Margo Tank > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
500 EIGHTH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20004
United States
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Work Department

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

Position

Partner; US Co-Chair, Financial Services Sector

Career

Margo Tank focuses her practice on advising commercial enterprises and technology companies on the full spectrum of regulatory compliance matters related to the use of electronic signatures and records to enable digital transactions offered online and via mobile devices including utilizing smart contracts, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. She also advises businesses on laws enabling money transmission and virtual currencies and other emerging payments mechanisms. Ms. Tank also advises clients on laws related to privacy and data security matters.

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 Electronic Signature in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN Act) and is currently counsel to the Electronic Signatures 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. In 2016, she was appointed as an Observer to the Uniform Law Commission’s Study Committee to Amend the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts and the ULC Drafting Committee on Electronic Wills.

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

(Leading lawyers)

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DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s fintech team attracts praise for its ‘ability to combine strong, core fintech competencies with expertise in other areas of commercial and regulatory matters‘. The practice advises a client roster spanning banks and other established financial institutions to emerging fintech companies on a full range of legal and business matters. New York-based practice head David Luce has experience of corporate and financing transactions in the fintech and insurtech sectors, while Washington DC-based Margo Tank is rated for her abundant ