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Chambers Blog | 01.08.21

Originally published by Chambers Associates - Career Moves Blog on 01.08.21

By Diana Beavers

If you’re like us, the New York Times story about the programmer with only two password guesses left to access his $220 million Bitcoin fortune kept you up at night. But if you’re also like us, the idea of paying anyone with cash instead of an app seems barbaric (and unhygienic). Fintech was built to thrive in a pandemic and it’s officially taken over the zeitgeist, with even Walmart getting in on the action as they partner with Ribbit Capital on a new fintech startup.

At Whistler Partners, we’re seeing record numbers of in-house jobs for fintech attorneys. Which is great if you’re already a fintech expert! But if you aren’t, those in-house jobs are out of reach until you have experience, but breaking into a relatively new field may seem daunting.

The good news is, almost any type of attorney can add fintech to their practice. If you’re an M&A associate, actively try to get involved in M&A deals for fintech clients. Same goes for finance, IP, regulatory, and litigation associates. If your firm doesn’t have any fintech work, consider making a move to a firm better known for its fintech deals. Adding fintech to your expertise will open doors down the road, be it for partner opportunities or in-house jobs. Remember, there may be hundreds of M&A or finance associates of your class year in your region, but only a handful will have fintech experience.

 



 

Corporate Counsel (M&A) @ Better.com

PropTech Leaders

Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs @ Global Entertainment Agency

The Fashion Crowd

In House M&A Counsel @ Top Private Equity Fund

In House Without the Pay Cut

Associate General Counsel, Product and Regulatory @ Intersection of FinTech and PropTech

You're #1!

Associate General Counsel @ Late-stage Industry Disruptor

Very Tech-y

Product Counsel @ Blockchain Platform

The Solution

Commercial Counsel @ Healthcare Data Startup

Fight Diseases with Data

Director, Legal & Business Affairs @ Digital Entertainment Leader

Primetime!

Corporate Counsel @ Alternative Investment Platform

Democratizing Investments

Deputy General Counsel - Corporate Development & Governance @ Heavy-hitting Unicorn

IPO Bound

Commercial AGC @ Iconic Fine Jewelry Brand

Put a Ring On It

Sr. Corporate Counsel @ OwnBackup, high-growth data techco

SaaS in Hypergrowth Mode

1st Legal Hire @ Alpaca - Series B FinTech

You're #1!

M&A Counsel @ Tech-y Venture Capital Fund (Portuguese Speaker)

VC is Heating Up

AGC, Payments Product Counsel @ FinTech "Unicorn"

Parlez vous MTL, KYC, & AML?

M&A Counsel @ Tech-y Venture Capital Fund

Unicorn Hunters

Private Funds Counsel @ Private Equity & Venture Capital Group

Break into VC

M&A Transactions Counsel @ Private Equity & Venture Capital Group

The Mathletes of PE

Commercial Counsel @ Video Gaming Unicorn

Ready Player One?

Litigation Counsel @ International Gaming Company

Rarer than Rare

Corporate Counsel, Tech & SaaS @ Social App

Put Yourself Out There

Corporate M&A Counsel @ E-Commerce Unicorn

Career Launcher

Data & Product Counsel @ Zocdoc

First Name in Health-Tech

Legal Counsel @ The Hut Group (Beauty & Wellbeing E-Commerce)

Bevy of Beauty

Life Sciences Associate @ Top Startups Firm

The Antidote to Big Pharma

Associate Attorney @ Leading Investment Firm

For the Apex Preditors

Corporate Counsel @ Pharmaceutical Heavy-Weight

Hard Sciences Background not Required

General Counsel @ FinTech SaaS Startup

Go Digital

VP of Legal @ E-Commerce Consumer Lending Platform

Add to Cart

CFIUS Compliance @ Elite Tech Client

More Glamorous than Government

Emerging Companies Associate @ Elite Startup-Focused Firm

Keep EC/VC Weird

Futures Trading Compliance @ Crypto Trading Platform

The Brand Name in Crypto

Switch to FinTech from Finance @ AmLaw 100 Law Firm

FinTech Fix

Emerging Companies Capital Markets Associate @ Startups Focused Firm

Pivot to Cooler Clients

Senior In-House Counsel @ Digital Health Leader

Not Your Grandma's Healthcare

In-House Commercial Transactions Attorney @ Digital Health Leader

Healthcare Meets Tech

In-House Life Science Corporate Counsel @ Pharmaceutical Company

Future of Pharma

Exclusive: ECVC Associate at Elite Firm's LA Office

Best Partner Opportunity in SoCal

Program Lawyer / Event Content Director @ TechGC

By GCs, For GCs

In-House Corporate Counsel at Venture Fund

VC Meets FinTech

Startup & Media Associate @ Arts & Entertainment-Focused Boutique

Très Chic

Director of Business & Legal @ Media Streaming Company

Binge Worthy

Privacy Counsel @ International Gaming Company

The Next Big Thing in Gaming

IP & Tech Litigation opp at a Silicon Valley tech Firm

The Move Before You Go In House

Privacy Partner @ Bay Area AmLaw 50 Firm

Plug and Play

Biotech Late Stage/Cap Markets Partner

Use Your Expertise

In-House FinTech Bankruptcy Counsel

Can bankruptcy lawyers go in-house? YES!

Senior In-house Counsel @ Edgy FinTech Shop

Global Platform

The Right Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice For You

Restructuring Your Own Career

Partner Recruiting Coordinator @ Whistler Partners

The Good Life

Legal Recruiter

New York or Los Angeles

 

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