April 24 – 26, 2023

Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)


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GA World Congress Cente
Atlanta, GA

Venable is excited to once again sponsor ETA TRANSACT 2023. Attorneys from our Financial Services Group will be among the event's featured speakers and will be available to speak with you at our booth, #1738, on the exhibit show floor.

Venable Presentations

Payments in 2023: Navigating Legal and Regulatory Developments

Wednesday, April 26 | 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. | A304

Join the ETA Lawyers Committee for a breakfast event – Payments in 2023: Navigating Legal and Regulatory Developments – and presentations by Venable LLP on the key legal and regulatory issues impacting payments in 2023. This is a great opportunity to network with legal professionals in the payments industry while learning about recent developments, including:

  • Enforcement and regulatory developments involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Trade Commission
  • New privacy laws and data security developments
  • Survey of hot topics in payments 
    • Bank and Fintech Partnerships
    • FBO Accounts
    • Platform Processing / Embedded Payments
    • Card Issuing Programs (B2B)
    • BNPL

Venable Speakers: Ellen Berge, Andrew Bigart, Kelly DeMarchis Bastide

Empow(H)er – Championing Women in the Workplace: Mentorship, Sponsorship, Allyship and How to Maximize All Three

Wednesday, April 26 | 10:55 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Innovation Stage

Mentors, sponsors, and allies are all important in maximizing career growth. One guides and inspires. One has the power to open doors for a career trajectory. And one uses their privilege to advocate for a marginalized group. Learn the differences between these champions and gain a better understanding of how to actively use all three to get ahead.

Venable Speaker: Kelly DeMarchis Bastide

Cannabis and Payments: It's High Time We Talk About It

Wednesday, April 26| 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Security, Risk & Compliance Deep Dive - Stage 1

Despite most states making some progress toward cannabis legalization, unchanged federal regulation has made payments processing in the burgeoning industry a hazy endeavor. The unclear timeline for federal rescheduling has created risks and opportunities for companies that are positioning themselves to serve cannabis merchants. Hear from industry experts about how payments processors can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape, be prepared to deal with the regulatory challenges, and be best positioned for success.

Venable Speaker: Andrew Bigart

Is Crypto the Future? A Legal Perspective and Key Regulatory Updates

Wednesday, April 26| 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Crypto, Web3 & the Metaverse Deep Dive - Stage 3

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Amid heightened scrutiny from federal and international regulators, the nature of digital payment technologies remains highly volatile and presents unique challenges and legal implications for businesses that use and accept them. In this webinar, Venable attorney Chris Boone will explore recent policy and enforcement trends impacting the cryptocurrency industry and offer real-world insight into how they help their clients stay ahead of imminent changes on the regulatory horizon. His discussion will also weave in the long-term prospects and risks of the growing crypto ecosystem in the race toward an inevitably digital future.

Venable Speaker: Christopher Boone

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