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Jason Finger

Jason Finger is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Private Credit Group.

Jason earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School and his Master of Science in Finance from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. While at Vanderbilt, Jason was a Teaching Assistant for the legal writing program, and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Sheryl H. Lipman of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and for the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Prior to law school, Jason consulted for a multinational management consulting firm, where he developed operations and technology strategies for consumer products and financial services companies.

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ESG Issues and Opportunities Arise as Companies and Asset Managers Hone in on Blockchain-Based Technology Investments

Beyond the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies by consumers in recent years, companies and organizations have also shown increased interest in crypto-assets in the past year. A myriad of industries, from sports to fashion to art to videogames to music, are entering NFTs, which, depending on the marketplace, may be minted on a PoW or PoS … Continue Reading

As Regulators Double Click on Crypto, CBDC and Stablecoins Remain Favorites

Back in January, the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (the “Federal Reserve”) released its long-awaited discussion paper, “Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation” (the “Report”), beginning a public dialogue about central bank digital currencies (“CBDCs”) and weighing the merits of a U.S. CBDC. For the purposes … Continue Reading

House Committee Hearing Explores Cryptocurrency Energy Use, Bringing to Mind ESG Issues and Opportunities

On January 20, 2022, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce (the “Committee”) held a hearing on the energy consumption associated with cryptocurrency activity. In announcing the hearing on January 12, 2022, Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Oversight and Investigations Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) stated: “In just a few short years, cryptocurrency has … Continue Reading

Ringing in the New Year: Regulators and Industry Seek to Bring Stability to Stablecoins in 2022. How (Much), Remains a Question.

On December 17, 2021, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (“FSOC”) – a collaborative body formed under the Dodd-Frank Act composed of state and federal regulators and tasked with identifying risks and responding to emerging threats to financial stability – released its 2021 Annual Report (the “Report”). In the Report, the FSOC offered wide-ranging insight into … Continue Reading
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