David Brill has played a pivotal role in shaping significant milestones within the digital assets industry. As the former deputy general counsel for a large, publicly traded cryptocurrency platform, Mr. Brill draws on his expertise as an attorney and his background in financial services and technology to address complex regulatory and legal issues for international organizations in the digital assets ecosystem.
Mr. Brill’s expertise spans more than two decades in law, strategy, operations, compliance and enterprise risk management for startups, large financial institutions and international organizations. His guidance helped address complex challenges in fintech and securities laws, complex litigation, regulatory matters and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Brill has also provided tactical guidance for conducting due diligence and assessing risks and opportunities for projects involving cryptocurrency and other digital assets implementations. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Brill co-led the digital asset listing program for a large, publicly traded cryptocurrency platform and served as the lead attorney on all cryptocurrency and commercial matters. He also held general counsel positions with OST, Gemini Trust Company and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Prior to these roles, he served as a senior lawyer at Thomson Reuters and spent more than a decade in other leadership and counsel roles in the financial industry.
Mr. Brill is a frequent industry speaker, author and thought leader. He serves as the Chair of the Cryptoassets Working Group for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and as a board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida Chapter. He has served as President of the New York City Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Chairman of its Corporate and Securities Committee.
- Facilitated listing Ethereum on one of the first regulated digital asset exchanges
- Contributed to developing the initial Bitcoin Exchange-Trade Fund (“ETF”) filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)
- Secured U.S. money transmitter licenses for a globally regulated cryptocurrency exchange
- Developed a comprehensive digital asset listing program for a cryptocurrency brokerage, complete with a robust legal framework to determine eligible digital assets for listing
- Guided a New York Trust Company through the process of establishing a broker-dealer entity and successfully securing a banking license in Canada
- Provided expert counsel to a cryptocurrency brokerage during complex U.S. bankruptcy court proceedings, addressing a wide range of commercial and regulatory challenges
- Represented a Fortune 100 Company in SEC v. Dorozhko, the first major computer hacking case brought by the SEC