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May 23-25, 2023
Marriott Marquis San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA

Edward Blatnik
Deputy Director, Office of Competition & Innovation at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Edward Blatnik is the Deputy Director of the Office of Competition & Innovation (which opened in Spring 2022) at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Previously, he was a founding member of the CFPB’s Office of Innovation (which launched in mid-2018). From 2012 to 2018 he served as Senior Counsel in the Office of Law & Policy within the Legal Division of the CFPB. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1999, Edward clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then went to work for Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where, among other things, he was heavily involved in all phases of the World Trade Center insurance litigation. In 2006, Ed joined Morrison & Foerster, where he concentrated on representing large financial service providers in complex commercial litigation – including the “interchange” class action litigation. Prior to law school, he earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia and taught philosophy at several colleges and universities.

Agenda Sessions

  • Power Panel: Beyond The Hype: Why Banking In The Metaverse Matters. Modelling Scenarios For Building & Monetising Relationships In The Metaverse