Helen Wong is an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, with the Division of Financial Practices. Her work focuses on consumer protection enforcement actions involving financial technology issues, including mobile payments, emerging payment and commerce platforms, crowd-funding, and blockchain technology. She was the lead attorney on a number of cases, including the FTC's first Bitcoin-related case and the FTC’s first crowdfunding case. She also helped lead the FTC’s first fintech forum this past June, focused on marketplace lending. Helen is a graduate of Northwestern University and Georgetown University Law Center.
Please join ITIF for the release of a new report that will provide an overview of the innovations in financial technology, their impact on consumers and businesses, and the principles that should guide policymakers as they seek to encourage continued innovation in this sector. Following a presentation of the report, a panel of experts will discuss specific policy priorities and opportunities that Congress and the administration should consider to increase innovation in financial services that will better serve consumers, businesses, and investors.