trivia Night at Posse East to follow at 8 pm ( For the panel we’ve assembled Mira Ganor, Brian Hall, and Brian Konradi to help lead this discussion.

Mira Ganor
Mira Ganor joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law in2008. Her specialties include Business Associations; Corporate Law, Finance, Securities, and Reorganization; and Economics and the Law. Her studies and interest cover a broad range: corporate governance, managerial behavioral patterns, dismantling staggered boards, to name a few. The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation has featured invited posts on her work on The Power to Issue Stock and on Agency Costs in the Era of Economic Crisis.

Brian Hall
Brian Hall is a member of Traverse Legal, PLC and the managing partner of its Austin, Texas office, doing business as Hall Law. He has represented tech startups, enterprise Internet companies and brand owners throughout the world with their Intellectual Property, Technology and Internet Law issues, including in both litigation and transactional matters. Brian has served as outside technology counsel, including in-house in a secondment role, for Austin, Texas-based WPEngine, Inc., as well as outside general counsel to other publicly traded and private companies alike.

Brian Konradi
Brian Konradi is an international corporate lawyer with almost twenty years of experience in international, complex transactions in the US, Europe, and several offshore jurisdictions. He was an associate with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Bass Berry & Sims PLC for several years before joining the Moscow office of DLA Piper as a Partner in 2008. Brian Konradi is currently the CEO of, which supports the growth and development of the Initial Coin Offering market by better aligning the interests of issuers and token buyers, mitigating risks, and incentivizing openness and transparency through blockchain escrow solutions.

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