Lilya Tessler

Lilya Tessler, Mcdermott, Corporate finance attorney
Organization Profile
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Professional Biography

Lilya Tessler focuses her practice on representing digital asset trading platforms, blockchain technology companies, US and non-US broker-dealers, financial services firms, and cryptocurrency funds. Lilya is co-head of the Firm’s FinTech and Blockchain Group and leads the firm’s broker-dealer practice.

Lilya advises technology companies on blockchain token offerings, including so-called ICOs. She also counsels financial institutions and digital asset exchanges with day-to-day securities issues, private placement agent requirements, custody rule requirements, cross-border regulatory issues, money services business registration requirements, as well as FINRA and SEC regulatory inquiries. She also advises several US and non-US FinTech companies, including robo-advisors and high-frequency trading firms in evaluating the broker-dealer and investment advisor registration requirements.

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