Tech on Reg

Crypto Markets and Regulation – 2021 and Beyond

What does 2021 have in store for Bitcoin and crypto assets? Will the regulatory environment finally allow us to fully embrace this market and technology? On this episode, Dara Tarkowsku hosts Colleen Sullivan, Co-Founder and CEO and CMT Digital, who operates a crypto asset trading desk and has invested in numerous blockchain and crypto asset ventures,…

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2020 Regulatory Roundup

What were some of the most interesting regulatory observations from 2020? What can we expect from 2021 and a transition to a Biden administration? In our last episode for 2020, join Dara and as she discusses these topics with Joann Barefoot, CEO of Alliance for Innovative Regulation and Jason Henrichs, CEO of Alloy Labs Alliance. 

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A Hacker and A Lawyer Talk Data Privacy in the Age of Covid

Did you know your personal health information is worth way more on the dark web than your financial  information? On this episode, Dara talks with Alissa Knight, renowned hacker, investor and entrepreneur to discuss vulnerabilities of APIs, what that means for the world of telemedicine, and steps organizations should be taking to keep customer information…

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Pick Up the Pace Already: Speeding Law’s Adoption of Innovative Tech

Dara Tarkowski hosts Joe Borstein, legal innovation veteran, investor, and co-founder of LexFusion, a company that Joe believeswill change the way law firms and legal departments purchase technology — and thereby turbocharge the adoption and use of innovative technologies in an industry traditionally hostile to change. They discuss the changing legal innovation industry, what Jow is seeing in the…

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Fintech Innovation During COVID-19

This special episode highlights some of the incredible work the fintech community has undertaken to serve consumers and small businesses during COVID-19. Join a conversation with Abe.ai, Cross River and Envestnet Yodlee to discuss some groundbreaking work that has earned organizations recognition at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards powered by Envestnet Yodlee.

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Markets and the 2020 Election: Finding Calm Amidst Conflict and Chaos

As the U.S. barrels towards the final stretch of the 2020 presidential election, chaos, conflict and questions abound. How will a divided versus unified government impact the regulatory environment? What happens to markets, the technology sector and fintech in particular if one party sweeps all three branches? On this episode of Tech on Reg, host Dara Tarkowski…

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Consumers Caught in a Whirlwind? CFPB and Innovation Post-Election

This month the CFPB filed suit against Encore Capital Group, five years after the company became subject to a consent decree. Was this a political move by the director or simply CFPB enforcing the rules? The CFPB’s Office of Innovation has grown leaps and bounds since 2016. Why and will that change if the White…

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What the Avant / Marlette CO AG Settlement Means for the Future

On this episode of Tech on Reg, Dara discusses the long-awaited settlement between Avant and Marlette Funding and the Colorado Attorney General. Among other things, the AG’s lawsuit centered around the relationships between these online lenders and the banks funding the loans originated on the platforms and questioned who the “true lender” really was. Dara…

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Dear Male Lawyers: Speak Up

U.S. District Judge James Donato’s recent decision to decline the appointment of a list of all male lawyers to lead a class action lawsuit sent a much-needed jolt through the industry this summer. Law firms may tout diversity, equity and inclusion in their glossy brochures. But the numbers and pay inequality speak to a different…

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Voice Isn’t Dead – How AI is Changing The Call Tech Game

Consumers today expect call technology to feel human and easy. Are businesses up for the challenge and can they implement Voice AI in a way that keeps regulators from knocking on their doors? On this episode of Tech on Reg, Dara speaks with Jim Freeze, CMO of Boston-based AI company Interactions, about how call technology increases profitability and…

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Out of The Weeds: How To Get Smart About Cannabis

Find cannabis laws and regulations confusing? Guess what: it’s not you. From seed to sale, federal, state and municipal governments create different frameworks and those who learn how to navigate the system win. How can businesses and investors get it right without wasting time and money? How can governments use data to make policy? Dara Tarkowski…

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The CFPB’s Wild Ride – What Does the Future Hold?

On this episode, Dara is joined by two former CFPB professionals. Professor Paul Kantwill, Distinguished Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and former Assistant Director of CFPB and Dr. Ling Ling Ang, Associate Director at NERA Consulting and one of the CFPB’s first economists. We tackle the Seila Law decision and what it…

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