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Isabela is an associate in the firm’s White Collar + Government Investigations Practice Group. As a legal intern at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Isabela researched and drafted memoranda on legal issues regarding free speech and due process in higher education and assisted the Individual Rights Defense Program team in writing and editing legal correspondence to students, professors, and campus groups whose civil liberties have been violated.

In a long-awaited decision in SEC v. Ripple Labs, Inc., U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres of the Southern District of New York held that Ripple Labs, Inc.’s (Ripple) XRP token is not, in and of itself, a security requiring registration. Although the decision is being regarded by many as a victory for both Ripple and the crypto industry, the nuances in the decision may result in an appeal from both sides.