I am General Counsel at dYdX where I handle all legal matters on behalf of dYdX.
Prior to joining dYdX, I was a partner in the blockchain and cryptocurrency and financial services groups of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. My practice focused on blockchain and digital assets, and my clients operate businesses across a broad range of industries that use innovative technologies to disrupt traditional businesses. I also advised venture funds making investments in blockchain companies and digital assets.
Prior to joining Manatt, I founded and led a blockchain-focused practice at a large California-based law firm, where I built a practice advising companies on a breadth of issues involving digital assets, including token distributions, fund portfolio investments, exchanges, custody and mining. I also advised early-stage companies on traditional financings and crowdfunding.
I am a frequent speaker on issues relating to blockchain technology, mainly educating on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency regulations. I have also served as an adjunct professor of law at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where I taught foundational transactional skills.