Anderson Kill’s Stephen D. Palley Joins Founding Editorial Team of the International Journal of Blockchain Law


Anderson Kill is pleased to announce that Stephen D. Palley, chair of the firm’s Technology, Media and Distributed Systems (TMD) Group, is a founding editor of the International Journal of Blockchain Law (IJBL), which published its inaugural edition today.

Published by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), IJBL, which will publish quarterly and online-only, is written by lawyers, edited by lawyers, and designed to help interested business and non-legal communities better understand the world of blockchain and digital assets. The inaugural issue includes an article by SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw overviewing "Defi Risks, Regulations and Opportunities." Content is not paywalled.

Mr. Palley joins an international team of leading attorneys in the blockchain space who will serve as editors for the IJBL.

·Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Matthias Artzt, Senior Legal Counsel, Deutsche Bank AG; Editor and Co-Author of the ‘Handbook of Blockchain Law’

·Professor Locknie Hsu, Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

·Stephen Palley, Partner, Anderson Kill

·Andrea Tinianow, Chief Legal Officer, IOV Labs

·Thiago Luís Sombra, Partner, Mattos Filho

·Jake van der Laan, Chief Information Officer and Director, IT & Regulatory Informatics, Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick, Canada (FCNB); Co-Author of ‘Handbook of Blockchain Law’

·Gary D. Weingarden, Assistant Vice President, Data Protection Officer, Notarize, Inc.

Mr. Palley, a partner in Anderson Kill’s Washington, D.C. office, is founder as well as chair of the firm’s TMD Group, a cross-disciplinary team that advises software, internet, and fintech companies.  He has written extensively and is quoted widely on legal issues arising from the use of blockchain technology.

Mr. Palley commented, “As crypto markets and blockchain applications have developed in recent years, we have seen enduring legal principles applied to new applications and business models. As regulatory response evolves globally, IJBL will be here to chronicle and analyze new developments and legal strategies to help innovative companies navigate the space.”

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) is the leading global industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem with more than 350 institutional members, and 130 Ambassadors from 76 jurisdictions and disciplines. GBBC is dedicated to furthering adoption of blockchain through engaging regulators, business leaders, and global changemakers on how to harness this ground-breaking technology to create more secure, equitable, and functional societies.

Anderson Kill is a full-service New York-based law firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Denver, CO, and Los Angeles, CA. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates.