Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy

The Distinguished Roger L. Shidler Lecture
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023

Featuring Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson

Kristin N. Johnson

The Winter Quarter Shidler Lecture features guest speaker Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson. Commissioner Johnson was sworn in March 30, 2022, after being nominated by President Joseph Biden in September 2021, and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. She is an internationally recognized expert on financial markets regulation and corporate governance, compliance and risk management. Her recent work examines the implications of emerging innovative technologies including distributed digital ledger technologies that enable the creation of digital assets and intermediaries and artificial intelligence technologies that target commercial and consumer financial transactions, transfers and assessments.

Event Details

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall
4293 Memorial Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

A welcome reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the presentation at 12:30 pm.

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About the Distinguished Shidler Lecture

The Shidler Lecture was funded by partners of the law firm of Shidler, McBroom, Gates & Lucas (now K&L Gates) to honor its founding partner Roger Shidler who graduated from UW School of Law in 1924. This firm took pride in its community engagement, client service and, in particular, the work that the law firm did with many of the leading technology firms in the Northwest including Intermec, PhisioControl, SpaceLabs Medical, Sierra Geophysics, Aldu, and Microsoft.

The purpose of the Shidler Lecture is to bring distinguished professors, judges and practicing lawyers to the School of Law to address cutting edge issues in intellectual property and technology law & policy.

About the Distinguished Lecturer

Commissioner Johnson is also a nationally recognized expert on financial markets risk management law and policy with specialization in the regulation of complex financial products including the origination, distribution and secondary market trading, clearing and settlement of securities and derivatives.