The 2021 edition of Chambers Fintech has recognized Goodwin as an elite Fintech practice and named partners Grant Fondo and Mike Whalen as Notable Practitioners in the field. The comprehensive guide evaluates Fintech professionals around the world based on independent research and hundreds of in-depth interviews with highly regarded lawyers, clients and experts.
Goodwin’s Fintech practice advises more than 40% of the Forbes Fintech 50 companies. With nearly 200 lawyers around the world, the practice works with financial institutions, strategic investors, and cutting-edge technology companies on transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters.
The publication ranked Goodwin as a leading United States law firm, noting that its “well-known for its proficiency in advising large investment funds, digital payments clients and lending companies.” Client feedback praised Goodwin as a firm that “cares about stakeholders and business partners,” and offers a unique capacity to handle “legal grey areas or emerging areas of law.”
Fondo is the founder and Co-Chair of Goodwin’s Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology practice, where he represents technology, Fintech, blockchain, digital currency, private equity, and venture capital clients in a wide range of regulatory and contested matters.
Whalen, a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry group, is extremely active in the Fintech and Digital Currency & Blockchain sector. He works with developers and sellers of tokens and coins, exchanges, wallet providers, smart contracts, node arrangements, lenders making digital currency secured loans and Bitcoin ATM operators.
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