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Crypto Industry Has It’s Own ‘High-Stakes’ Lawyers (#GotBitcoin?)

Call him the David Boies of crypto. Crypto Industry Has It’s Own ‘High-Stakes’ Lawyers (#GotBitcoin?)

Crypto Industry Has It’s Own ‘High-Stakes’ Lawyers (#GotBitcoin?)

Brian Klein Has Been A Part Of The Crypto Space For Years, But Has More Recently Made A Name For Himself Representing High-Profile Clients In The Space.

Brian Klein may not be a household name in the blockchain space, but several of his clients – Erik Voorhees, Charlie Shrem and, to name a few – certainly are. The self-described “high-stakes trial attorney” has exploded onto the scene in recent years as a successful defender in numerous civil and criminal cases in the technology and cryptocurrency worlds.

He’s now representing Virgil Griffith, the ethereum developer and former Ethereum Foundation head of special projects accused by the U.S. government of traveling to North Korea to speak at a conference and discuss sanctions evasion using cryptocurrency.

In January, Griffith confidently entered an “innocent” plea before a district judge, kicking off the months-long, multi-step discovery and eventual trial process which Klein hopes will lead to an acquittal.

CoinDesk met with Klein in mid-December, partly in the hopes that he would chat about this case but largely to get a sense of the attorney whose name kept popping up on the radar.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, he declined to comment about Griffith’s case beyond previous statements declaring his belief that his client would be exonerated. Dressed in a plaid shirt and gray jacket, he shared his insights on litigating in the fintech space, working with entrepreneurs and crypto overall.

“It’s very enjoyable representing entrepreneurs and founders, they’re the people really building the industry,” Klein said of crypto, a space where he’s worked since 2013.

“I think a lot of people in this space feel a lot of camaraderie with each other even though it’s a competitive space and that makes the industry a lot of fun to work for,” he said. “There’s no reason you can’t have lots of digital currencies, lots of tokens out there. I think it’s vindication.”

‘Libertarian By Nature’

Klein began his legal career at the New York University School of Law, has lived on both the East and West coasts of the U.S. and is now a partner at Baker Marquart LLP. In his past, he’s worked at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Skadden Arps, Brafman & Associates and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

He had the option of continuing to work at large law firms, but chose to join Baker Marquart, a small, Los Angeles-based law firm boasting fewer than 20 trial lawyers on its website, said Klein, who will speak Monday at Consensus: Distributed.

“I wanted to represent [both] individuals and companies and it’s really hard to do both at big law firms because of conflicts,” he explained.

He joined Baker Marquart in 2012, and entered the crypto space a year later after reading guidance from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and writing an article on the subject.

“I’m a libertarian by nature and I have a lot of issues with how big finance is [treated] globally, and in our country, and it leaves a lot of people outside looking in,” he said, referring to un- and underbanked individuals unable to access the modern financial system.

While Klein’s record is prominent, his peers were downright effusive. David Silver, a prominent litigator in the crypto space in his own right, told CoinDesk that Klein provides “the best representation possible by the best lawyer available.”

“I only hope I never need his counsel, but if I did, I would hire him in a second,” he said.

Likewise, Compound Finance general counsel Jake Chervinsky told CoinDesk that Klein is “one of the best defense attorneys in the crypto industry.”

Marcia Hoffman, who joined Klein in representing cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins, told CoinDesk that Klein’s first reaction to a new case is to determine “how do we get a handle on what’s happening.”

“He will just come right in and immediately is thinking about ‘how do we get this situation under control,’ ‘how do we put ourselves in the best position moving forward,’ which can be really stressful,” she said.

Friendly, But Efficient

Over a breakfast of oatmeal, fruit and a bagel at a downtown Manhattan hotel – and later, during a hearing – Klein maintained a soft spoken tone, but projected confidence in his past work and future efforts.

Several of his former clients described him as a friendly, personable attorney. Two of them, noted bitcoin entrepreneur Shrem and Hutchins (otherwise known as MalwareTech, one of the researchers who halted the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017), both said Klein spoke to them as friends outside their legal cases.

“I still talk to him very frequently just about life in general,” Shrem told CoinDesk.

