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Nonprofit Organizations Committee: Conference Call on July 18, 2019

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The Nonprofit Organizations Committee is excited to announce its presentation of:

Blockchain 101:
An Introduction to Blockchain Technology,
Industry, and Regulation for Attorneys

July 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Blockchain 101: An Introduction to Blockchain Technology, Industry, and Regulation for Attorneys.” Our presenter is Michael J. Fluhr, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP. This presentation will include a basic explanation of blockchain and cryptocurrency fundamentals, how different industries use this technology, and how the government regulates it.

Michael J. Fluhr focuses his practice on various types of complex commercial litigation, including securities/blockchain, products liability, intellectual property and eDiscovery. Michael counsels myriad clients in the firm’s rapidly growing cryptocurrency/blockchain practice. He has counseled a large cryptocurrency exchange on issues concerning litigation and risk management. He has counseled token issuers on various issues of compliance with US regulations. He is currently counseling a new cryptocurrency exchange on registering with FINRA as a broker-dealer and with the SEC as an Alternative Trading System. Michael also publishes articles and presents on current legal topics in cryptocurrency/blockchain. Outside of the cryptocurrency/blockchain space, Michael has represented financial institutions in litigation related to credit reporting and complex financial instruments such as credit default swaps and collateralized debt obligations. He served as lead counsel for a major credit reporting agency in over a dozen cases filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

This presentation will be accessible via conference call, which is free and open to the public. The conference call can be accessed at the following dial-in number starting at 10:00 a.m.:

Dial-in: (855) 520-7605
Passcode: 7547908615#

The program may also be accessed via the following link to Zoom; to hear the conference call, please use the above dial-in number (not the Zoom audio). The powerpoint presentation will be provided prior to the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 539-905-914
No password required

For more information about the Nonprofit Organizations Law Committee and its programs, please contact Chair Louis E. Michelson ( Vice-Chair Carol Bradford (

*This program has been approved for MCLE credit by The State Bar of California for 1 hour of general MCLE credit. California Community Foundation is a MCLE approved activity provider.
The California Lawyers Association is not the provider of this MCLE credit.

For your reference, the following is the schedule of the upcoming meetings of the Committee:

  • Thursday August 15, 2019 – Conference call

This e-bulletin was written by Louis E. Michelson, Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee.

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