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DLA Piper LLP (US)
United States

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology; Data Protection, Privacy and Security; Technology; Financial Services; Healthcare


Partner; US Co-Chair, Financial Services Sector; Co-Chair, Financial Regulation and Technology


Margo Tank is the US Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Financial Services Sector and Co-Chair of the Financial Regulatory, Payments and Digital Group. She advises commercial enterprises, financial institutions, and technology companies on the full spectrum of legal and regulatory matters related to the use of electronic signatures and records to conduct business online or via mobile devices in compliance with the US Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), various UCC Articles enabling digital transactions, including Article 9-105, and globally. She also advises businesses on the use of smart contracts and blockchain technologies, and on laws enabling money transfers and remittances, including virtual currencies and other emerging payments mechanisms. Margo also advises on matters related to privacy and data security, and the use of artificial intelligence, including under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and on other consumer protection laws, such as the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) and federal and state unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP/UDAAP) laws.

Margo began her legal career as counsel to the US House of Representatives, Committee on Banking and Financial Services. An early advocate for the financial services industry’s acceptance and implementation of electronic signatures, she served as counsel to the Electronic Financial Services Council and assisted the group draft and lobby for the federal ESIGN Act, and is currently counsel to the Electronic Signature and Records Association, where she works to further electronic financial services policy before Congress and federal regulators. She also is counsel and co-reporter for Standards and Procedures for Electronic Records and Signatures (SPeRS). She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and the Committee on the Law of Commerce in Cyberspace, is on the xDTM Standard Board of Governors and is a legal member participant in the Digital Chamber of Commerce’s Smart Contracts Alliance.



J.D., Drake University; B.A., University of Vermont

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

(Leading lawyers)

Margo Tank – DLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) is noted for its ‘unmatched experience and reputation for advising on novel projects’ through ‘thoughtful analysis’ and ‘creative alternatives and solutions’. The firm represents an impressive selection of financial institutions, investment funds and technology companies. In addition to its regulatory expertise, which covers traditional and disruptive products, including blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFT), the team is also active on the corporate side, having been involved in several high-profile IPOs, SPAC mergers and M&A deals. The firm’s capacity to handle novel mandates was demonstrated by its advice to TikTok on its first NFT launch. US co-chair Margo Tank in Washington DC, Chicago’s David Whitaker and Seattle’s Trenton Dykes are highly experienced in this area. San Francisco disputes partner Michael Fluhr provides ‘great customer service’ and is ‘always responsive and proactively identifying new areas that he could help in’. Mark Radcliffe in Silicon Valley is considered ‘highly experienced‘ in the crypto space. Former global co-chair David Luce joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in January 2022.