“Husch Blackwell is a leader in content literacy in all aspects of higher education. They have a range of subject matter experts and the skills are far superior to any company we deal with. Not only do they have a historical and up-to-date understanding of precedents and legislation, but they also have a practical orientation and understanding of clients` situation and look to the future in recommendations. HB`s uniqueness lies in the human connection, content expertise, value offered and, frankly, outstanding results. We enjoy working together on all topics as employees break down silos to find solutions – and look to the future in terms of recommendations. White & Case LLP has a diverse and diverse practice group that approaches the FinTech market from different angles. The team covers all regulatory, transactional and procedural matters, including partnership agreements and product launches. This is reflected in the customer base, which includes banks and payment companies that are expanding into fintech, as well as fintech companies looking for bank charters or partnerships. The Corporate Finance team regularly advises PSPC`s mergers and acquisitions as well as stock exchanges. The company also has good credentials in cryptocurrency and blockchain, and helps commercial sellers and investors, including large media companies, with non-fungible tokens and other related projects. Key partners in Washington DC include Pratin Vallabhaneni, a regulatory partner who has advised the Republic of El Salvador on the high-profile adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender, and Era Anagnosti, who has experience in securities filings and other fintech regulatory matters. Douglas Landy, head of financial services regulation in New York, also has extensive experience in fintech and blockchain.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a “leading, innovative, technology-driven law firm” with a versatile cradle-to-grave practice. The team`s experience spans a range of digital products and assets, including cryptocurrencies, mobile and online payment systems, crowdfunding, and banking platforms, to name a few. This includes advice on shared services agreements, corporate finance, cybersecurity, intellectual property, regulation and litigation. The practice expanded in 2021 with the hiring of William Turner, a Chicago partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, praised for his cryptocurrency expertise, and regulator Benjamin Saul in Washington DC, formerly Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. The team is co-led by Barbara Jones, a Los Angeles-based “innovative, informed and knowledgeable” corporate partner, Carl Fornaris of Miami, a versatile partner, and David Greenberg, a New York-based intellectual property and technology partner. Cooley LLP maintained a high level of activity in 2021, with another impressive deal flow in technology, healthcare and life sciences. He has continued to work on some of the highest quality offerings on the market. Although best known for its issuer-side exposure, it is building its reputation as an advocate for underwriters. The bank`s clients include Credit Suisse Securities, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Securities. The company has also become better known for U.S. bids from foreign issuers; He advised Coupang, the South Korean e-commerce giant, on its $4.55 billion IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, the largest first appearance on Wall Street by a foreign issuer in seven years.
In addition, the company has gained increased notoriety in PSPC mergers. The team is based in several U.S. offices with co-chairs Charlie Kim and David Peinsipp in San Diego and San Diego, respectively. San Francisco. Palo Alto`s Eric Jensen, who led the Coupang deal, and his New York partner Eric Blanchard are also prominent figures. Boston-based partner Richard Segal is an emerging talent, and in March 2022, the firm recruited John-Paul Motley, an equity and debt transaction expert at O`Melveny & Myers. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton`s multidisciplinary corporate governance team provides a full range of services to U.S. and international clients. The work covers a variety of areas, including regulatory compliance (including SEC and stock exchange requirements), ESG factors, compensation and benefits structuring, and relationships with sponsors and other shareholders. In addition, internal and external investigations are another driver of the practice, which is co-led by New York trio Francesca Odell, attorneys Helena Grannis and Jim Langston.