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Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent, Keynotes Payments Policy Discussion on Dec. 18

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Washington, D.C. – How will innovations like Bitcoin, ApplePay and mobile payments change the dynamics of regulating the payment industry?

On Thursday, December 18, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative will host an event, Payments Policy in the 21st Century: The Promise of Innovation and the Challenge of Regulation, to analyze how new technologies will impact consumers, businesses, financial institutions as well as state and federal oversight. The event will also explore current policy and regulations, and whether additional reforms are needed to protect consumers, promote a fair marketplace and encourage further innovation and economic growth.

New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky will provide the keynote address on the regulation of Bitcoin and other new payment technologies. [In addition, an expert panel will discuss the current payment policy landscape and developments to watch for in 2015.]

The event is open to the public and press. Media wishing to attend the event should register here [insert hyperlink when available].

Join the discussion on Twitter @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive.


Keynote Address by:

Benjamin M. Lawsky
Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services

Panel featuring:

Cyrus Amir-Mokri
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, U.S. Department of Treasury

James Chessen
Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, American Bankers Association

Robert Hunter
Executive Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, The Clearing House


Payments Policy in the 21st Century: The Promise of Innovation and the Challenge of Regulation


Thursday, December 18, 2014
10:30AM – 12:00PM ET


Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000, 10th floor
Washington, DC 20005