Leading law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has named the New York counsel Marco Santori leader of the firm’s Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology focus team, according to a latest press release.
Speaking on the occasion Marco Santori said, “Pillsbury has advised banks, financial services companies and digital currency startups since blockchain technology was in its infancy. The team has helped its clients influence regulatory policy to set standards for the entire industry in matters of corporate governance and high-level business strategy.”
Mr. Santori is famously known in the field of blockchain technology. He has served as the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s Regulatory Affairs Committee since it was founded in 2013.
Pillsbury’s Chair Jim Rishwain said, “Marco’s leadership of Pillsbury’s digital currency team underscores our commitment to this disruptive space. His understanding of this burgeoning industry is unparalleled. Our digital currency team provides a wide range of service offerings and boasts a roster of respected practitioners. Marco will work with the team to hone and expand its expertise in step with the innovative companies in this sector.”
The firm’s Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology team focuses on federal and state money services laws and licensing requirements, navigating the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s classification system, managing data security strategy and responding to breaches, maintaining business continuity in a crisis, and understanding the tax implications of digital currency investment, mining and income structures. Lawyers on the team also advise clients on digital currency-related disputes and litigation and defend them against enforcement actions under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on energy natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, real estate construction and technology. Based in the world’s major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global business, regulatory and litigation matters.