FinTech INDUSTRIES

The WilmerHale FinTech Group is a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers that leverages the expertise of our Corporate, Financial Institutions, Technology and Intellectual Property practices and others to offer integrated, full service legal solutions to clients within the FinTech sector and to a whole host of other clients who do business or invest in the FinTech sector. The group is uniquely positioned to represent FinTech clients throughout their lifecycles and to advise on a vast range of transactions and other legal matters.

We offer FinTech services to:

  • Mature and emerging FinTech companies
  • Companies engaged in FinTech transactions and/or making investments in FinTech-enabled services
  • Exchanges and online platforms
  • Investment banks
  • Venture capital, private equity, and hedge fund firms

We advise our clients on a wide range of FinTech-related matters and issues, including:

  • General corporate matters
  • M&A and joint venture transactions
  • FinTech-enabled services, including mobile applications and outsourcing
  • Capital markets and other financings, including venture capital investments
  • Regulatory and compliance matters
  • Data security and privacy
  • Vendor management
  • Intellectual property and patent litigation

To learn more about WilmerHale's FinTech practice, email us at fintech@wilmerhale.com.

The WilmerHale FinTech Group is a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers that leverages the expertise of our Corporate, Financial Institutions, Technology and Intellectual Property practices and others to offer integrated, full service legal solutions to clients within the FinTech sector and to a whole host of other clients who do business or invest in the FinTech sector. The group is uniquely positioned to represent FinTech clients throughout their lifecycles and to advise on a vast range of transactions and other legal matters.

We offer FinTech services to:

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Corporate Contacts

Capital Markets

Lisa Firenze
+1 212 937 7263 (t)
lisa.firenze@wilmerhale.com

 

Justin Ochs
+1 202 663 6303 (t)
justin.ochs@wilmerhale.com

 

Erika Robinson
+1 202 663 6402 (t)
erika.robinson@wilmerhale.com

 

Knute Salhus
+1 212 230 8805 (t)
knute.salhus@wilmerhale.com

 

Emerging Company

Stephanie Evans
+1 202 663 6355 (t)
stephanie.evans@wilmerhale.com

 

Glenn Luinenburg
+1 650 858 6075 (t)
glenn.luinenburg@wilmerhale.com

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

Stephanie Evans
+1 202 663 6355 (t)
stephanie.evans@wilmerhale.com

 

Robert Finkel
+1 212 295 6555 (t)
robert.finkel@wilmerhale.com

 

Outsourcing and Licensing

Robert Finkel
+1 212 295 6555 (t)
robert.finkel@wilmerhale.com

 

Jeff Johnson
+1 617 526 6394 (t)
jeffrey.johnson@wilmerhale.com

 

Securities Law Compliance

Knute Salhus
+1 212 230 8805 (t)
knute.salhus@wilmerhale.com

Financial Institutions Contacts

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Michael E. Gordon
+1 202 663 6214 (t)
michael.gordon@wilmerhale.com  

 

Franca Harris Gutierrez
+1 202 663 6557 (t)
franca.gutierrez@wilmerhale.com

 

Data Protection and Information Security

Jonathan Cedarbaum
+1 202 663 6315 (t)
jonathan.cedarbaum@wilmerhale.com

 

Barry Hurewitz
+1 202 663 6089 (t)
barry.hurewitz@wilmerhale.com

 

Heather Zachary
+1 202 663 6794 (t)
heather.zachary@wilmerhale.com

 

Export Controls and Economic Sanctions

Barry Hurewitz
+1 202 663 6089 (t)
barry.hurewitz@wilmerhale.com

 

Payment Transactions

Noah Levine
+1 212 230 8800 (t)
noah.levine@wilmerhale.com

 

Intellectual Property Contacts

IP Litigation

Dave Bassett
+1 212 230 8858 (t)
david.bassett@wilmerhale.com

 

Greg Lantier
+1 202 663 6327 (t)
gregory.lantier@wilmerhale.com

 

