Join Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Partner Chris Willis and his guests and fellow Partners Keith Barnett and Ethan Ostroff as they dive into the world of cryptocurrency. The discussion spans from basic terminology and current activities in the regulatory and legislative arenas to parting words of wisdom for companies in the industry. Collectively, Keith and Ethan bring almost 40 years of experience, representing companies in the financial services industry. Keith counsels payment processors, money transmitters, payments apps, and similar companies on compliance with federal and state money services business laws. He also advises cryptocurrency exchanges and NFT platforms on state and federal money transmission law compliance and regulatory issues and represents these companies in lawsuits and government enforcement actions. Ethan’s practice focuses on financial services litigation and consumer law compliance counseling.

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Photo of Keith J. Barnett Keith J. Barnett

Keith Barnett is a litigation, investigations (internal and regulatory), and enforcement attorney with more than 15 years of experience representing clients in the financial services and professional liability industries.

Photo of Ethan G. Ostroff Ethan G. Ostroff

Ethan specializes in the defense of consumer actions, including class and mass actions, general business litigation, as well as regulatory compliance.

Photo of Chris Willis Chris Willis

Chris is the co-leader of the Consumer Financial Services Regulatory practice at the firm. He advises financial services institutions facing state and federal government investigations and examinations, counseling them on compliance issues including UDAP/UDAAP, credit reporting, debt collection, and fair lending, and defending…

Chris is the co-leader of the Consumer Financial Services Regulatory practice at the firm. He advises financial services institutions facing state and federal government investigations and examinations, counseling them on compliance issues including UDAP/UDAAP, credit reporting, debt collection, and fair lending, and defending them in individual and class action lawsuits brought by consumers and enforcement actions brought by government agencies.

Chris also leverages insights from his litigation and enforcement experience to help clients design new products and processes, including machine learning marketing, fraud prevention and underwriting models, product structure, advertising, online application flows, underwriting, and collection and loss mitigation strategies.

Chris brings a highly practical focus to his legal advice, informed by balancing a deep understanding of the business of consumer finance and the practical priorities of federal and state regulatory agencies.

Chris speaks frequently at conferences across the country on consumer financial services law and has been featured in numerous articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington PostAmerican BankerNational Law JournalBNA Bloomberg, and Bank Safety and Soundness Advisor.