NFT.NYC 2023 Fourth Round Speaker Announcement for the Legal & Finance Track

24 New Speakers added to the Legal & Finance Track

We’re excited to announce our fourth round of approved speakers for 2023. This round for the Legal & Finance Track includes 24 new Speakers.

Total speakers approved to date from the Legal & Finance Track is now 113.

Featured Speakers — Legal & Finance Track

Read on to learn more about our fourth round of approved Speakers.

Mary Kauffman
Head of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting, OpenSea

Mary is OpenSea’s Head of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting focused on accounting for complex digital asset transactions. Prior to OpenSea, Mary led the technical accounting work at Novi, Meta’s FinTech arm. She is also an industry thought leader serving on the AICPA Digital Assets Working Group, among others.

Ram Ravi
Senior Consultant (Regulatory and Legal Risk Advisory), Deloitte

Ram is a legal, regulatory & compliance professional with in-depth expertise in operating with banks, fin-techs, and financial service providers advising them on emerging regulations and trends. He has been an NFT aficionado since 2020 and has closely followed the regulatory space.

Having worked on three continents, Ram has garnered pan-global experiences in the realms of FI Risk Advisory (Legal & Reg.), Investment Portfolio Guideline Monitoring, AML/ Sanctions, and Asset Reconstruction. This in turn has equipped him with a transcendent knowledge of the international capital markets and the cross-regional regulatory standards that govern them.

With an LL.M. in Finance and an MBA in Business Analytics, Ravi specializes in providing insights on all topics at the intersection of technology & law.

Harrison Adams
Financial Markets Real Estate Associate, PwC

Harrison Adams is a Financial Markets Real Estate Associate at PwC in New York City. Harrison served as president of the Real Estate Club at Indiana University and was part of an inaugural group to set up a student-led real estate private equity fund at the University.

Harrison became active in the broader crypto industry in 2020 after becoming interested in Chainlink. Since then, he has become passionate about the NFT space, specifically thought leadership surrounding tokenizing real-world assets.

Sumeet Chugani
Associate General Counsel, Coinbase

Sumeet Chugani is currently Associate General Counsel at Coinbase. Prior to Coinbase, Sumeet was SVP & Deputy General Counsel at Apple Bank, where led the Consumer Banking Legal Team. Prior to joining Apple Bank, he led Citizens Bank Legal in merchant installments, personal loans, credit cards, consumer payments, and digital marketing. Prior to his in-house roles, Mr. Chugani was a regulatory consultant at PwC, and a consumer financial services litigator at Akerman LLP and Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP.

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Round 4 Legal & Finance Track Speakers

View all approved NFT.NYC 2023 Legal & Finance Track Speakers at

(Alphabetical order)

  1. Aiban Allya — Mana Search — @aiban_ray
  2. Anna Schuster — EY Germany — @nnaschstr
  3. Bud Haslett, CFA — CFA Institute Research Foundation — @BudHaslett
  4. Clinton Donnelly — CryptoTaxAudit — @CryptoTaxAudit
  5. Dan Hyde — HCR Law — @danhydeslaw
  6. Dr. Biyan Mienert — Law Firm Dr. Mienert — @biyanmienert
  7. Filippo Chiricozzi — Banca Sella — @DeChiricoz
  8. Harrison Adams — PwC — @KoalityControl_
  9. Jeff Bandman — 6529 Capital — @6529Guardian
  10. Jeff Chen — TurboLayer — @thisisjeffchen
  11. John Mongeau — Signifly
  12. Jonathan Ashtor — Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  13. Jonté Harrell — ZenLedger
  14. Kayvan Ghaffari — MakersPlace — @kayvan2sfo
  15. Maria Milagros Santamaria Sederino — Tokenize-IT — @Fortuna45873748
  16. Mary Kauffman — OpenSea
  17. Michael Bacina — Piper Alderman — @MikeBacina
  18. Michelle Staton — Michelle Staton Art — @MichelleAStaton
  19. Peter Bryce — EverRise, Inc. — @NotaVirtue
  20. Ram Ravi — Deloitte
  21. Rich Laster — — @GrowExpand
  22. Serge Gautron — Gautron Management Services Inc. — @S1r_G0at
  23. Sumeet Chugani — Coinbase — @SumeetHChugani
  24. Wasim Ahmad — Vault12 — @wasima



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