January 25, 2021
Chambers and Partners
DENVER AND WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Chambers and Partners has recognized Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Partner Richard B. Levin, who serves as Chair of the firm’s FinTech and Regulation Practice, in its 2021 Chambers FinTech Guide.
Levin is ranked in the FinTech Legal: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies category. He has been ranked in this category since it was created by Chambers several years ago. Clients told Chambers that Levin “understands clients both large and small; he is flexible and reasonable, with great legal expertise.” In the past, Chambers noted that clients commended Levin for his “practical, in-depth experience that connects the legal landscape with new developments, shaping them and tailoring a business-oriented approach” and for his ability to use his “knowledge of the law to help his clients achieve business goals, especially in regulatory negotiations and particularly with the SEC.”
Levin was one of the first lawyers to focus on the regulation of blockchain and digital assets. He is considered a thought leader in the FinTech space. Since the start of electronic trading in the late 1990s, Levin has been advising FinTech clients on legal and regulatory issues. His practice focuses on helping financial services and technology clients identify and address regulatory issues as they build their businesses. He is the author of several chapters on the regulation of FinTech, blockchain technology, and digital assets and is a frequent speaker on the issues.
Rankings are based on several months of research and interviews with clients and law firms. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client, according to the publisher. Learn more about its methodology.
“I am proud to be recognized by our clients and Chambers as a trusted advisor in the FinTech space,” said Levin. “Since I entered FinTech and started focusing on blockchain and digital assets in early 2011, I have seen what was once considered a fringe technology mature into the transformative technology of today. I have enjoyed helping clients reconcile laws that were written when football players wore leather football helmets to the technology of the 21st century. My new colleagues and I look forward to helping our clients navigate new regulatory issues in the years to come.”
Levin recently joined Nelson Mullins as the chair of the firm’s FinTech and Regulation Practice, which is made up of attorneys specializing in banking, corporate, financial services, government investigations, intellectual property, litigation, public policy, securities, tax, technology, transactional, and regulatory issues to serve clients in the FinTech space. The practice focuses on the representation of banks, investment advisers, broker-dealers, exchanges and alternative trading systems, peer to peer lenders, digital asset trading platforms, custodians, and blockchain technology firms.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 850 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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