Associate – Cryptocurrency Litigation & Regulatory Defense – New York

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Associate - Cryptocurrency Litigation & Regulatory Defense - New York

Associate – Cryptocurrency Litigation & Regulatory Defense – New York

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 The New York office is seeking a 1st 3rd-year Associate for our Litigation Practice Group.  McDermott has a specialized team focused exclusively on cryptocurrency.  This job posting is for a spot on that team.  The ideal applicant would have experience or a demonstrated interest in cryptocurrency-related litigation, government investigations, and regulatory advice.  A strong working knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain is required.  McDermott has been at the forefront of cryptocurrency-related litigation, government investigation defense, crypto-tracing and asset recovery, and regulatory advice. 

Applications should be submitted online through our web apply portal.  Questions can be directed to Amanda Ryan, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager, at apryan@mwe.com.

 Job Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of the New York bar
  • Must have outstanding academic credentials from a top-tier school and strong writing skills
  • Experience in cryptocurrency-related litigation, government investigations, or regulatory advice is preferred. 
  • Strong working knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain is required.

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