03-13-2014 Bitcoins Move into the Mainstream

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Brian Klein
Baker Marquart LLP


Travis Skweres

Chairs: Victor Wood, CFA and Frank Spindler, CFA

 “Bitcoins move into the mainstream” -- why more and more people are flocking to and using bitcoins every day, despite the interest of regulators and law enforcement that undercuts their semi-anonymous and non-regulated nature. 


Brian Klein is a partner at the boutique litigation firm Baker Marquart LLP. He is an accomplished trial attorney who represents individuals and corporate clients in criminal, regulatory, and civil matters. Brian is the chair of the Bitcoin Foundation’s legal advocacy committee and teaches a federal criminal practice seminar at USC Gould School of Law. Before joining Baker Marquart, Brian was a federal prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles for five years. As a federal prosecutor, he handled significant white-collar criminal cases, including cases involving money laundering, corporate fraud, and tax violations.

Brian is admitted to practice in California and New York and before various federal courts. He graduated from NYU School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.




Travis Skweres 
is the co-founder and CEO of CoinMKT.  Founded in May of 2013, CoinMKT is a US-based digital currency exchange for buying and selling bitcoins and other digital currencies.  CoinMKT makes money by taking a commission on trades.  To date, CoinMKT has raised $350,000 in seed funding and is currently raising a $5 million Series A round of financing. 

Travis has been an entrepreneur his entire career, working for tech startups and contracting as an application developer and designer. He is a graduate of the University of Texas.




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Date: Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Lunch

Location: Shutters on the Beach
                  One Pico Blvd. 
                  Santa Monica, CA 90405
                  Valet Event Parking $14

Dress Code: Business Casual

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