CO-CHAIR, BLANK ROME BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL CURRENCIES GROUP
Michelle Ann Gitlitz is a founder and co-chair of the Firm’s Blockchain Technology and Digital Currencies Group. An experienced regulatory lawyer and litigator, Michelle’s practice focuses on the legal and regulatory issues confronting companies and individuals who bring blockchain applications to market. Michelle’s clients include emerging and established companies, broker-dealers, funds, and other participants in the Fintech space. Michelle guides her clients through the evolving regulatory and legal landscape that governs their business model. Her experience includes advising individuals and companies as they raise capital through coin/token issuances and security token offerings, form digital currency exchanges/platforms, establish new blockchains and nodes, establish digital currency mining operations, navigate through federal and state money transmission issues, and in connection with federal and state regulatory enforcement actions.
Michelle was listed by the National Law Journal and New York Law Journal as a Trailblazer (2018) in Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech and received the “Legal Compliance and Regulatory Innovator of the Year” 2018 award at the Blockchain World Conference. Michelle also frequently collaborates with federal legislators on blockchain and digital currency issues. Michelle is a frequent writer and sought-after speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrency matters.