TRANSACTIONAL

  • Advising on the smart contract development for a major insurance company to automate certain insurance payments
  • Partnership with a cryptocurrency developer leveraging DLA Piper’s experience in privacy, regulatory and financial law to provide for the legally compliant tokenization of real estate assets on a global scale
  • Advising the developer of a blockchain-based data privacy platform created to enable companies to easily access data privacy requirements with blockchain based auditing and purpose-based access control
  • Counselling on all legal matters for a Stanford-backed blockchain supplier with a focus on smart contracts, including developing smart contract templates and working with the client’s technology team to translate smart contract drafting into coding for use with its platform, as well as developing digital currency consumer guidelines
  • Advising a blockchain developer in relation to the form of smart contracts relating to an electronic smart vault
  • Advising on standard software licenses for blockchain startups
  • Advising a developer of a multi-signature secure digital wallet offering various services for businesses using digital currency to keep bitcoin secure from theft and loss
  • Advising a client on the use of blockchain to track minerals from the time they are mined through to sales to consumers
  • Advising a major insurance company on its successful RFP response and negotiating build and support contracts for a blockchain-based trade finance solution for implementation by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority

LITIGATION AND DISPUTES

  • Defended a cryptocurrency exchange in multiple lawsuits against allegations that it breached a user agreement by not supporting certain forked currencies

  • Coordinated defense of prominent cryptocurrency exchange in over 30 consumer lawsuits throughout the United States and Europe achieving near unanimous dismissals without payment

  • Defending cryptocurrency exchange against claims for trademark infringement and anticybersquatting arising from registry services provided in the alternative domain name space

  • Counseled a cryptocurrency exchange on responding to subpoenas from various government agencies

  • Defended a blockchain development foundation in an international arbitration against breach of contract claims

  • Counseled digital asset companies in responding to subpoenas from government agencies

  • Counseled purchasers of digital assets regarding SEC enforcement proceeding strategy

  • Defending SAFT issuer against securities fraud suit based on issuer's decision to not issue token and to refund all investments in full

  • Defending cryptocurrency exchange in litigation against claims for breach of commercial software licensing agreement

REGULATORY

  • Advising on the establishment of an institutional grade exchange for trading digital assets
  • Advising a major global bank on its licensing of and investment in companies developing secure ledger and secure transaction services using blockchain technology
  • Advising a blockchain developer in relation to the form of smart derivative contracts for use with ISDA
  • Representing a developer of infrastructure for autonomous private data on public blockchains, DApps, and DAOs in its SAFT sales and a service provider offering
  • Assisting a startup in complying with European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation in developing a platform to allow individuals to sell their private information

FINANCIAL/DIGITAL ASSETS

  • Advising investors in their investment in a billion-dollar ICO
  • Advising investors in venture capital financing with option to participate in a future token offering
  • Advising a blockchain-based decentralized data marketplace in raising funds through a token offering that provides individuals a way to securely and anonymously sell validated private information in a trusted environment
  • Assisting a startup in developing a tokenized model of financing patent royalty streams
  • Advising a blockchain project on raising funds to build an open innovation platform for robotics technology
  • Advising a blockchain startup in its €50 million equity round offering/STO