A Q&A-Style Legal Workshop on The State of Cryptocurrency


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Join us on April 21st, 2018 for a two -part event, hosted by the Harvard Blockchain Group and The Global Center for Investment Fund Studies (GCIFS), and organized by Capital Fund Law Group. The workshop will be a question-and-answer format in order to provide answers to frequently asked questions relating to navigating the current state of cryptocurrency hedge funds,  Registration for the webinar will close one hour prior to the event.  

 This invitation-only event provides prospective fund managers information provided from various service providers, fund managers, and exchanges.                                                                                                                            

Our attorneys and guest speakers have spent their careers focused on securities and investment fund law and provide a deep level of expertise and sophistication to our cryptocurrency fund clients.  Capital Fund Law Group has extensive experience forming cryptocurrency funds and has represented a large percentage of the total cryptocurrency funds in existence today.



John S. Lore | Managing Partner | Capital Fund Law

CF John Headshot COLOR Cropped.jpgJohn Lore is the Managing Partner of Capital Fund Law Group.  John has spent his legal career focused on advising emerging fund managers and has answered investment fund legal questions from over one-thousand emerging investment fund managers in nearly every state in the US and throughout the world. He has formed more cryptocurrency funds than nearly any attorney in the world.

Mr. Lore advises investment fund sponsors on all aspects of their business, from capital raising and fund formation to implementation of their business models. His representation of a broad range of asset managers allows him to keep abreast of emerging trends. Prior to founding Capital Fund Law Group, Mr. Lore practiced corporate and securities law at a number of law firms, including in the private securities practice group, resident in the New York City and Moscow offices, of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, one of the largest international law firms in the world. 

 Burke McDavid |  Partner | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Burke Mcdavid

Burke A. McDavid advises both established and emerging managers in organizing and operating private investment funds—both hedge funds and private equity funds—employing a variety of strategies, including emerging markets, distressed debt, energy, real estate and fund of funds. He also advises institutional and other investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds and assists clients (both sponsors and investors) with negotiating side-letter agreements. 

Mr. McDavid has extensive experience in the laws and regulations applicable to private investment funds and their managers in the United States and other jurisdictions. He regularly counsels fund sponsors regarding compliance with securities and commodities laws and regulations and other general corporate matters. He also represents investment managers in connection with strategic relationships, joint ventures and other transactions

Bushra Hamid |  President / Co-Founder | Harvard Undergraduate Blockchain Group


Bushra Hamid is a successful cryptocurrency investor. She is the co-Founder and President of the Harvard Blockchain Group, the first blockchain organization at Harvard College, where she is an undergraduate student studying. Bushra oversees the activities and structuring of committees for over 300+ students who have expressed interest in the organization.

Busrha co-founded the National Muslim Women's Summit, an annual conference in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School, which is fully funded and endorsed by several organizations that invites young leaders to embark on a year-long leadership fellowship targeting their communities.

Bushra has been active in politics, as an advisory council member to Texas State Representative Ed Thompson, and Congressman Pete Olson. Bushra was featured in London-based radio podcast to discuss her story regarding the immigration ban and the election. She was asked by TIMES Higher Education to write her story regarding the immigration ban and election. (available here).

 Ian Gobin | Partner | Harneys

Ian Gobin

Ian Gobin is a partner in Harneys’ Cayman office. Ian's practice has a dedicated focus on fund managers, their clients and their service providers. He advises on the legal and regulatory treatment of investment funds, private equity funds and management companies established in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. He also advises institutional and private clients throughout Europe and North America on funds matters.

Prior to joining Harneys, Ian was the global head of the investment funds teams at Appleby and prior to that Ian was a partner at Walkers. Before going offshore in 2001, Ian trained and qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance in London, working in the capital markets group. 

Ian is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, a Cayman Islands attorney-at-law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean. He is recommended by Legal 500.

Michael S. Loughton  | Managing Director | Pulteney Street Capital

MIke Laughton

Mr. Loughton joined Pulteney Street Capital Management, LLC as a Member in February 2013 after having spent the last twelve years with Praesideo Management, LLC. At Praesideo, Mr. Loughton was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and managing hedge fund investments within the Praesideo funds since 2000. Mr. Loughton began his career with IBM Corporation in the software group. He holds a BS in Finance and an MBA from the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and was the recipient of the Hewlett Packard/John Young Assistantship.

Hai Tang |  Managing Director | Andersen Tax


Hai Tang is Managing Director at Andersen Tax, with extensive experience in federal and international tax consulting and compliance for alternative investment funds, and startup companies.  Hai received a B.S. in physics from University of Science and Technology of China, a Ph. D in physics from University of Chicago, and a M.S. in taxation from Golden Gate University.



Shane Hvizdzak |  Managing Partner | Avenger Capital

 shane hvizdzakShane is a successful cryptocurrency trader and algorithm engineer that has generated over 1,400% profit in the last 5 months in crypto. He is the managing partner of upcoming Avenger Capital, an AI-powered cryptocurrency fund. 

Prior to Avenger Capital, Shane has built other successful trading and sentiment analysis algorithms. Along with trading, Shane is a portfolio manager of the tech arm of a multi billion dollar hedge fund. He is a 3x Tech Founder, with companies that generate over $100m annually. Shane has also been a guest Lecturer at the MIT Launch Entrepreneurship Summer Program.

Gary Bernstein |  CEO | CoTrader

Gary Bernstein

Gary is the CEO & founder of CoTrader, a fully decentralized marketplace for crypto & ICO investors and fund-managers on the Ethereum blockchain. He is himself a crypto & ICO investor that has been tracking blockchain since 2011. Gary began working on CoTrader in 2017, when he invented and designed CoTrader's use of zk-SNARKs custom algorithms to perform the combination of functionality he saw as critical to a successful co-trading marketplace. Gary had over 20 years of software development experience, from applications on real-time operating systems to algo-trading cryptos and digital assets. He is a serial entrepreneur who has held top technical and executive roles in several ventures.

Live Webinar

There will be an accompanying live webinar for those unable to attend in person.  In connection with your request for an invitation, please send questions (of a general and non-confidential nature) that you would like to see answered by our speakers. 

There is no fee to attend

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