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Grant H. Frazier Co-Authors Article on Arizona’s FinTech Sandbox, Exemptive Authority, and Cooperative Federalism

Attorney Grant H. Frazier co-authored the law journal article “Regulatory Sandboxes: How Federal Agencies Can Take Part in Cooperative Federalism and Catalyze Innovation and Economic Growth Through Exercise of Their Exemptive Authority,” which was recently published in the Winter 2021 Issue of the Dartmouth Law Journal.

In the article, Grant and his co-author Nicholas Walteran Attorney at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, provide an overview of Arizona's FinTech Sandboxa pro-growth, pro-technology, and pro-competition program aimed at attracting increased out-of-state investment and high-paying technology jobs—and argue that for the benefits of sandbox programs to be fully realized, federal agencies must participate in regulatory coordination with state agencies. Specifically, Grant and Nick argue that federal agencies should exercise their exemptive authority to ensure sandbox participants are not burdened by federal regulations that are redundant of exempted state regulations. If such coordination is achieved, innovation should truly flourish.

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Grant’s Scholarship:

Grant is a prolific author, with scholarly works published by Harvard, Georgetown, USC, ASU, UC Hastings, St. Mary’s, and Barry University law schools, as well as by Dartmouth and Pomona Colleges. His scholarship has addressed a range of topics including serum-based tests to objectively diagnose traumatic brain injury, the implementation of employer-sponsored wellness programs, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, economic espionage, Arizona’s Regulatory Sandbox, Arizona’s economic loss rule, heuristic methods for assessing liability frameworks to optimize policymaking for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the U.S. Senate’s role in the confirmation process for U.S. Supreme Court nominees.