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The Future of Incentive Compensation and Blockchain

American Bar Association


Date: February 16, 2023

Time: 1:00PM (EST)

Location: Virtual

This session will present a background primer on the concepts of blockchain and cryptocurrency and then apply that background to a discussion of the various tax and securities law concepts that apply to the utilization of cryptocurrency as a compensation tool.

The panelists, featuring Michelle Capezza and Anne Bruno, will discuss issues raised by using cryptocurrency in lieu of cash to compensate employees and other service providers and will also address the ways that cryptocurrency can form the basis of various forms of incentive compensation. The latest guidance regarding investing qualified retirement plan assets in cryptocurrency will also be presented.

MCLE Information
The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states in states accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences. *Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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Michelle Capezza


Michelle is an accomplished employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer with more than 25 years of experience advising clients on ERISA, benefits, and executive compensation matters, including in connection with corporate transactions.
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Anne L. Bruno


Anne L. Bruno is a Member at Mintz who advises clients ranging from start-ups to multinational public companies on issues related to corporate and employment law, including executive compensation, employee benefits, securities law, and corporate governance. She is also a key member of the firm’s multidisciplinary ESG practice, helping corporate boards, companies, and their investors navigate a broad range of environmental, social, and governance considerations.