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

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

 

Elizabeth Derbes
+1 212 295 6430 (t)
elizabeth.derbes@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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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.

May 6, 2016

CFPB Releases Long-Awaited Proposal on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements to block consumer class actions.

May 2, 2016

WilmerHale Expands West Coast Corporate Practice With Two Partner Hires

WilmerHale is pleased to welcome Partners Christopher Rose and Eric Hwang to the firm's Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices, respectively.

April 11, 2016

Federal Regulators Clarify Bank CIP Obligations for Prepaid Cardholders

Banks and credit unions that issue reloadable, general purpose prepaid cards must apply Customer Identification Program procedures to those cardholders, according to guidance issued by the federal banking regulators and FinCEN on March 21, 2016.  

March 24, 2016

2016 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.

March 8, 2016

Viewpoint: Ensuring a Level Playing Field for Federal Virtual Currency Regulation

An article by Elijah Alper and Katrina Carroll, published by Paybefore. FinCEN's March 2013 interpretive guidance on bitcoin and other virtual currency remains the key statement of federal regulatory policy on the topic.