SEYFARTH SHAW LLP: Seyfarth Launches Blockchain Technologies Team

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Seyfarth Shaw LLP issued the following announcement on May 22.  

Attorneys:Richard D. Lutkus, Angelo A. Paparelli

Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced the formal launch of its Blockchain Technologies team, an interdisciplinary group of lawyers who counsel clients and interface with regulators to address legal issues raised by blockchain technology.

Seyfarth’s Blockchain Technologies team comprises attorneys with a variety of legal practices – including Corporate, Securities, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Derivatives, Real Estate, Banking, International, Tax, Employee Benefits and Immigration Compliance – dedicated to helping clients navigate the uncharted and largely unregulated waters of this rapidly evolving technology, and corresponding regulation. The team has substantial experience representing entities using blockchain and have advised clients on an extensive range of legal operational aspects, including cybersecurity, data storage and transfer, software licensing and distribution, stored value transfer, initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), encryption, and law and regulation related to these and other business activities.

“A popular topic at water coolers across the globe, blockchain technology promises to change the way companies conduct a suite of business operations,” said Richard Lutkus, co-lead of the firm’s Blockchain Technologies team and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). “As the demand for services related to this emerging technology increase, we have assembled a group of excellent legal talent poised to help clients navigate this new corporate environment.”

Members of the Blockchain Technologies team are thought leaders in trust modeling, capital formation, and cryptocurrency markets as well as teachers, authors and guides to clients within a range of industries. They have helped early adopters of blockchain technology work within regulatory frameworks and manage risks. Clients include many data-driven businesses, such as health care and benefits providers, financial institutions, hedge funds and other investment vehicles, insurance markets, clearing houses, and technology companies.

“The business community has continued to embrace blockchain technology, forecasting its impact on a wide array of industries,” said Angelo Paparelli, co-lead of the firm’s Blockchain Technologies team and a member of the firm’s Business Immigration practice group. “Facing an unfamiliar future enterprise, clients can engage our cross-disciplinary team for practical solutions to the variety of issues created by this technological shift.”

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