Alexandra Scheibe

Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery

Alexandra C. Scheibe focuses her practice on representing financial institutions and financial technology companies in structuring and negotiating a broad range of derivatives, structured finance products, blockchain projects and all aspects of their blockchain token offerings as well as related regulatory and transactional matters. Alexandra is co-head of the Firm’s FinTech and Blockchain Practice Group.

Alexandra specializes in structuring and negotiating transactions involving financial services and technology companies, and has focused on the use and implementation of blockchain technology in platforms for derivatives, structured finance and securitization. Alexandra advises a wide range of market participants across multiple industries, including early-stage and established companies developing blockchain solutions, investors, exchanges, broker-dealers, banks and consulting firms, on the legal and regulatory implications of ICOs, including securities, commodities and money-transfer issues, custody, money service business registration requirements, and SEC and CFTC regulatory inquiries, as well as on state and international regulation. She also assists financial services firms and others in negotiating technology agreements for all types of services in light of the constantly evolving regulatory issues arising from the use of blockchain and other technologies.

Alexandra has also developed deep knowledge in the field of derivatives and regularly advises clients on a wide range of derivatives, structured notes and securitization transactions in the municipal and tax-exempt markets. She advises on derivatives regulation and strategy, including the requirements of Dodd-Frank related to business conduct standards, the swap push-out rule, swap definitional rules, clearing, margin and end-user issues, and well as the development of regulatory compliant documentation.

Alexandra also advises financial institutions and other market participants in connection distressed municipal debt offerings, and bankruptcy and restructuring issues in the municipal and tax-exempt markets.

Alexandra is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics in FinTech and blockchain, with a particular focus on distributed ledger technology, blockchain tokens, and related regulatory issues.

Alexandra is also a member of the Futures and Derivatives Regulation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a member of the Innovative Digitized Products and Processes Subcommittee and the Derivatives and the Futures Law Committee of the American Bar Association.