• Advising a client on matters relating to digital currency-denominated securities trading.
  • Advising a client on the use of distributed ledger (blockchain) technology in the trading, clearance, and settlement of security-based swaps.
  • Providing regulatory and compliance counsel to a tech start-up that is disrupting the private capital formation marketplace.

Looking Forward

Technology will continue to fundamentally transform both the financial services and legal industries. In addition to the expansion of blockchain, other technologies are driving changes to how financial services are provided and consumed. Artificial intelligence, for example, is playing a greater role in the delivery of financial services. AI is the engine of so-called “robo-advisors” that provide investment advice to customers without human intervention. Machine learning (including deep learning) is also increasingly being used for automated trading, including high-frequency trading, which engages in complex transactions, again without human intervention.