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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Long recognized for its work guiding clients in various industries through their most significant regulatory and enforcement challenges, Paul, Weiss is at the forefront in helping financial institutions, fintech companies, investors, media and entertainment clients and technology companies navigate the new world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Our multi-disciplinary team helps clients capitalize on the business opportunities, identify the challenges and mitigate the emerging legal risks of digital assets.

Client News

Crypto Companies Launch Nonprofit to Share Unbiased Information and Advance Security Initiatives

Paul, Weiss advised on the formation of the Crypto Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit association of organizations dedicated to advancing security initiatives across the crypto ecosystem.

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Client News

Digital Currency Group Sells CoinDesk to Bullish

Paul, Weiss is advising Digital Currency Group (DCG) in its sale of CoinDesk to institutional digital assets exchange Bullish.

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Awards & Recognition

Marty Flumenbaum Named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for Ripple Win

The American Lawyer recognized litigation of counsel Marty Flumenbaum as a “Litigator of the Week” on July 21 for his part in winning a landmark summary judgment ruling for the cryptocurrency industry on behalf of leading enterprise blockchain company Ripple Labs Inc. and two executives.

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Client News

Ripple Obtains Summary Judgment Victories in SEC Lawsuit Alleging Unregistered Sales of Securities

Paul, Weiss and joint defense counsel secured a major victory for Ripple, its co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse in a decision holding that the sale of digital asset XRP on public exchanges does not constitute the sale of unregistered securities.

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Client News

Coinbase Wins Motion to Compel Arbitration, Staying Putative Class Action Over Stablecoin GYEN

Paul, Weiss achieved a victory for publicly traded cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase Global, Inc., when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Coinbase’s motion to compel arbitration and stay a putative class action concerning the stablecoin GYEN.

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Publications

Roberto Gonzalez and Jessica Carey Author Expert Analysis Chapter in GLI’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Laws and Regulations 2023

Litigation partners Roberto Gonzalez and Jessica Carey wrote an expert analysis chapter in Global Legal Insight’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Laws and Regulations 2023.

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Client News

General Atlantic Invests in Digital Asset Trading Technology Company Talos

Paul, Weiss advised General Atlantic as lead investor in a $105 million Series B funding round in Talos, a provider of institutional digital asset trading technology, which values the company at $1.25 billion.

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Publications

Cyber Law: The Mysteries of NFT Ownership … Explained

Litigation partner Katherine Forrest’s latest Cyber Law column, “The Mysteries of NFT Ownership … Explained,” appeared in the February 16 issue of the New York Law Journal.

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Recent Publications

White Papers

Client News

D1 Co-Leads Investment in Fireblocks

Paul, Weiss advised D1 Capital in its investment in Fireblocks, an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing and issuing digital and crypto assets for over 800 major institutions.

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Publications

Meredith Dearborn, Austin Pollet and Kristina Bunting Publish Article on How Clear and Effective Regulatory Oversight Could Drive Further Investment in Cryptocurrency

Litigation partner Meredith Dearborn, corporate partner Austin Pollet and litigation associate Kristina Bunting discuss current and upcoming regulatory frameworks for cryptocurrency in an article published in The Recorder.

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Publications

Jessica Carey, Roberto Gonzalez and Carly Lagrotteria Discuss New York DFS' First Crypto Enforcement Action in Law360 Column

Litigation partners Jessica Carey and Roberto Gonzalez and associate Carly Lagrotteria discuss key takeaways from the New York Department of Financial Services’ first enforcement action against a crypto company in a ł˘˛ą·É360Ěýcolumn.

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Publications

Harris Fischman Discusses Crypto Enforcement With CQ Roll Call

Litigation partner Harris Fischman spoke with CQ Roll Call about the SEC’s decision to beef up its cryptocurrency enforcement staff.

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