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New Territories Podcast— Ep 8: SIM Swap — A Litigator’s Perspective

Litigation attorney Rebecca Rettig of FisherBroyles’ Litigation Department shares the fact pattern of SIM swapping.

What is the New Territories Podcast?

The New Territories Podcasts hosted by Joyce Lai is a Brooklyn Project initiative that features conversations with industry thought leaders exploring the intersection of law, policy, blockchain technology and more.

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Episode 8: SIM Swap — A Litigator’s Perspective

A particular type of hacking incident commonly referred to as “SIM Swapping,” is increasingly common. In this episode, we learn from Rebecca Rettig, a litigator who has worked on crypto cases since the early days, about the typical fact pattern in these incidents and how we can better protect ourselves. We also learn what one can do if you are an unfortunate victim of such a crime. She also explains what is typically in a customer service’s agreement between a customer and a telecommunications conglomerate.

In this episode, Joyce Lai and Rebetta Rettig discuss:

  • What happens in a typical “SIM Swapping” incident?
  • What governs the relationship between an individual consumer and a telecommunications company?
  • What is a TelCo’s responsibility?
  • What are the relevant provisions of the customer agreement?
  • What is an arbitration clause?
  • The recent Michael Turpin case and whether what happened in that case is typical.
  • How does one value stolen crypto?
  • What can one do if they are hacked?

About the Guests:

Rebecca Rettig

Rebecca Rettig is a partner in FisherBroyles’ Litigation Department and its FinTech & Blockchain practice group. She was at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. SDNY Judge Catherine Forrest, presided over the Silk Road case.

About Joyce Lai, Host of New Territories

Joyce Lai works at the intersection of law and technology at ConsenSys alongside the blockchain industry’s brightest developers and other professionals who take great pride in creating a decentralized future. Through the Brooklyn Project, a ConsenSys “open-source” public policy initiative, she helps the world gain a deeper appreciation of how the application of forward-thinking policy to blockchain technology can bring a positive impact. Prior to ConsenSys, she spent several years in private practice advising investment advisers at Seward & Kissel LLP in New York.

Joyce received dual undergraduate degrees in biology and economics from UC Davis and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Joyce speaks frequently on topics involving blockchain technology, regulations, public policy, and other legal issues.

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Disclaimer. The views, information, and opinions expressed are solely those by the author above do not necessarily represent the views of Consensys AG. They are meant for informational purposes only, are not intended to serve as a recommendation or investment advice to buy or sell any securities, cryptoassets, or other financial products.

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