Brianna A. Perez - McDermott Will & Emery


Brianna A. Perez focuses her practice on representing cryptocurrency companies in both litigation and transactional matters. She advises on all facets of blockchain and FinTech-related legal matters, many of which are matters of first impression in an evolving regulatory landscape.

Brianna formerly served in the Virtual Currency Unit of the New York State Department of Financial Services where she worked on licensing, supervising and policymaking related to companies engaged in virtual currency business activity. Specifically, she reviewed applications for BitLicenses and supervised BitLicensees and Limited Purpose Trust Chartered entities. During her time at the Department of Financial Services, she served as the Deputy Secretary of the Virtual Currency Committee. Brianna was the first recipient of the Department’s Innovation Fellowship in Virtual Currency. She brings deep experience in digital asset regulation, financial technology and other innovations in the financial sector to her current work.

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  • Cuban American Bar Association, member
  • New York State Bar Association, member


Fordham University School of Law, JD, 2020
Wake Forest University, BA, 2017

New York