Town Hall 6- The Legal Kit for Starting Platform Co-ops in the U.S.

  • Nov 9, 2019 2:45–4:15PM

  • Room 517, 5th Floor
    Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
    66 West 12th Street, NYC

Concurrent Town Halls in Various Locations
Parallel sessions open up spaces where you can learn about the projects of your fellow participants from around the world. They amplify the unique potential of all of us being together at The New School. Think of the format of this session as a topically-focused town hall; it is not a traditional panel. Each speaker has 5 minutes to introduce their work. The second hour of the session is dedicated to discussion that promptly engages the people who are not on the stage. Find the presentations in the File Swap folder linked below.

About This Town Hall

As part of the work on Platform Co-op Development Kit, the PCC is collaborating with Columbia Law School. It is the goal of this work to make the legal part of launching a platform co-op easier. What are the pertinent questions that you will have to answer when setting up the various types of platform co-ops in the United States? Which legal problems did you struggle with when launching a  co-op in the United States? If you are a co-op developer in the U.S., join this session to learn about the ongoing work on the legal side of the Platform Co-op Development Kit.  

Prof. Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School)

Zachary R. Barker (Columbia Law School)

Shannon Zhang (Columbia Law School)

File Swap

Would you like to dig deeper, learn more about the discussed topics, or have documents to share? Download PDFs of the presentations, background readings, and/or upload your own materials to this folder


  • Shannon Zhang Law Student at Columbia Law School

  • Katharina Pistor Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation

  • Ricardo Samir Nuñez Director of Economic Democracy at the SLC

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