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.
Brianna’s background uniquely qualifies her to assist cryptocurrency exchanges, FinTech companies, payment processors and other companies with novel business models to navigate a developing digital asset industry.
During law school, Brianna served as a Judicial Intern to the Hon. Edgardo Ramos of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also served in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and in the banking sector. She was a member of the Fordham Law Moot Court, notes and articles editor of the Fordham International Law Journal, a teaching assistant, a student research fellow and an executive board member of Fordham’s Latin American Law Students Association.
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