 

Patent Prosecution

Tom Anderson
+1 202 663 6227 (t)
tom.anderson@wilmerhale.com


Don Steinberg
+1 617 526 6453 (t)
don.steinberg@wilmerhale.com


 

Labor and Employment Contacts

Employee Benefits

Laura Schneider
+1 617 526 6846 (t)
laura.schneider@wilmerhale.com

 

Securities Contacts

Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation

Paul Architzel
+1 202 663 6240 (t)
paul.architzel@wilmerhale.com

 

Bruce Newman
+1 212 230 8835 (t)
bruce.newman@wilmerhale.com

 

Andre Owens
+1 202 663 6350 (t)
andre.owens@wilmerhale.com

 

Investment Management

Matt Chambers
+1 202 663 6591 (t)
matthew.chambers@wilmerhale.com

 

Dino Wu
+1 212 295 6436 (t)
dino.wu@wilmerhale.com

 

Tax Contacts

Corporate and Partnership Taxation

Bill Caporizzo
+1 617 526 6411 (t)
william.caporizzo@wilmerhale.com

 

Executive Compensation

Kim Wethly
+1 617 526 6481 (t)
kim.wethly@wilmerhale.com

 

Publications & News

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December 5, 2016

Presidential Cybersecurity Commission Issues Ambitious Policy Roadmap for Next Administration

On December 1, the nonpartisan Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, established pursuant to an Executive Order in February, issued its report, outlining more than 50 recommendations for the next Administration.

November 29, 2016

FERC Enforcement Office Remains Focused on Market Manipulation and Compliance Programs

This month, the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its tenth Annual Report on Enforcement. The report provides FY2016 statistics on the investigative and enforcement activities conducted by OE's four divisions—Investigations, Audits and Accounting, Energy Market Oversight, and Analytics and Surveillance.

October 20, 2016

Banking Regulators Release Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards

The agencies are considering establishing two tiers of enhanced standards—basic enhanced standards for all covered firms and even more stringent enhanced standards for systems that are "sector-critical."

August 10, 2016

Civil Penalties Set to Increase Significantly, Many Present Retroactivity Concerns

Over the past several months, many federal agencies have adopted rules significantly increasing the maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) they can potentially impose. The increased penalty amounts were adopted in response to recent legislation from Congress requiring that federal agencies make adjustments to “catch up” with inflation.

August 2, 2016

WilmerHale Partnership with Leading FinTech Accelerator Culminates in First NY Demo Day

Ten groups of financial technology entrepreneurs presented their innovations to an audience of more than 500 investors, industry experts and journalists.

July 21, 2016

NYDFS Issues Final Rule Requiring Certification of Compliance With AML Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Program Requirements

The New York Department of Financial Services recently finalized a regulation that mandates detailed elements of the anti-money laundering transaction monitoring and sanctions filtering programs of covered institutions. The rule, published on June 30, 2016, also requires directors or senior officers to certify their institutions' compliance with these new standards.

July 13, 2016

Civil Fines Jump Across Agencies Under Inflation Adjustment Act

Civil fines across federal agencies have recently been increased dramatically under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) (Sec. 701 of Public Law 114-74), with some more than doubling. Companies violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Improvements Act, the Securities and Exchange Act, or the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), among others, could soon face civil monetary penalties that are up to 150% higher than the existing levels. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the 2015 Act would increase the federal government's revenue by $1.3 billion over the next ten years.

May 31, 2016

FinCEN Finalizes Beneficial Ownership and Customer Due Diligence Requirements

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on May 11 released its long-awaited Final Rule that will require certain financial institutions to “look through” the nominal account holder to identify the account's beneficial owners who own or control (directly or indirectly) certain legal entity customers.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

May 10, 2016

Fintech Regulation: Recent Developments and Innovations

In this article published by Law360, Franca Harris Gutierrez, Bradford Hardin and Carleton Goss detail recent developments and innovations in fintech regulation.