Richard B. Levin is the Chair of the Financial Services Technology (FinTech) and Regulation Practice at Polsinelli PC. His practice focuses on the representation of early stage and publicly traded companies in the FinTech industry, including broker-dealers, hedge funds, alternative trading systems (ATSs), exchanges, peer to peer lending platforms, robo advisors, crowdfunding portals, and digital currency platforms. He represents these firms before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Congress. Richard has represented clients before regulators in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
Richard played a leadership role in the launch of two joint ventures of leading investment banks, and served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of two U.S. ATSs and a U.K. based multi-lateral trading facility (MTF). Richard is a frequent speaker at conferences on blockchain technology, regulatory, and market structure issues and is the co-author of the chapter on U.S. regulation of virtual currencies for the Handbook of Digital Currency and the chapter of the Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion on SEC and CFTC regulation of blockchain technology – both published by Elsevier.