Richard B. Levin is a partner at Bryan Cave LLP. His practice focuses on the representation of early stage and publicly traded companies in the financial services industry, including digital currency platforms, broker-dealers, hedge funds, alternative trading systems (ATSs), and exchanges. Before entering private practice, Richard was the Global Head of Product Development for Compliance and Operations for Deutsche Bank. He has also served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of two U.S. ATSs and a U.K. based multi-lateral trading facility (MTF). Richard began his career on Wall Street by serving as the General Counsel of one of the original Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs), and as Assistant General Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Officer of Knight Capital Group, a leading Nasdaq market maker. Richard is a frequent speaker and is the coauthor of the chapter on U.S. regulation of virtual currencies in The Handbook of Digital Currency.