Michelle Gitlitz, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Michelle Gitlitz is a partner in the New York office and co-heads Blank Rome LLP’s blockchain technologies and digital currencies practice.  With a background in securities law, Michelle represents corporations, investment companies, and hedge funds on the intersection of law, business, and technology, including issues related to distributive ledger technologies (blockchain), smart contracts, virtual currencies, and artificial intelligence.  She is experienced in advising clients on the legal implications of implementing blockchain technology into their businesses.  She also assists clients with the creation and organization of private investment funds and hedge funds, including funds that invest in emerging digital technologies (blockchain) and virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin. Michelle frequently speaks about blockchain technology, virtual currencies, and artificial intelligence at conferences and forums, and has participated in MIT’s Legal Forum for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain and lectured at MIT’s Computational Law Course.