Michele Benedetto Neitz is an Affiliated Scholar with LexLab and served as an Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings. Professor Neitz is also a Professor of Law at Golden Gate University School of Law, where she teaches Blockchain and the Law, Business Associations, Legal Ethics, and other classes. She has been voted “Most Outstanding Professor” by the graduating class of GGU Law five times, most recently in Spring 2020. She was appointed to advise the California legislature as a member of the California Blockchain Working Group in 2019.
Prior to joining academia, Professor Neitz was an associate at Morrison & Foerster and a law clerk in the Southern District of California. She also served as an Equal Justice Works fellow. She is a 2001 graduate of NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest fellow.
Professor Neitz researches and writes at the intersection of ethics and technology, and published the first law review article examining ethics in blockchain technology in January 2020. She recently published at the FinReg Blog with an article entitled Ethical Considerations of Blockchain: Do We Need a Blockchain Code of Conduct?
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The Infuencers: Facebook's Libra, Public Blockchains, and the Ethical Considerations of Centralization, 2019
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