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Perkins Coie is pleased to be ranked as a leading fintech law firm in the United States in the Chambers FinTech 2019 guide. In addition, Perkins Coie partners J. Dax Hansen and Lowell Ness are ranked as Band 1 and Band 2 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency lawyers, respectively.

Perkins Coie was recognized by Chambers for its strength in blockchain and cryptocurrency matters and related Securities and Exchange Commission issues. The firm is also lauded for representing fintech companies, including non-bank entities, in all stages of their lifecycles. Chambers states, "Perkins Coie is at the cutting edge of everything related to digital currency and has a breadth of experience and experts that is not found anywhere else in the industry." Chambers also lauds the firm’s deep connections in Seattle and the Silicon Valley and its extensive experience in assisting young fintech companies.

J. Dax Hansen, Chair of Perkins Coie’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group, is recognized for his deep roots in the fintech industry and his role in developing this area of legal practice.

Lowell Ness, Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s Palo Alto office, is commended for his work on financing, M&A and development issues in the blockchain and crypto sectors.

London-based Chambers & Partners publishes directories that assess and rank the world’s leading lawyers. The Chambers rankings result from extensive surveys and interviews of in-house counsel and leading law firm partners. Chambers ranks lawyers and law firms in six different bands based on a variety for factors including technical legal ability, professionalism, client service and subject matter expertise. Being ranked in any band is an achievement. See the full FinTech USA rankings here.

Perkins Coie’s Fintech industry group and its Electronic Financial Services team stand with clients at the intersection of financial services, technology and the law and help them navigate the evolving and exciting innovation landscape in the financial services sector. The multidisciplinary team of legal professionals counsels an array of companies on all legal and regulatory issues and matters related to fintech, including regulatory compliance counseling, consumer protection counseling, payments, privacy, intellectual property and business transactions. Perkins Coie clients include technology infrastructure providers, wireless carriers, online and physical retailers, payment service providers, social networking companies, software application developers, credit and debit card networks, payment standards associations, financial institutions, online lenders, robo-advisors, and blockchain and other emerging technology companies. Perkins Coie has an especially strong practice advising companies that have developed new and complicated financial services technologies, such as blockchain solutions, marketplace payment processing and virtual currency exchanges, navigate the complicated web of financial services rules and regulations.

Perkins Coie's Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group was publicly launched in May 2013 as the world’s first legal practice focused on decentralized cryptocurrencies and shared ledger technologies. It is an extension of Perkins Coie’s long history of representing fintech, internet, mobile and other technology companies. This multidisciplinary group is on the front lines of industry developments, helping clients address the complex legal issues faced by blockchain and digital currency businesses. Attorneys in this industry group provide product counseling, regulatory investigations and compliance counseling, litigation support, consumer protection counseling and business transaction assistance. Clients include shared ledger consortia platforms, exchanges, wallet providers, payment processors, investors and industry associations.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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