Battles at Home: Protecting the Sharing Economy
Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM
301 E 6th St
The sharing economy has alternately been called a means to empower users and add efficiency to the economy as well as a death knell for powerful, incumbent industries. Now, almost anyone can rent out their bedroom or be an on-demand driver. As the peer-to-peer economy grows, these services raise issues ranging from taxes to public safety, and some incumbent industries have grown frustrated with this disruption in the marketplace, attempting to use city and state government to squash these burgeoning businesses.
Our panel will discuss the current policy battles across the U.S. from ridesharing battles in Illinois and Virginia, to the fights over home-sharing in New York and California as well as debate the merits of the arguments made by incumbent industries. Panelists will speak to the key battleground states, highlighting which states and cities have advanced a pro-innovation agenda versus those who have propped up the incumbent industries.
Presented by Glen Echo Group
Public Policy Mgr
Head of Federal Affairs
Laurent Crenshaw is the Public Policy Manager for Yelp DC and is their first D.C. hire. Prior to joining Yelp, Laurent served as the Legislative Director for Rep. Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the ...Show the rest
Laurent Crenshaw is the Public Policy Manager for Yelp DC and is their first D.C. hire. Prior to joining Yelp, Laurent served as the Legislative Director for Rep. Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and worked in the offices of then Rep. Roy Blunt and former Rep. J.C. Watts. He has a strong background in technology policy issues, particularly in the areas of intellectual property and telecommunications law. Additionally Laurent is an avid traveler and loves to draw. Laurent obtained his J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.Hide the rest