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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

FinTech Legal

1 ranked individualsBand 3USAFinTech 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

O'Melveny & Myers has built a high-quality FinTech practice providing advice to early-stage companies as well as larger financial institutions. They are particularly praised for their expertise in advising on venture financing, representing investee companies and investment funds. The firm is also well regarded for its work in the sphere of blockchain and cryptocurrency, including ICO-related advice as well as representation in anti-money laundering compliance, government investigations and civil litigation matters.

Strengths

"Working with them is a great experience. They care about getting it right, and they care about finding solutions for the client."

"They have excellent relationships that allow them to see what others are doing. They are regularly talking with the major regulators in this area, such as FinCEN or the broader Treasury department."

Notable practitioners

Laurel Rimon has a strong reputation as an anti-money laundering and sanctions expert. She is able to leverage her experience as a former prosecutor to assist clients with compliance, litigation and enforcement matters in the blockchain and cryptocurrency arena. A client says: "Her communication style is very direct and she is an excellent writer," and another source adds: "In addition to her deep substantive knowledge, she is able to draw on her extensive government experience to provide nuanced risk assessments and, when necessary, to be a highly credible and effective advocate for us with regulators at both the leadership and staff levels."

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FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies


Laurel L Rimon
Band 3