Webinar: Futureproofing your Payment Acceptance Decisions

November 20, 2019
12:00-1:00 Central

This webinar was for MAG merchants only.

This webinar was not recorded.

Join Jeff Shinder, Constantine and Cannon and John Drechny, Merchant Advisory Group for an informative discussion and what you should consider as you enable new payment acceptance practices. In this webinar, Jeff and John will describe several of the new specifications be brought to the market and how it could either enable or disadvantage future strategies to control your payment cost.



Jeffrey Shinder, Managing Partner, Constantine Cannon

Jeffrey I. Shinder is the Managing Partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office.  Mr. Shinder specializes in antitrust counseling and litigation, and has expertise in numerous industries, including payment systems, banking, high technology, energy, airlines, telecommunications, standard setting, health care, pharmaceuticals, sports, retail and utilities.  In the payments realm he has represented networks, merchants, technology and engineering firms, and hardware suppliers, providing them litigation and consulting services.  Mr. Shinder’s antitrust expertise is widely recognized as he has acted as Special Counsel to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, delivered speeches and lectures on antitrust issues for both domestic and international audiences and has worked on numerous high profile antitrust cases.  

John Drechny

John Drechny, CEO, MAG

John is CEO of the Merchant Advisory Group (MAG). As CEO, John helps MAG’s 150 plus merchant members to drive positive change and innovation in the payments industry, serving merchants’ interests through collaboration, education and advocacy. 

Prior to joining the MAG, John enjoyed a 20-year career at Walmart holding various leadership positions in Payments Acceptance, Marketing and Financial Services. As part of the leadership of Walmart’s Payments team, John helped shape and implement a comprehensive strategy increasing the ease of payments in an omni-channel environment while ensuring Walmart could deliver on its brand promise of helping its customers save more so they can live better.

John chaired both the Merchant Advisory Group and the U.S. Payments Forum Steering Committee.  He also held a steering committee seat for the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payment effort, as well as a seat on the Governance Framework Formation Team.

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