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Futureproofing your Payment Acceptance Decisions


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.

NOTE: This webinar was NOT recorded, but the presentation is available to our merchant members here.


  • Jeffrey Shinder | Partner - Constantine Cannon

    Mr. Shinder is widely recognized as one of the premiere antitrust litigators and payments industry specialists in the United States. Mr. Shinder has led numerous high-profile antitrust cases that have resulted in billions of dollars of damages for his clients and achieved industry-wide reforms. Mr. Shinder also has defended several high-profile clients in high-stakes antitrust litigation. He has appeared numerous times before the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and European competition authorities. Mr. Shinder served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from 2001 to 2003.

    Mr. Shinder has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading antitrust attorneys, including in Super Lawyers (2007-2023), Law & Politics (2007-2020), Best Lawyers in America (2012-2023), The New York Area’s Best Lawyers (2012-2022), Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers (2014 and 2016), and the International Who’s Who in 2014. Mr. Shinder was recognized by American Lawyer as the “Litigator of the Week” in 2014 for his ethical decision to withdraw from the environmental litigation against Chevron in Ecuador.

    While Mr. Shinder is widely known for his experience in payments, he also has extensive experience counseling clients and litigating cases in financial services, auto-parts, technology, semi-conductors, sports, media, and retail, among other industries.

  • John Drechny | CEO - Merchant Advisory Group

    John has been CEO of the Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) since 2019. As CEO, John helps MAG’s merchant members drive positive change and innovation in the payments industry, serving merchants’ interests through collaboration, education, and advocacy. Under John’s leadership, the MAG has grown considerably and launched new efforts includingTech Forum, MAG International, and Merchant Payments self-directed eLearning series.

    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.

    In addition to his work at the MAG and Walmart, John has participated in many cross-functional payments industry groups including the Faster Payments Council and U.S. Payments Forum, where he has held Board positions. John also speaks at many of the payments industry’s key events. Industry stakeholders have recognized John for his ability to collaborate, find common ground, and drive positive outcomes from opposing views.

    John attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He currently lives in Venice, Florida.