Yelena Bekker - McDermott Will & Emery


Yelena Bekker focuses her practice on cryptocurrency and blockchain matters, including obtaining money transmitter and other state licensure. Yelena also advises cryptocurrency and blockchain companies on emerging regulatory and compliance issues.

Additionally, she has experience conducting compliance evaluations and audits, working with financial experts in assessing future liability, and negotiating and implementing large-sum settlements.

Prior to joining McDermott, she served as general counsel for an international import and export company where she regularly defended audits and handled compliance disputes with government regulators.


  • National Association of Women Lawyers, member
  • Shetek, Women in Technology, advisory board member


New York Law School, magna cum laude, 2006
Brooklyn College, BA, 2002

New York

Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York