Representative Experience

Provided core bank regulatory guidance to a household name blockchain solution and virtual currency company in setting up a platform to facilitate banks’ use of distributed ledger technology to effectuate counterparty transactions.

Helping a well-funded startup in the cybersecurity arena file for patents that utilize blockchain technology to build a platform for greater data security.

Served as legal advisor to Delaware Blockchain Initiative, public-private legal reform initiative enabling Delaware corporations to register shares on blockchain system.

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  • Advise Cryptokitties (and its creator Dapper Lab) one of the world’s first blockchain games for recreational and leisurely use, on international trademark prosecution and enforcement.
  • Provided comprehensive industry intelligence, technology analysis, and IP risk assessment for financial institution considering deploying blockchain or DLT.
  • Counseled clients on the monetization of inventions associated with blockchain technologies.
  • Advising cryptocurrency and blockchain startups on securities law issues related to token pre-sales, token investment contracts, token offerings, security token offerings.
  • Advised a leading blockchain solution provider in drafting “first in kind” template custodial agreements and network rules to use with financial institutions participating in the company’s blockchain solution.
  • Represented HYPR, a developer of biometric security blockchain-based software in its seed financing led by RTP Ventures and its Series A financing led by RRE Ventures.
  • Represent Blockchain Token Association, a trade association involved in establishing best practices and regulatory advocacy.

  • Represented Blockchain Capital in portfolio investments in blockchain startups.
  • Represent a number of venture capital funds and investment groups including Keiretsu Capital, Blockchain Capital, S2G Ventures and The Husseini Group.

Practice Highlights

  • Named by The Financial Times as one of the top 10 Most Innovative Law Firms in North America for our blockchain industry work.
  • In 2018, responsible for more than 10 percent of all blockchain patents.

Blockchain and the Legal Landscape

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