A world-renowned law firm with extensive experience in the blockchain industry
With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie LLP represents companies across a wide range of industries and stages of growth.
Established in May 2013, the Perkins Coie Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group has a long history representing technology companies that provide consumer and financial services, including mobile payment providers, tokenized in-game assets, e-commerce companies and marketplace payment service providers. The group has over 40 lawyers who have helped more than 200 clients reconcile complex regulatory compliance questions, assess intellectual property opportunities and negotiate with regulators.
We help clients address the complex legal issues faced by Bitcoin and other virtual currency businesses and partnering with those who are pioneering new blockchain and other distributed ledger solutions to many of today’s market challenges. We provide regulatory compliance counseling, litigation support, consumer protection counseling and business transaction assistance for a range of bitcoin and digital currency systems, services and products. Our clients include virtual currency exchanges, both large and small blockchain innovators, payment processors, investors and industry associations.
We counsel virtual currency industry clients with respect to various regulatory issues, including compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN regulations, and securities and commodities laws and regulations. We help draft anti-money laundering policies and organize internal policies and practices for compliance. We also assist clients in the face of inquiries and investigations by federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Our experienced investigations and white collar defense team regularly defend corporate clients and individuals against criminal and civil allegations of fraud, money laundering and other misconduct. Our defense practice includes particular experience in defending clients and property against government asset seizures and forfeitures.