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For over two decades, Bryan has represented Fortune 500 companies, start-up and growth-stage businesses, family offices and individuals in complex regulatory and capital markets matters.
Since the inception of the crypto asset class, Bryan has advised institutional investors and traditional businesses worldwide on crypto-related strategies, technological opportunities, and risk mitigation. He is well known as both a seasoned advocate and founder: he led the first federal private crypto litigation in the United States in 2013 in both the Southern District of New York and in Bankruptcy Court, and he also co-founded a venture-capital backed crypto financial services business.
Bryan has also represented financial services firms and investment advisers facing regulatory and enforcement proceedings before the SEC, FINRA, and other state and federal agencies and dispute resolution forums, on issues involving securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and assorted complex financial instruments, as well as risk mitigation/regulatory preparedness, compliance, and employment related matters. He also has significant experience with the U.S. and Canadian capital markets, up-listings to the U.S., capital-raising opportunities, and various M&A transactions.
Bryan’s diverse regulatory, litigation, and corporate background as a lawyer, business owner, board member and advisor, and management strategist provides clients with a 360-degree approach to tackling complex matters in an efficient, business-oriented manner. An alumnus of Merrill Lynch and a former partner at a leading Am Law 100 firm, his experience spans both traditional and disruptive industries such as cannabis, esports, gaming, data, cybersecurity, and crypto.
With an entrepreneurial spirit and deep understanding of the practical realities of business gained from in his experiences launching his own boutique law firm, crypto start-up, and management consulting and advisory business, Bryan has also collaborated with the top two global consulting firms in assisting their global clientele.
In addition, he has served as Chairman of the Board of a publicly traded company, headed up M&A and compensation committees, and has also served on audit and corporate governance committees of various public companies.