Blakemore Fallon

Law Firm Blakemore Fallon Adds Former Atrium Head of Fintech Ross Barbash

Jennifer Testa from Wachsman writes, 

Blakemore Fallon, the law firm behind the first consumer RegA+ token approval from the SEC, announced today that Ross Barbash, previously the founder and head of Atrium’s Fintech and Blockchain Practice, joined the firm as a partner. Ross brings unique experience to the firm, including:

  • Served as a mentor to Binance Labs

  • Provided testimony to Wyoming’s Blockchain Task Force

  • Founded and runs the Blockchain Lawyers Forum

Blakemore Fallon, a law practice focused on advising clients on transactional, corporate and regulatory issues surrounding emerging technologies, has made a key addition to its team of partners. Ross Barbash, previously the founder and head of Atrium’s Fintech and Blockchain Practice, joins the firm to bolster its corporate advisory practice, bringing years of expertise in representing leading AI, fintech, blockchain, and payment technology companies. 

Barbash also founded and runs the Blockchain Lawyers Forum, an international organization of legal practitioners focused on interpreting and shaping the regulatory landscape. He has served as a mentor to blockchain incubators such as Binance Labs and IDEO CoLab, and frequently speaks at conferences on topics ranging from startups to blockchain to legal tech, and has provided testimony to Wyoming’s Blockchain Task Force. 

Josh Garcia, Partner, Blakemore Fallon, said:

“We are very pleased to welcome a seasoned fintech lawyer like Ross to our team. Ross is a well-respected expert in the field of corporate legal services and M&A transactions, and will be an important addition as our corporate advisory practice continues to grow. He has made a name for himself by excelling at client services and being at the forefront of legal developments involving, among other things, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology.”

Barbash received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and began his legal career at Gunderson Dettmer in Silicon Valley, where he represented high profile startups and venture capital firms. His experience and network in Silicon Valley will also bolster Blakemore Fallon’s presence on the West Coast. 

Ross Barbash, Partner, Blakemore Fallon, said:

“My colleagues at Blakemore Fallon embody that rare blend of deep legal and regulatory expertise, detailed understanding of transformative technologies such as AI and blockchain, and pragmatic business perspective that is essential for actionable advice. It’s no surprise this team has rapidly become a thought leader and trusted advisor to top companies around the world. I couldn’t be more excited to work with this unique group of attorneys to bring the industry forward.”

Blakemore Fallon represents a number of industry leaders, including Apex Crypto, IOV Labs, YouNow, and CEX.IO.

About Blakemore Fallon:

Blakemore Fallon is a boutique regulatory and corporate law firm that provides clients with innovative solutions to complex technical, business and legal matters. Its team consists of attorneys from international law firms, as well as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm provides pragmatic counsel that steers compliance-minded companies through complex legal and regulatory environments.