Linklaters Hires Blockchain Wonk As 1st US Fintech Leader

Law360 (July 18, 2019, 8:57 PM EDT) -- London-based legal mammoth Linklaters LLP has hired a noted blockchain lawyer to lead its financial technology work in the United States, the firm announced Thursday on the heels of heated U.S. congressional hearings on Facebook Inc.'s potential foray into cryptocurrency.

Linklaters is bringing on Joshua Ashley Klayman in a senior counsel role and absorbing the blockchain practice she established last year, Klayman LLC. She becomes Linklaters' U.S. head of fintech as well as its first head of the blockchain and digital assets practice.

"Linklaters is one of the world's premier law firms and has a truly global reach and perspective," Klayman...

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