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Perkins Coie LLP

FinTech Legal

3 ranked individualsBand 1USAFinTech 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Perkins Coie is regarded as the premier law firm for cryptocurrency and blockchain issues with perhaps the largest dedicated team in the country in this field. Their deep expertise allows them to holistically evaluate all aspects of a business model and to provide tailored regulatory guidance. They regularly advise on issues regarding anti-money laundering, securities and the broader ecosystem. The firm is also deeply engaged on the policy side, having sat on numerous SEC committees on proposed governance of the cryptocurrency space.

Strengths

"They are absolutely excellent. They have great depth. They are very responsive and they continue to dominate the FinTech/crypto legal market."

"Perkins Coie is one of the firms with the longest history of working with startups. Having that perspective is helpful for their work."

Notable practitioners

Dax Hansen is a leading figure in the space and is recognised as a trailblazer in the field of cryptocurrency and blockchain. He advises on all manner of securities, regulatory and strategic issues. A source reports: "He is one of the top payments people and he dealt with virtual currency issues from early on." A client adds: "He has been a total partner in the business and he wants to do anything he can to help us grow."

Joe Cutler receives plaudits for his knowledge of the blockchain and cryptocurrency regulatory landscape, providing workable solutions for ground-breaking projects in this sector. He also draws on broader expertise in financial privacy, financial services compliance and financial crime prevention in the FinTech space, especially with regard to payments matters. A source notes that "he has a good depth of experience on the regulatory side. He has good contacts, having worked with these companies since the early days." An appreciative client adds: "He makes himself available and does whatever he can to help the business."

Lowell Ness is specialised in dealing with securities law and corporate governance issues. He also advises emerging companies and investors on financing and M&A transactions in the FinTech space. A recognised leader in the blockchain and cryptocurrency area, he is able to advise a wide range of FinTech companies. An impressed client says: "He is very knowledgeable and has helped us understand what is happening with the regulatory landscape."

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FinTech Legal

Perkins Coie LLP

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Location

1201 Third Avenue

Suite 4900

Seattle

Washington

USA

WA 98101-3099

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FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies


Dax Hansen
Band 1
Joe Cutler
Band 3
Lowell D Ness
Band 2