Eric Hess is the founder of Hess Legal Counsel and Helical, Inc. Hess Legal advises digital asset exchanges, quant trading system providers, broker dealers, and investment advisors on regulatory, transactional, security and privacy, AML, governance, technology licensing, and financing issues. Helical offers a cybersecurity-as-a-service platform.

Eric has over decades of experience in top legal, advocacy and management roles for equities exchanges, broker dealers, fintech, digital asset and cybersecurity companies.

He has a proven track record of meeting business and legal goals, including creating legal, compliance and technology & operational risk management functions, corporate finance & governance, designing compliant trading technology, advocating for regulatory change, closing transactions, navigating challenging issues, managing regulatory inquiries & investigations and facilitating company growth, both organically and through strategic transactions.

Specialties: Digital assets; investment adviser, broker dealer and markets regulation; cyber security and privacy regulation; contract negotiation; corporate finance and governance; technology transactions; dispute resolution; mergers & acquisitions; and intellectual property.

Eric serves as secretary and board member of multiple regulated and unregulated financial technology companies and has represented clients in various onshore and offshore registrations. Eric is also host of The Encrypted Economy podcast.

Eric holds Series 7 and 24 licenses and is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey. Eric Hess is a Certified Third Party Risk Professional.

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Eric Hess is the founder of Hess Legal Counsel and Helical, Inc. Hess Legal advises digital asset exchanges, quant trading system providers, broker dealers, and investment advisors on regulatory, transactional, security and privacy, AML, governance, technology licensing, and financing issues. Helical offers a cybersecurity-as-a-service platform. Eric has over decades of experience in top legal, advocacy and management roles for equities exchanges, broker dealers, fintech, digital asset and cybersecurity companies.