Jesse Overall's practice focuses on fintech and complex financial transactions.
Jesse's experience in the digital asset space includes advising on pioneering security token offerings and real estate tokenization transactions, product structuring and regulation for a broad range of token types, blockchain M&A deals, crypto lending, virtual currency derivatives, custody, technology licensing and service agreements, membership in open-source protocol consortia, and other emerging areas in the digital asset space. He also advises on the regulation of e-commerce marketplace platforms and videogames.
Jesse participates in the Lawyers' Committee of the Chamber of Digital Commerce and the Structured Finance Industry Group's Technological Innovation Committee. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, he has been quoted on digital assets regulation in Reuters, Bloomberg, and Crowdfund Insider and has co-authored articles on the subject published in FintechPolicy.org, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, and the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, among others.
He further advises on securities offerings and corporate governance, OTC derivatives transactions, securitizations – including on US regulatory issues relating to the Volcker Rule, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and credit risk retention – and syndicated loan trading.
While at law school, Jesse served as a legal intern at both the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
News and client work
- SEC Adding Blockchain Forensics to Investigate ‘Smart Contracts’
Bloomberg, August 2020
- From Belarus to Bahrain, the small states going big on cryptocurrency
Reuters, July 2019
- Why Security Tokens Will Transform the Real Estate Industry
Security Token Academy, April 2019
- Crypto Considerations for Fund Managers
FintechPolicy.Org, March 2019
- Blockchain East Summit + Trade Show
Speaker, October 8-10, 2018, New York
- Ripple Has Tried to Buy Its Way Onto Major Exchanges for Cryptocurrency
Bloomberg, April 2018
- Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Is a Cryptocurrency Crash Coming?
David Felsenthal and Jesse Overall