Jim is a specialist in commodities, derivatives, securities and FinTech/Reg Tech, including all of the changes resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and the JOBS Act of 2012. He works with financial exchanges and various market participants including, for example, futures commission merchants/broker dealers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, swap execution facilities, swap dealers, and investment advisers. Over the past 5 years, Jim has been very active in work on cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings and Blockchain. He has spoken at numerous conferences, participated as a guest on the world’s largest public radio station (out of the U.K.), written several articles and has been quoted in various media all on the “crypto-world.” He is currently working on three ICOs, as well as helping to establish a media company devoted to the crypto-world, FinTech and RegTech. Jim was an Associate Counsel at Allstate Insurance, as well as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Jim has also served as General Counsel at the Intercontinental Exchange (“ICE”)(which currently owns the New York Stock Exchange), EurexUS, RJ O’Brien and Green Key Technologies. He also was Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. Futures Exchange. Jim has worked in a number of government positions, including as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, Law Clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Richard Enslen, and appointed member of the Technology Advisory Committee for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Jim has taught courses on derivatives and FinTech at the Chicago Kent School of Law and a Commodity Markets course at Penn State University. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA/Government; Georgetown University Law Center with a JD; and Northwestern/Kellogg School of Management with an MBA.