The Top 20 list puts Hailey in company with SEC Chair Gary Gensler, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, the Fed’s Chief Innovation Officer Sunayna Tuteja, and rumored CFTC Chair-to-be Chris Brummer, among other luminaries.
It would be hard to find a U.S. attorney with a greater depth of regulatory experience in the cryptocurrency space than Hailey. She has been helping blockchain pioneers obtain approvals for new products, services and digital assets since helping Silvergate Bank build out its practice as the first U.S. bank to offer core services to digital currency companies in 2014.
As Qredo notes, Hailey has
served as regulatory counsel for some of the biggest names in cryptocurrency, including Silvergate Bank, bitFlyer and Coinbase, and was also Secretary of the Virtual Commodity Association.
Today, she offers legal consulting to cryptocurrency and fintech companies as part of the Anderson Kill virtual currency and blockchain group. This includes other top crypto lawyers Preston Byrne and Stephen Palley.
Qredo also identifies Hailey as an influential voice analyzing developments and trends in the cryptocurrency space through her column at Forbes Crypto and her lively commentary on Twitter as @HaileyLennonBTC.
“Hailey’s place in Qredo’s Top 20 List confirms what we already know – that she is one of a handful of attorneys in private practice with a comprehensive grasp of the compliance challenges facing cryptocurrency companies and the regulatory issues central to building out a global market in which digital assets fulfill their potential,” said Stephen D. Palley, chair of Anderson Kill’s Technology, Media and Distributed Systems Group. “We’re extremely proud of her.”
Anderson Kill’s Technology, Media, and Distributed Systems Group is a cross-disciplinary team focused on advising software, internet, cryptocurrency and fintech companies.
Anderson Kill P.C. is a full-service New York-based law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, and Los Angeles, CA. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates.