Jerry is executive director of Coin Center. He also serves as adjunct professor of law at George Mason University.
Jerry is the coauthor of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers, as well as other scholarly works on the regulation of
cryptocurrencies. Jerry has over ten years’ experience in technology policy and he has testified twice before Congress
on cryptocurrencies. His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and elsewhere.
Website: http://jerrybrito.com Twitter: @coincenter.org
Stuart is a lawyer and accountant in the cryptocurrency and Internet gaming spaces. Stu is the trusted counsel for
bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exchanges, leading cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and investors, and blockchain
2.0 initiatives. Stu has appeared as an expert on cryptocurrency issues at international conferences, in front of
securities commissions and regulators, and before the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.
Website: http://gamingcounsel.co Twitter: @bitcoinlawyer
Jillian is a lawyer and academic with expertise in commercial law and financial services in the e-commerce sector.
She holds a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science from McGill University and an LL.B. and J.D. from the Université de Montréal.
Jillian has many clients in the cryptocurrency sector and is currently pursuing her LL.M. She has testified before the
Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce and appeared as an expert to speak at several international
conferences. She has written for LexisNexis Corporate Securities and Finance Law Report, the Supreme Court Law Review,
the Huffington Post, Slaw, and Droitdu.net. Jillian is Chief Legal Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the
Bitcoin Foundation Canada, counsel to the Bitcoin Embassy (Montreal), and a board member of the Montreal chapter of
the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Website: http://jillianfriedmanlaw.com Twitter: @jillfriedman
Nikolaus is a lawyer in Germany and the CEO and co-founder of DogeRain, an app to spread Dogecoins.
Nikolaus obtained his law degree from Humboldt University in Berlin and has a Masters degree in company and
taxation law. He also studied at the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich and at the Friedrich-Schiller University
in Jena. His Masters thesis was on VAT on bitcoin transactions.
Paul is a specialist financial services lawyer and partner at Osborne Clarke in London. He has a broad range of
experience, including experience in M&A and capital markets transactions, establishing private equity and property funds,
and advising institutional investors on alternative investments. He advises on the full range of legal and regulatory issues
affecting businesses providing or promoting financial services within the UK. Paul has particularly strong experience in
the payments industry where he has been involved in a number of transformational projects. Paul trained at Lovells,
qualifying in 1990. He worked in the corporate and capital markets areas and undertook a number of client secondments
gaining a broad range of experience before specializing in financial services. After six years as a partner in Lovells’s
financial institutions group, Paul joined Osborne Clarke in November 2005.
Mark is a Consultant in the corporate tax group at Osborne Clarke in London. He joined the firm in 2012 after working
as a corporate tax partner at a UK-based global law firm for 15 years where he was head of UK tax for 5 years.
Mark has over 25 years of experience in corporate tax and wide expertise in the UK and international tax arena.
His primary focus lies with corporate tax and VAT structuring for corporate and financial transactions.
These include sales and acquisitions of companies, the structuring of corporate groups, corporate group
reorganizations and restructurings, fund structures, real estate acquisitions, and the structuring of real estate
finance, projects, asset finance, debt capital market issuances, secularizations, and derivatives.
Lorna is a partner in the intellectual property litigation department at Osborne Clarke in London.
She acts for a wide range of clients, advising technology-centric businesses in life sciences, digital business,
energy, and financial services. She works with clients for whom patent rights, know-how, and designs are key
value-generators at every scale, from new business start-ups through to the largest multinational groups.
She has considerable experience acting in high-profile technology disputes and has been recognized for several
years as a leading individual in both national and international directories. Lorna joined Osborne Clarke in 2013
after 19 years (12 as a partner) at Bird & Bird, another leading technology law firm.
Michael is an associate at Osborne Clarke in London specializing in the legal and regulatory aspects of payment
services, e-money, and consumer credit. Michael works with a broad range of clients, particularly digital and FinTech
businesses, and recently completed a secondment at a major international electronic money institution.
Michael trained at Nabarro LLP and joined Osborne Clarke in October 2014.
Ryan is an attorney and co-chair of the Payments Practice Group at Riddell Williams in Seattle. He has a background
in both technology and financial services. Ryan has extensive experience in payments matters, including electronic
payments, mobile payments, prepaid cards, alternative currencies, and federal and state licensing. Ryan is counsel for
industry leaders in banking, payment processing and cryptocurrency sectors. Ryan is also a member of the
Corporate Finance and Securities Practice Group.
Website: http://riddellwilliams.com/profile/attorney/ryan-j-straus-principal- Twitter: @epaymentslawyer
Matthew obtained his J.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has developed a specialty in bitcoin regulation
through a seminar paper on the subject and work on future publications. Matthew is an Associate Editor of the
Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review. Matthew has primarily studied corporate,
technological, and financial law leading to his interest in bitcoin. Matthew was a student attorney for the Technology
Law and Policy Clinic at the University of Colorado.