Chris Brummer is a Georgetown law professor, lecturer, and author. He has earned an international reputation as a premier thought leader in financial services and the law, and a tireless advocate of diversity and inclusion. Chris started his career at Cravath Swaine and Moore LLP, and now serves as the Faculty Director of the Institute of International Economic Law. For over a decade, he has also lent his expertise to nonprofits and policymakers, and offered his insights as to how firms and governments can best understand and react to new developments and challenges in the financial system. Aside from working as a professor and spearheading multiple initiatives and organizations related to financial regulation, he also serves as both a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Subcommittee on Virtual Currencies and the Consultative Working Group for the European Securities and Markets Authority’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee. Chris holds multiple degrees, including a J.D. with honors from Columbia Law School and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is also the author and/or editor of several books, including Fintech Law in a Nutshell and Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory and Monetary Perspectives. He is the founder of Washington DC’s Fintech Week and the host of the Fintech Beat podcast.