Leading Blockchain and Digital Assets Lawyer Michelle Gitlitz Joins Crowell & Moring

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Michelle Ann Gitlitz has joined Crowell & Moring’s New York office to lead its global Blockchain and Digital Assets practice. Her addition strengthens the firm’s ability to counsel clients, both emerging and established businesses, on the legal and regulatory issues that arise when clients invest in and incorporate blockchain technology and digital assets into their businesses.


Gitlitz founded and co-led Blank Rome LLP’s Blockchain Technology and Digital Currencies Group. She advises clients on the legal, regulatory, and risk management issues surrounding coin/token offerings, including: launching new offerings and remediating prior offerings; working with clients in connection with digital currency exchanges/platforms; establishing new blockchains and nodes; and advising clients on navigating federal and state money transmission laws. Gitlitz also has experience handling federal and state government regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions relating to financial services, securities, and disclosure issues.

Gitlitz is widely respected as a leader in the area of distributed-ledger technology. She was among those in the legal industry who early on recognized that coin/tokens offered to investors could be treated as securities falling under the purview of the Securities Exchange Commission. She also has experience in virtual currency money transmission and authored, “An Introduction to Virtual Currency Money Transmission Regulation” in the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation, a treatise published annually and soon to be released in 2020 by Global Legal Insights. She is a board member of the MIT Computation Law Report and a member of and contributor to the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and the Digital Chamber of Commerce. She also founded and serves as president and director of Diversity in Blockchain, Inc., a nonprofit organization…

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