This week I found out that I was named on the American Crypto Association’s list of Top 25 Crypto Lawyers in 2020.
I’m honored to be listed among some of the most impressive lawyers in the space, including my personal favorites Caitlin Long, Marco Santori and Lewis Cohen.
If you’re not familiar with Caitlin yet, she has been working tirelessly for the last few years to make Wyoming a blockchain oasis in the country. Through her organization, the Wyoming Blockchain Alliance, she pushed through an incredible 13 laws to enhance regulatory certainty for blockchain projects and to attract them to the state. Now she is in the process of starting Avanti Bank, which will serve as a custodian of digital assets for institutions. This is an essential move towards the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies.
Marco Santori, is also a legendary figure on the list. Currently the Chief Legal Officer of Kraken, Marco is best known in the legal crypto community as the creator of the SAFT Framework. This was a proposal for a compliant framework for token sales. Though SAFT was never officially adopted, it was a critical step toward forcing regulators to provide greater regulatory certainty for Issuers of token offerings.
Another great name on the list is Lewis Cohen, of DLx Law, who I had the pleasure of working with on an article a few weeks ago that compared the SEC’s approach to Ethereum and Telegram’s token launches. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out here.
Overall, going through this list of crypto lawyers made me very excited for the future of the crypto and blockchain space. The industry is growing rapidly and attracting some of the best legal minds in the world.