His personable manner was on display during Griffith’s arraignment. Prior to the hearing’s start, Klein appeared to be reassuring his client while sorting the case’s projected timeline.

“It’s okay,” Klein told Griffith after sidebarring with the assistant U.S. attorneys prosecuting the case. Then the two men sat down and began a protracted, whispered conversation.

As a lawyer, Klein “managed expectations very well,” Shrem said, referring to the expectations Klein set for his case and how he predicted certain options would play out.

As a client, Shrem said he never felt like he’d lost control of his case. Among other details, he praised Klein’s management style, saying Klein coordinated his team of attorneys to minimize the costs to Shrem during a case against Winklevoss Capital Management, the family office started by Gemini founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.

Klein said he’s available 24/7 for his clients, and while “it’s sometimes disruptive to your personal life,” he’s found it’s helped him overall.

Hutchins said Klein had checked in during holidays and invited him to several events during his time in the U.S. (A U.K. resident, Hutchins was unable to leave the U.S. during his case).

“My impression is that he’s a great lawyer but also a kind person. He took my case pro-bono because I didn’t have the money to afford legal counsel,” Hutchins said. “I’ve also seen him go out of his way to help out people in similar situations.”

Still, his friendliness doesn’t stop Klein from winning his high-profile cases. Hutchins was sentenced to supervised release and the judge in his case advocated for a full pardon; Shrem won $45,000 in legal fees after settling the Winklevoss’s case against him (the twins’ lawyer was fined $15,000 for “improper behavior” during the case); and Block.One agreed to pay $24 million in a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, with the agency granting a waiver essentially ensuring the EOS token is not deemed a security.

Klein told CoinDesk he’s bullish over the long-term about cryptocurrencies, citing bitcoin’s status as a form of digital money not controlled by any government or single, centralized entity.

Still, he said, “I think there’s a lot of work to do here.”

Updated: 7-13-2020

Crypto Lawyers Are In Hot Demand As The Industry Goes Mainstream, Say Experts

Crypto companies are looking for legal talent as the industry becomes more established.

The crypto market might soon see an uptick in legal hiring as it is moving out of regulatory gray zones, according to a recent article from Bloomberg Law.

The publication interviewed a number of experts from the industry following the news that Coinbase had tapped former Facebook Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Paul Grewal, as the leader of their legal team.

The main consensus was that the amount of in-house hires in the crypto industry is likely going to rise significantly in the near future, mainly because the market is actively pushing itself into the financial mainstream.

Specifically, Marco Santori, chief legal officer of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, told Bloomberg that their legal team is going to double in size in 2021. In his view, crypto companies “are serious about participating in the international discourse around the development of crypto law.”

Meanwhile, a definitive regulatory framework is still missing in most countries. In conversation with Bloomberg Law, Ripple’s general counsel, Stuart Alderoty, stressed that the industry needs “smart regulation that both recognizes and fosters the potential of this technology.”

According to Santori, the current lack of specific laws makes the crypto industry especially engaging for lawyers who “enjoy an intellectual challenge.”

Signs That Crypto Is Going Mainstream

This year’s has had a number of key examples that indicate crypto could be entering the financial mainstream. JPMorgan Chase reportedly has taken on Coinbase and Gemini as customers. News recently began to circulate of Coinbase potentially being listed on the stock market. Not to mention that there has been an overall increase in crypto from institutional investors.

Global payments giant PayPal also recently began hiring crypto talent. At this point they are looking for engineers, not lawyers.

Updated: 7-18-2020

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Updated: 7-18-2020

The Lawyers Calling The Shots In The Crypto World

Crypto Industry Has It’s Own ‘High-Stakes’ Lawyers (#GotBitcoin?)

At Top, From Left: Joshua Ashley Klayman, Mitzi Chang, Lee Schneider Bottom Row, From Left: Brian Klein, Nathana O’brien Sharma, Cassandra Borchers

Lee Schneider, partner at law firm McDermott Will & Emery, has been a financial services and technology attorney for 25 years. A year and a half ago, he happened to get involved in a project involving the legal questions surrounding digital tokens. Now, that’s almost all he focuses on.

“Ever since then, blockchain has swallowed my practice,” Mr. Schneider said. “It’s the most fun time in my career.”

