Recognizing the important role financial technology can play in expanding credit availability and fostering innovative new products, regulators increasingly are open to the concept of a "regulatory sandbox," in which new financial technologies and products can be tested in a controlled environment with reduced regulatory risk. First the State of Arizona took the lead, creating the first regulatory sandbox in the United States, and now the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is considering creating one at the federal level.

In this webinar, Ballard Spahr lawyers will be joined by prominent regulators, industry representatives, and academics to discuss this important topic. Among other things, we will discuss:

  • The concept of a regulatory sandbox, and the benefits and risks associated with using one

  • The Arizona sandbox

  • The UK model, and

  • What the BCFP sandbox might look like

Date & TIme

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


James Kim
Of Counsel
Ballard Spahr


Paul Watkins
Chief Counsel, Civil Litigation Division
Arizona Attorney General

Conor French
General Counsel
Funding Circle USA

Brian Knight
Director of the Program on Financial Regulation
The Mercatus Center, George Mason University

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for CLE credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Daniel Martin at