Representative Experience

Disputes & Investigations

  • Act as counsel to an executive of a cryptocurrency brokerage/trading platform in an internal investigation relating to a bankruptcy and restructuring and advise on concurrent regulatory inquiries.
  • Represented a former executive of a digital asset exchange in connection with an SEC and DOJ investigation regarding allegations of fraud and registration violations.
  • Represented an NFT company in responding to a grand jury subpoena and a related DOJ criminal inquiry.
  • Led internal investigation for fintech unicorn on various books and records issues.
  • Represented a former employee of a cryptocurrency exchange platform in criminal (U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York) and SEC investigations into insider trading/front-running in digital assets listed on the platform.
  • Represent a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) in preparation for potential regulatory and enforcement inquiries.
  • Advise various NFT issuers on securities law and enforcement matters.
  • Work with Tokyo-based counsel to advise Japanese financial regulatory authorities regarding regulation of Stablecoins under securities and banking laws.

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Emerging Companies & VC

  • Represented Fold, a bitcoin rewards app providing a gift card platform for spending bitcoin in the real world, in a $13 million Series A funding round led by Craft Ventures.
  • Represented Thesis in a $21 million Series A funding round co-led by ParaFi Capital and Nascent. Thesis is a venture builder behind some of the most impactful projects in crypto with a portfolio including Fold, Keep, Saddle and open-source initiatives like tBTC that serve millions of users.
  • Represented SuperTeam Games, an online game developer designed to provide blockchain-based sports games, in a $10 million Series Seed funding round led by Griffin Gaming Partners.
  • Represented Concept Art House, the creator of art for video games and NFT collectibles, in a $25 million Series A funding round and related strategic deals.
  • Represented Liberty City Ventures, a VC fund investing in companies building blockchain technology solutions and companies implementing blockchain technology with a focus on fintech, Web3, gaming, metaverse, and supply chain logistics, in several investments with an aggregate value in excess of $100 million.
  • Represented StakerDAO, a platform for governing financial assets in a decentralized, secure, and compliant manner, in a Series A funding round co-led by Polychain Capital and Lemniscap.
  • Represented Tlon, the corporate vehicle of the open-source Urbit software stack (, a network operating system designed to run its own servers and digital identifiers, in various corporate matters.


  • Represented Blockchain Coinvestors Acquisition Corp. I, a special purpose acquisition company, in its pending deal to acquire Qenta Inc., a financial technology company created to digitize the world’s assets and transactions.
  • Represented Larva Labs in the sale of the IP of the CryptoPunks and Meebits NFT collections and 423 CryptoPunks and 1711 Meebits to Yuga Labs.
  • Represented in a merger with private equity-backed bitcoin mining company Greenidge Generation Holdings, expected to be the first publicly traded bitcoin mining company with a wholly owned power plant.
  • Developed regulatory compliance standards and processes for application, supervision and examination of New York-regulated BitLicensees, digital asset companies and other fintech non-depository financial institutions; prepared BitLicense applications in concert with nationwide state money transmission licensing rollouts.
  • Played a critical role in the development of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative—an unprecedented effort to expand business usage of distributed ledger and smart contract technologies.

Practice Highlights

  • Recognized as a nationally ranked practice in the 2023 Chambers Fintech Guide (Fintech, Payments & Blockchain practice).
  • Recognized by Financial Times for Innovation in Changing and Influencing Regulation and as one of the top 10 most innovative law firms in North America for our blockchain industry work.
  • Included by Financial Times on the first-ever “Most Digital Law Firms” list in connection with its 2020 Innovative Lawyers Awards Program.