Marco Santori


I help innovators navigate financial regulations. Sometimes, we rewrite those regulations together and make them better.

+1 212 479 6220

Marco Santori leads Cooley’s fintech practice, and is an authority in the law of blockchain technology. He is an author of the SAFT Project whitepaper, the Legal Ambassador for the Delaware Blockchain Initiative, and an advisor to the International Monetary Fund. Called “The Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers” by an American Banker journalist, Marco focuses his practice on structuring innovative products into existing regulations, as well as crafting new regulations where required. He counsels on compliance with and disputes over money services, securities and derivatives laws, with both high-growth fintech companies and international financial institutions.

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Marco Santori is possibly the best-known lawyer in the blockchain space. – Chambers Fintech 2018

  • University of California, Berkeley
    BA, Philosophy
    California Leadership Award, 2004

  • University of Notre Dame Law School
    JD, 2008

Admissions & Credentials

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • Bitcoin Foundation – Chairman, Regulatory Affairs Committee, 2013 – Present


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The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
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