Joseph Guagliardo

Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP

    Joseph C. Guagliardo is a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP resident in the Philadelphia and New York offices, where he co- leads the Technology Group and is Chair of the Blockchain Practice. His practice focuses on technology transactions and general counseling around technology and intellectual property commercialization. Prior to practicing law, Joe spent more than a decade at an international venture-backed Fintech company, where he served in various technical and business roles in the design and implementation of capital markets trading and settlement software for banks around the world. He is a technology enthusiast and avid follower of the technology industry and related legal trends. Joe is a sought-after speaker and author on emerging technology- related topics, including the far-reaching applications of blockchain and smart contract technology in government, the private sector and law. In 2017, he was named a “Top Author” in the JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards for his thought leadership on the emerging topic of blockchain.

    Blockchain: Possibilities Beyond Cyrptocurrencies – Panelist

    With the future of blockchain emerging rapidly, the momentum of the subject is gaining attention from legal technology providers, courts, and law firms. According to Forbes, the Securities and Exchange Commission references almost 2,000 blockchain mentions in transcripts, filings, and company press releases. With the potential power of blockchain in the legal industry, join in a discussion about how the adoption of blockchain could impact contract law, supply chain logistics, art authenticity, title insurance, and more.