DC Fintech Week 2019

October 15, 2019

Top fintech leaders and their would-be regulators talk cryptocurrencies, global markets and oversight Oct. 21-23

WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) will cohost the third annual DC Fintech Week with the Institute for Financial Markets and CQ Roll Call at three locations Oct. 21-23, 2019.


The swelling debate over fintech regulation takes center stage in Washington the week of Oct. 21. This year’s DC Fintech Week will coincide with a Congressional hearing probing Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to create a Facebook cryptocurrency that could potentially compete with the U.S. dollar. At DC Fintech Week, top U.S. and global regulators, bankers and fintech industry leaders will discuss innovation, global markets, policy and what oversight frameworks make sense for a rapidly growing industry. DC Fintech Week founder Chris Brummer of Georgetown Law’s IIEL will moderate Q&As with an all-star line-up of keynote speakers, including the heads of the SEC, the Treasury Department’s financial crimes office, the FDIC, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and major cryptocurrency companies, Ripple and ConsenSys.


Keynote remarks and Q&A with:

Monday, Oct. 21

  • Kenneth Blanco, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen), U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Heath Tarbert, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Tuesday, Oct. 22

  • Linda A. Lacewell, Superintendent, New York State Department of Financial Services

Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • Brad Garlinghouse, CEO, Ripple
  • Jay Clayton, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Joe Lubin, Founder, ConsenSys; Co-founder, Ethereum

View the full schedule of panels with dozens of additional speakers.


Monday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Note: In recognition of DC Fintech Week, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will hold Fintech Forward on Thursday, Oct. 24.


Monday, Oct. 21 – “Market Movers, Innovation and Risk”

Georgetown Law
600 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington DC 20001
(9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – “Issues on the Hill and Beyond”

Top of the Hill Conference Center
1 Constitution Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
(9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Wednesday Oct. 23 – “Blockchain Infrastructures”

The Showroom
1099 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
(9 a.m. – 5:10 p.m.)


Please register here.