Since the inaugural event in 2013, RK&O has been a key sponsor of the annual LendIt Conference, an event series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community. The conference brings together the leading lending platforms, investors and service providers in the marketplace lending industry for educational programming, networking and business development opportunities. More than 4,000 attendees are expected at the 2016 event in San Francisco on April 11-12, 2016.
RK&O attorneys Julia Lu, Scott Budlong and Jahan Sharifi spoke at this year's conference. Ms. Lu participated in a panel titled "Capital Flows from China to the U.S." Messrs. Budlong and Sharifi presented "The Platform Awakens: Five Themes for 2016."