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BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL CURRENCY

In a world that is becoming increasingly more digitally driven, the value of blockchain technology and digital currencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, is growing at tremendous and, at times, unpredictable rates. 

Thompson Coburn’s experience representing clients across the industries that are currently and will potentially be affected by the growing relevancy of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies allows us to assist our clients as they take advantage of opportunities in this innovative growth market, while still protecting their traditional business assets. 

Our Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency practice comprises attorneys and advisors with a wide range of experience across the industries most affected by the disruptive emergence of cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology, including  banking and financial services, health care, estate planning, biotechnology, international trade, real estate, education and more.

Combining the skill sets of legal innovators in the areas of corporate and securities, financial services litigation, lobbying and policy, intellectual property, international commerce, cybersecurity, and regulatory, our practice is built to tackle the challenges our clients face in the many stages and areas affected by blockchain technology and digital currencies. 

 

  • Completed acquisition by a U.S. company of an emerging cryptocurrency company in Switzerland (including rights to White Paper and related platform technology).
  • Reviewed offering documents for US-based token offering in the music industry supporting new artists.
  • Structured closed end investment fund for investments in direct cryptocurrency offerings, and as a “fund-of-fund” diversified opportunity vehicle.
  • Formed a start-up Etherium mining company for a California-based technology group including regulatory review. 
  • Represented a group of blockchain application and technology companies educating the Congress and Executive Branch about blockchain and advocating for the same “light touch” federal regulation” that enabled the Internet to mature into the transformative medium that reshaped the delivery of commercial, educational, healthcare, personal and other services today.
  • Represented clients before Congress and federal departments and agencies on telecommunications and technology legislation and policy, among other areas. 

 

Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6033

Addressing the patent needs of both large corporate clients and individuals, Thad has worked extensively on patent protection issues for a variety of industries, includin...

Addressing the patent needs of both large corporate clients and individuals...

Thad Blenke
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6015

Mark represents clients in financial restructurings, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases throughout the U.

Mark represents clients in financial restructurings, out-of-court workouts ...

Mark Bossi
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9438

Clients know Julian as an experienced and highly effective litigator who finds creative and novel approaches to all of the cases he handles, without sacrificing efficienc...

Clients know Julian as an experienced and highly effective litigator who fi...

Julian Brew
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6909

For more than 30 years, Jim has provided intellectual property counseling, communications, and government relations support to the information technology industry.

For more than 30 years, Jim has provided intellectual property counseling, ...

Jim Burger
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6216

Rob, an associate in the Firm's Intellectual Property practice, has a mechanical engineering background, with work experience in analyzing engineering drawings and prepar...

Rob, an associate in the Firm's Intellectual Property practice, has a mecha...

Rob Gerlach
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2306

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entrepreneurs toward growth and success at each stage of their business.

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entreprene...

Matt Hafter
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6167

Cheryl represents lenders and obligors in complex finance transactions, loan restructurings, and bankruptcy, receivership, foreclosure and other proceedings involving cre...

Cheryl represents lenders and obligors in complex finance transactions, loa...

Cheryl Kelly
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9430

Recognized as one of the most influential women lawyers and most influential minority lawyers in Los Angeles by The Los Angeles Business Journal, Helen repr...

Recognized as one of the most influential women lawyers and most influentia...

Helen Kim
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 2512

Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, institutions and companies, including entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and emerging companies,...

Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, ins...

Jennifer Post
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6904

Ken has spent his entire legal career in the public and private sectors in Washington, DC and has a thorough understanding and appreciation of how lobbying can advance cl...

Ken has spent his entire legal career in the public and private sectors in ...

Ken Salomon
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6291

Jason's practice is centered on technology with an emphasis on cybersecurity breach response and software and intellectual property licensing.

Jason's practice is centered on technology with an emphasis on cybersecurit...

Jason Schwent, CIPP/US
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6926

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a focus on the trade and shipment of goods.

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a...

Robert Shapiro
Advisor
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6944

With more than 15 years of public policy experience in Washington, DC, Kristin is a passionate advocate for her clients before Congress and the Administration.

With more than 15 years of public policy experience in Washington, DC, Kris...

Kristin Smith
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6352

Ben brings a background in electrical and computer engineering to his legal practice, which primarily focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Ben brings a background in electrical and computer engineering to his legal...

Ben Volk, Jr.