Meeting/Event Information

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and the Fintech Revolution

May 23, 2018
5:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

The marriage of finance and technology is accelerating at an ever rapidly pace. In recent years, bitcoin and blockchain technology have been speeding up that process. In the process, they will change entire industries much like the Internet did and continues to do.

Brian Klein


Brian Klein is partner at the Los Angeles-based litigation boutique Baker Marquart. He is an accomplished trial attorney who has extensive experience representing financial technology companies, entrepreneurs, and early adopters (including those involved with bitcoin and ICOs). Chambers recently recognized as Brian as “the leading cryptocurrency trial attorney in the USA.” He has handled some of the first and most prominent cases in the field. As an example, he represented Bitcoin pioneer Erik Voorhees in his landmark SEC settlement. As another example, he currently represents Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, as well as their company, in connection with securities class action lawsuits involving the Tezos crowdfunding, which raised over $230 million. He formerly served as an advisor to BlockSeer, a blockchain analytics company, and volunteered as the outside general counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation. He teaches a federal criminal practice seminar at USC’s law school and served as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles from 2007-2012.

The learning portion of the evening will qualify for 2 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education).

5:00 to 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM: Meeting, Dinner, and Discussion
Ticket price includes dinner, beverages, and dessert. Entrée choices are Veggie, Chicken, or Salmon.

THE CALIFORNIA CLUB 538 S. Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
Please do not park at the California Club itself.

Established in 1887, the beautiful California Club is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and serves as an outstanding home for our monthly meetings. The California Club is located at 538 South Flower Street in Los Angeles. Many parking structures are located within one block of the Club, the nearest (next door) being the Westlawn Garage at 524 South Flower Street. The after 4:00PM rate at the Westlawn Garage is $8.The dress code is business casual (no denim, shorts, sneakers, etc.)

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This will be the final meeting of the term for the current LA Chapter Board of Directors.  At this meeting we will be giving away 2 hard copies of the Fraud Examiner's Manual.  Only those in attendance will be entered into the give away.




$70.00 LA ACFE Chapter Member
$60.00 Earlybird rate before May 14

$80.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
$70.00 Earlybird rate before May 14

$60.00 Full-time Student Ticket
$50.00 Earlybird rate before May 14