Why Some Straddle The Line Between Law Firm And GC Gigs

By Michele Gorman (July 19, 2019, 11:01 AM EDT) -- While serving as the general counsel of a blockchain startup, Andrew Hinkes felt that he encountered an opportunity he couldn't ignore when he met the creators of Carlton Fields' blockchain and digital currency practice.

In March, he started working at the law firm. But that didn't mean giving up his existing job.

Hinkes maintains the general counsel role he has held since March 2018 at Athena Blockchain Inc., a professional services firm focused on tokenized investment products, while he advises blockchain, fintech and financial services clients in corporate matters with Carlton Fields.

He chose to take on the firm role, which...

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