Rebecca G. DiStefano
Rebecca G. DiStefano concentrates her practice in U.S. and cross border capital markets, securities regulation, corporate finance, and also serves on the firm’s Blockchain Task Force. She counsels public and private companies in financing activities including Regulation D private placements, registrations, Regulation A qualifications, Regulation CF crowdfunding, continuing disclosure requirements, and corporate governance matters. Rebecca focuses on private companies transitioning to public companies and regularly represents clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA.
Kyle F. Freeny
Kyle R. Freeny, a skilled trial attorney and former federal prosecutor for the Special Counsel’s Office and the Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and anti-money laundering (AML) and international corruption matters.
Kyle was one of 19 prosecutors selected by Robert S. Mueller III to conduct the high-profile investigation into alleged Russian election interference, coordination between Russian officials and the Trump campaign, and related matters. As Assistant Special Counsel, Kyle played a lead role in federal tax and bank fraud investigations, as well as a money laundering investigation into the funding of Russian intelligence cyber intrusions during the 2016 Presidential election using cryptocurrency.
Barbara A. Jones
Chair, Blockchain & Digital Assets Practice
Barbara A. Jones is Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Global Corporate practice. Barbara serves as Chair of the firm’s interdisciplinary Blockchain & Digital Assets practice. Barbara maintains a diverse corporate and securities law practice across industry groups, emphasizing complex international and domestic transactions, including private and public financings, dual listings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic collaborations and joint ventures, and licensing transactions. She serves as a trusted advisor to public and private company boards of directors on governance matters and complex regulatory reporting and compliance issues. Barbara’s clients include financial institutions, private equity and venture capital groups, and public and private companies in emerging technology, life sciences and biotechnology, defense and security, blockchain and digital assets, telecommunications, information technology, energy (traditional and renewable), mining, media, entertainment and sports. Barbara also represents Olympic and professional athletes and sports-related organizations.
William B. Mack
Co-Chair, Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice
William Mack is a co-chair of the firm’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice. He is experienced in advising companies on regulatory and compliance matters relating to the Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, the Exchange Act, Anti-Money Laundering laws and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules.
William’s practice involves all aspects of broker-dealer regulation, including Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) membership, supervision, employment, research, soft dollar arrangements, chaperoning of foreign broker-dealers, social media, use of foreign finders, anti-money laundering rules, alternative trading systems (ATS), exchanges, and market making issues. He also provides regulatory guidance to investment banking clients in connection with securities offerings and related trading issues.
David I. Miller
An experienced trial lawyer, former federal prosecutor, and Chambers USA-ranked white collar litigator, David I. Miller focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, securities and commodities enforcement, related complex civil litigation, and cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, and national security matters. Previously, David served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.), over half that time as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. He also served as a terrorism prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, as an Assistant General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, and as a white collar, securities, and commercial litigation attorney in private practice. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, David was a partner at another global law firm.
Marina Olman-Pal advises foreign and U.S. financial institutions on a broad range of regulatory matters including licensing, acquisitions, divestitures, compliance with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, and compliance with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs. Marina counsels a wide range of companies in the financial services sector including, domestic and foreign banks, gaming companies, money services businesses including money transmitters, cryptocurrency businesses, Fintech companies and digital payment companies. Throughout her career, Marina has represented clients before U.S. regulators such as the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, FinCEN, OFAC, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and other state supervisory authorities.
Marina also regularly develops anti-money laundering programs for a wide range of financial services businesses and non-financial services businesses including, U.S. and foreign companies active in industries such as real estate, hospitality, automotive and artificial intelligence, among many others.
Pallav Raghuvanshi focuses his practice on U.S. and international tax matters in the context of corporate expansion, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies. He has broad experience with advising various complex cross-border transactions involving issues related to foreign tax credits, tax treaties, holding companies, controlled foreign corporations, and other restructuring issues such as spin-offs and taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions and reorganizations. Pallav also advises non-U.S. clients with their U.S. inbound tax planning, including, foreign investment in U.S. real property, expansion of U.S. business operations, and investment in U.S. securities. He advises clients on formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds and hedge funds, particularly related to international tax issues involving U.S. and non-U.S. investors (including, taxable and tax-exempt investors, sovereign wealth funds, and qualified foreign pension funds).
Pallav also has wide-ranging experience with tax matters related to transactions involving blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
William E. Turner II
Will Turner is an experienced transactional attorney, focusing his practice on corporate transactions, commercial blockchain transactions, and venture capital investments.
Will has counseled clients on:
- More than 50 company acquisition, sale, and combination transactions
- More than 40 venture capital investments
- More than 50 commercial blockchain transactions and product launches
Will possesses deep knowledge of U.S. securities and corporate governance laws and practices as well as corporate transaction and investment standards. He also advises on distribution, technology, sales, and financial services agreements.
Many of Will’s clients seek counsel for “cross-border” transactions that call for understanding multiple jurisdictional requirements. Will represents many non-U.S. clients who seek to engage in acquisitions, investments, or commercial transactions in the U.S. or use U.S. laws as a compliance reference jurisdiction. Will also represents U.S. companies seeking to transact outside of the U.S.