This episode is the second of my Consensus interview episodes where I am discussing with some of the people I met at the excellent networking event what they got out of the conference, and what they thought of the virtual format. In today’s episode we have Brian Nistler from Lowenstein Sandler, Carlos Cabrera from Sigma Capital, and Laura Harper Powell who is a regulatory policy attorney in the US.

Brian Nistler, Attorney, Lowenstein Sandler. Brian advises clients on legal, regulatory, and compliance matters related to broker-dealers, investment advisers, and cryptocurrency-focused businesses in the firm’s emerging practice representing regulated financial technology companies, including brokerage platforms, robo-advisers, crypto exchanges, and money transmitters. He also has experience advising venture capital funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds in various regulatory and compliance matters.

His experience includes serving as a liaison between clients and regulatory agencies regarding the changing regulatory environment concerning broker-dealer formation and changes to business, ICOs, investments in and custody of digital assets, P2P lending, digital asset exchanges, crowdfunding, and other emerging fintech. Brian has also handled regulatory investigations initiated by the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, and self-regulatory organizations. He has drafted a variety of agreements and no-action letters and conducted extensive research, drafting, and advising regarding the Dodd-Frank Act, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Commodity Exchange Act, and the JOBS Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian worked as a regulatory analyst for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). While in law school, he interned at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Arlington, Virginia, served as a law clerk for NPR’s General Counsel, and clerked for the Fraud and Corruption Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.


Carlos Cabrera, CFO, Sigma Capital and Quorum Ambassador Canada.


Laura Harper Powell, Regulatory Policy Attorney. Laura is a regulatory policy attorney, engaging on fintech and blockchain issues msotly in the US.


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