Sullivan's Fintech & Blockchain Group Ranked in Chambers FinTech 2022

Press Release
December 10, 2021

New York, NY - Sullivan's Fintech & Blockchain practice group has been ranked in the 2022 edition of Chambers FinTech and Joel Telpner 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.

"When you are pioneering something that is incredibly complex, they do not make it complex. They make it easy because they know it so well."

"We have looked to the team at Sullivan & Worcester for dependable regulatory and compliance matters related to blockchain and digital assets."

Work highlights
Assisted Celsius Network, a leading global platform that uses blockchain technology to enable decentralised peer-to-peer lending and borrowing products leveraging cryptocurrency, in a range of legal and regulatory issues.

Notable practitioners
Joel Telpner is chair of Sullivan & Worcester's FinTech and blockchain practice. He is well regarded for his work on enterprise blockchain solutions and on the development of the law surrounding stablecoins. His incisive and flexible approach to novel regulatory questions is praised in particular. "Joel is a trailblazer in the FinTech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency space. Joel's clients’ size and nature vary from governments, top cryptocurrencies, and large enterprises to smaller startups," according to one source. An impressed client notes: "Joel has a very acute commercial awareness. He is not lost in the regulatory clouds. He understands what is going on in the actual marketplace very well."

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. As a global law firm, Sullivan’s reach extends beyond the United States. Sullivan has represented clients around the world and has a deep bench for working on a variety of matters and issues affecting clients globally.

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