Published: February 04, 2021  •  2766 Views

Bitcoin Legal Considerations with Legal Partners

An overview of key legal & regulatory considerations for corporations integrating Bitcoin into a treasury reserve strategy, from the point of view of the General Counsel.

  • Corporate governance
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Vendor selection & due diligence
  • Policies and procedures
  • Disclosure considerations


W. Ming Shao
SEVP and General Counsel, MicroStrategy

W. Ming Shao has served as Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel since December 2014, and has previously served in various senior positions, including Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, and Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, since joining MicroStrategy in February 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Shao was a lawyer practicing at the global law firm Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells US LLP). Mr. Shao received an A.B. in Government from Cornell University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Euna Greene
Assistant General Counsel, MicroStrategy

Euna Greene has served as Assistant General Counsel since May 2020 and has previously served as Principal Senior Counsel and Senior Counsel since joining MicroStrategy in May 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Greene was a lawyer practicing at the global law firm Hogan Lovells US LLP. Ms. Greene received a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Cornell University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.

J. Dax Hansen
Partner & Chair, Blockchain Tech & Digital Currency Industry Group, Perkins Coie LLP

J. Dax Hansen is a technology transactions and regulatory attorney who has pioneered blockchain, digital currency, payments and fintech law. Dax serves as chair of the firm’s leading Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group, which publicly launched in 2013 after the firm spent several years helping innovators lay the groundwork for blockchain infrastructure. Since 2006, Dax has chaired the firm’s Electronic Financial Services (Fintech) practice, which, for decades, has served clients innovating and operating at the intersection of emerging technologies and money.

Thomas S. Ward
Partner, WilmerHale LLP

Tom Ward is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group and serves as chair of WilmerHale's International Transactions Group. His practice focuses on corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital work and international transactions.


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