Event: Should Texas Cities Be Mining Bitcoin?
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
CLE Credit: CLE credit is pending
The City of Fort Worth is the first city in the United States to mine Bitcoin, desiring to drive technology innovation to the fifth largest city in Texas.
Please join us for a discussion about whether Texas cities should be mining Bitcoin, featuring Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker and Alexandra Harrison Gaiser of River Financial, moderated by Brooke Cook Wilson of Winston & Strawn LLP.
The Honorable Mattie Parker, Mayor of Fort Worth. Hon. Mattie Parker was elected in June 2021 as the 45th Mayor of Fort Worth. Leading one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Parker has set her focus on key issues that move Fort Worth forward including economic development growth, innovative transportation and mobility solutions, quality education opportunities for every student, and building safer, more prosperous communities. Parker is an attorney with more than seventeen years of experience in national, state and local public affairs, including her service as the chief of staff for Mayor and the Fort Worth City Council.
Alexandra Harrison Gaiser, Director of Regulatory Affairs for River Financial. River Financial provides Bitcoin mining and investment services for clients. At River Financial, Alexandra assists in new product strategy and interfaces with regulators. Prior to joining River Financial, Alexandra served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the General Counsel’s office and then as Executive Secretary, working directly with Secretary Mnuchin. She previously practiced law in Akin Gump’s D.C. office. Ms. Gaiser holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College and a J.D. from the University of Texas. She clerked for then-Justice Allison Eid on the Colorado Supreme Court and for Judge Jennifer Elrod on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Brooke Cook Wilson, Litigation Attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP. Brooke Wilson is a litigator in Winston & Strawn’s Dallas office with significant state and federal litigation experience, at the trial and appellate court level. Prior to joining Winston, she practiced law at a global law firm in New York City and clerked for Judge Paul B. Matey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Brooke holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from UCLA.