Mr. Schneider is an example of an emerging set of lawyers who have shifted their focus to advising clients on how current and future regulations could affect cryptocurrency or blockchain investments.

It’s expertise that clients are clamoring for, attorneys say, with startups, investors and big companies all looking for counsel in the new and fast-evolving sector. While regulation up until now has been limited, many people expect U.S. authorities to impose new rules on cryptocurrencies and on initial coin offerings in particular, intensifying the demand for legal help.

“It’s fascinating from a legal perspective because you have all these potentially overlapping regulatory regimes. Given that it’s a fairly nascent market, things just aren’t 100% clear,” said Mitzi Chang, a San Francisco partner at New York-based law firm Goodwin. “It makes for some really interesting legal discussions.”

Getting it right also is potentially a high-stakes endeavor for attorneys. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton warned lawyers in Senate testimony this month that both entrepreneurs and their lawyers could be held accountable if they are found violating securities regulations. For that reason, most lawyers spoken to by The Information said they tend to advise their clients to take a conservative approach whenever possible.

Attorneys in the nascent field come from diverse legal backgrounds, ranging from regulatory and securities law to financial services and technology. They work on matters including initial coin offerings, law enforcement inquiries, regulatory concerns, private investment, privacy and mergers and acquisitions.

Despite being absorbed in a newly emerging area of law, the attorneys contacted by The Information remain traditional in one sense: None accepts bitcoin or other cryptocurrency as a form of payment. Here is a look at some of the most prominent attorneys specializing in digital currency:

Joshua Ashley Klayman

Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Joshua Ashley Klayman helped co-found Morrison & Foerster’s blockchain and smart contracts group, which includes attorneys with expertise in areas such as finance, intellectual property and technology. That broad range of expertise is needed, as Ms. Klayman said an ICO can require a team of lawyers answering questions about taxes, securities regulations, investing and potentially even health care or banking regulations. For her venture capital and hedge fund clients, there are separate legal questions about how to structure contracts, she said.

“Every token sale is almost like a law school exam. You really need a team,” Ms. Klayman said. “I do think it’s having an impact on all areas of the law.”

Ms. Klayman’s own background is in leveraged finance law. Based in the firm’s New York office, she got involved in blockchain issues after some of her banking clients began asking her questions about smart contracts. Now, the group she runs alongside co-chair Dario de Martino includes more than 70 lawyers.

In addition to advising clients, Ms. Klayman works closely with industry groups and other law firms to help shape how regulations can be applied to the emerging area. She said she hasn’t seen that type of collaboration in her legal career before.

Lee Schneider

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Lee Schneider, whose background is in technology and financial services law, has been focusing on blockchain and cryptocurrency-related projects for the last 18 months. The new focus emerged after Mr. Schneider became involved in preparing a legal framework for popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Now he advises clients out of the law firm’s New York City office on a range of issues. The McDermott Will & Emery team includes more than eight lawyers dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrency, all of whom work closely with other lawyers in the firm.

Mr. Schneider said a key part of his work involves educating the public on cryptocurrency and blockchain issues. That includes speaking at universities and conferences, as well as blogging. Recent appearances include an interview with Stanford University’s student radio station, a reflection of the surging interest in cryptocurrencies among college students.

Nathana O’Brien Sharma

Faculty, Singularity University and Partner, Crypto Lotus

Nathana O’Brien Sharma said she draws on her background in philosophy, law and technology for her work in the blockchain and cryptocurrency field. That includes working with those trading cryptocurrency, advising on blockchain products and helping legal teams navigate how to make sure token projects comply with regulations. She also helps them deal with data privacy and ethics issues. Based in the San Francisco area, she said she is “deeply fascinated” by how technologies like blockchain can revolutionize information sharing, but also wants to help innovators create projects that meet regulatory and ethics requirements.

“I think there’s something to be said for applauding the beginner’s mind. …As long as we have humility and we are focused on being in compliance first, I’m really excited about the future,” Ms. O’Brien Sharma said.

