Sullivan's Fintech & Blockchain Group Ranked in Chambers FinTech

Press Release
January 16, 2020

New York, NY - Sullivan's Fintech & Blockchain practice group has been ranked in the 2020 edition of Chambers FinTech and Joel Telpner, head of the Fintech & Blockchain practice group, has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading Fintech attorneys in America.

Chambers FinTech ranks lawyers and law firms based on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and on other qualities most valued by the client.

Chambers noted the following in its assessment of the firm and Joel:

What the team is known for

Sullivan & Worcester is highly esteemed for its impressive capabilities in relation to distributed ledger technologies. The firm is sought after by startups and established players in the FinTech sector to provide regulatory advice on the implementation of blockchain. The firm also has significant expertise in acting upon a wide range of FinTech and blockchain transactions for some of the world’s most prominent cryptocurrency and digital assets providers.


"They are very knowledgeable in the cryptocurrency landscape and the relevant securities regulatory issues.”

“The team are very active in the FinTech space – they are very focused on the financial aspects of it.”

Work highlights

Provided regulatory advice to Fusion, a platform that processes cryptofinancial applications, in relation to their operations and token offerings.

Notable practitioners

Joel Telpner is the chair of Sullivan & Worcester's FinTech and blockchain practice. He is well regarded for his work on enterprise blockchain solutions. His incisive approach is praised, with one client saying he is "super pragmatic. Wanted to know what exactly we needed, and managed expectations right from the beginning."

About Sullivan 

Sullivan & Worcester (Sullivan) is a leading AmLaw 200 law firm. With over 200 attorneys in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, they guide organizations that are rewriting the rules. Sullivan’s clients, including Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses, rely on Sullivan’s strategic vision, comfort with complexity and intense focus on results. ZAG/Sullivan & Worcester (formerly ZAG-S&W) — a joint venture between Israel-based Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co. and Sullivan & Worcester LLP — provides counsel to Israel-based companies and U.S. companies with Israeli interests on a variety of legal matters including access to capital markets, international tech IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and tax. For more information, please visit

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