Cooley LLP

FinTech Legal Department

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What the team is known for Cooley receives accolades for its activity in the FinTech venture capital space, in which it is often trusted by investors, venture capital firms and startup companies to advise on the creation of FinTech investment funds. Cooley are experts in technology and securities law and have pronounced capabilities in the regulations surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrency. The firm also possesses noted strengths in data security matters, analysing data privacy policies and offering specialist counsel on the legal implications of cyberattacks.

Strengths"They bring the network effect that is so important in the FinTech space. You want to be in that ecosystem, and they have that network and leverage it for the companies that they work with."

Notable practitioners Nancy Wojtas is a key contact.

Obrea Poindexter
is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s financial services and FinTech practice groups, and heads its mobile payments group. She also has expertise in privacy matters, data regulations and lending laws. She has the ability to advise both large payment institutions as well as emerging payment leaders.

Sean Ruff
is co-head of the FinTech practice group. He brings previous experience as in-house counsel at Square, where he was lead payments and regulatory counsel. He is especially expert in handling licensing and compliance issues on behalf of money transmitter businesses. a client reports: "He's great when we have questions or need something - he turns it around really quickly. What I love about him in particular is that he has worked on both sides - the industry side and the legal side. Since he has that experience, he is able to give really practical advice."