Brian Klein

Partner, Baker Marquart LLP

Brian Klein has been involved in some of the biggest cases around cryptocurrency to date, including representing early bitcoin investor Erik Voorhees when the SEC alleged he had failed to register two offerings. (The SEC and Mr. Voorhees ultimately settled the case.) He currently is representing the founders of the high-profile Tezos cryptocurrency project, who are facing lawsuits alleging fraud and securities violations around their $232 million ICO.

Mr. Klein also advises blockchain startups and serves on legal advocacy committees for bitcoin-related groups, and continues to practice in areas including cybersecurity law.

Cassandra Borchers

Partner, Thompson Hine

Cassandra Borchers has been working in investment management law for more than 20 years. But since last summer, she has increasingly been focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency, alongside fellow Thompson Hine Partner James Jalil. That includes working with clients considering an ICO or token sale, as well as working with investment funds around cryptocurrency. A big part of that is evaluating how existing regulations around securities apply to these new areas, she said.

“I hope it continues to be an important part of my practice. I do think the space is going to evolve, and I hope to be right there with it,” Ms. Borchers said. She works out of Thompson Hine’s Cincinnati, Ohio, office.

Mitzi Chang

Partner, Goodwin

Mitzi Chang works with companies that sell blockchain technology, investors eyeing the market and companies looking to start their own cryptocurrencies. That includes talking to new entrepreneurs who have ideas for a product, but don’t know how regulations would affect it, or even established companies that are thinking of launching their own ICO but don’t know how to go about doing so.

“This industry is interesting in that there are a variety of potential regulations that could apply. It’s not as straightforward as opening a retail business. This is a new grey area,” Ms. Chang said.

Updated: 11-1-2020

Former Google Lawyer Joins Spate Of High-Profile Attorneys Entering Crypto

Coinbase leads a growing list of crypto companies attracting top-tier legal talent.

On Friday Coinbase Inc. announced the appointment of former Google Senior Legal Director Milana McCullagh as deputy general counsel for product and commercial legal.

McCullagh, who worked for more than 13 years at Google, will work across functions at Coinbase on product legal support, helping the firm to streamline legal compliance for new product launches.

McCullagh’s appointment is part of both a Coinbase campaign to attract legal talent that started last year, as well as a broader industry-wide movement of top-tier attorneys joining crypto firms.

Between August and October, Coinbase appointed former general counsel at Dyson Ltd., Katherine Minarik, as general deputy counsel for litigation; former senior legal counsel at Uber Technologies Inc. in London, Carly Nuzbach Lowery, as an associate general counsel; the former attorney at Fenwick Jade Clemons as a commercial counsel; and head of supervisory affairs at CLS Group Holdings AG, Janice Payne, as director of regulatory compliance.

The glut of hirings may be part of an effort by Coinbase to quell regulatory fears from potential investors on the eve of a possible IPO. The San Francisco-based company held talks with law firms and investment banks regarding an IPO earlier in the year.

Additionally, these appointments coincide with the company’s recent decision to curtail “political” and “societal” discussions at work, which led to a request by 60 employees to take advantage of exit packages provided by the company.

Major Legal Appointments Sweeping The Cryptocurrency Industry

Coinbase is not alone in its goal of bringing top-tier legal professionals to the crypto industry, however.

On October 8, the blockchain-based company O(1) Labs Operating Corp. announced the appointment of the former in-house attorney at Goldman Sachs and associate with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Sang Joon Kim as general counsel.

On October 7, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini Trust Co. LLC appointed the former head of legal with Morgan Stanley’s global financial crimes division, Andy Meehan as a chief compliance officer for the Asia-Pacific region.

And, last Wednesday, venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz announced the appointment of the former chief regulatory officer at the New York Stock Exchange, Anthony Albanese, to work on cryptocurrency regulation matters.

These moves coincide with the steps taken by US regulators to legalize the cryptocurrency industry. Earlier, the US Department of Justice issued official guidelines to regulate the cryptocurrency market and hold it accountable.

Erich Dylus, an aviation finance attorney for Vedder Price by day and a member of legal engineering DAO LexDAO by night, told Cointelegraph that the hirings might be a sign of the legal world acknowledging crypto’s growing influence:

“Some attorneys are discovering an exciting frontier in need of ‘meatspace’ legal guidance — it speaks to the maturing nature of the crypto and crypto-adjacent industries that big names are making the jump.”

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