Josh Boehm guides innovative companies through the complex legal issues in developing cutting-edge products and platforms, particularly in the financial technology field. He has advised clients in launching commercial platforms powered by blockchain-based tokens, involving decentralized advertising, cloud storage, video gaming, motion picture distribution and virtual reality imaging. Josh also assists clients in issuing private securities using blockchain technology, and in obtaining banking charters and other regulatory approvals for digital asset storage and exchange. He is currently involved with financial technology projects involving machine learning and smart contracts.
In recent technology transactional work, Josh represented a large U.S. online retailer in securing critical software and services, counseled a European financial company in entering the U.S. prepaid card market and assisted multiple technology startups in establishing strategic partnerships. In the private equity arena, he has structured complex financial transactions and advised on creditors’ rights issues.
Josh has counseled multiple companies in financial regulatory enforcement matters, including criminal sanctions allegations against a large foreign bank and cross-border securities fraud allegations against an individual and his investment entities.
Active in several industry groups and legal reform initiatives, including the Arizona Technology Council’s public policy and Internet-of-Things committees, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the Uniform Law Commission, and the Desert Blockchain meetup, Josh has spoken at several major conferences on financial law issues. He’s also published related articles in the Cornell Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Tax Law, the Harvard Business Law Review and the Harvard International Law Journal, which have been cited in leading academic journals and practitioner treatises.
Before joining Perkins Coie, Josh served as a law clerk to Judge Sandra S. Ikuta of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also worked for Promontory Financial Group in Washington, D.C., where he advised banks and broker-dealers on risk management issues during the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath.
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, NY, Associate, 2013 - 2015
- U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, The Hague, The Netherlands, Summer Law Clerk, 2010
- Promontory Financial Group, Washington, DC, Analyst, 2007 - 2009
Hon. Sandra S. Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit