Fintech

With a history of representing innovative companies and Silicon Valley in our DNA, no one understands disruptive technologies like we do

Why Cooley
  • Trusted advisors who understand the space where innovation and the law collide 
  • Deep understanding of the legal, business and regulatory issues facing disruptive industries 
  • Unmatched practical experience guiding technology companies through all stages of growth 
  • Established presence in the fintech epicenters of London, New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley 
  • A global practice to allow for seamless coordination across countries and jurisdictions 
  • Experienced at working with fintech companies across a variety of industry segments, including peer-to-peer and alternative lending, digital currency and blockchain technology, mobile and online payments, and investment tools 
  • Cross-disciplinary support for fintech companies runs the full legal spectrum from corporate formation, venture and private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings to regulatory counseling, intellectual property protection, privacy and data security, employment and severance matters and litigation

Our team includes:

  • The Former Chief Privacy Officer at American Express
  • The lawyer who settled the first Bitcoin-mining case and served as pro bono counsel to the Bitcoin Foundation
  • “The Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers” according to American Banker
  • Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation Regulatory Affairs Committee since 2013 and Global Policy Counsel for Blockchain
  • Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, focusing on Digital Finance Initiative
  • Co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, serving as general counsel and later as executive director
  • Two members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) High Level Advisory Group on Fintech
  • Drafters of the US Digital Currency Jobs Creation Act

Cooley Fintech

US and international financial developments in payments, lending and blockchain law

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Group Contacts
Marco Santori Partner, New York
Eric Jensen Partner, Palo Alto
Patrick Murck Special Counsel
Adam Ruttenberg Partner, Washington, DC
Andy Roth Partner, New York
Ryan Naftulin Partner, London
Chris Coulter Partner, London
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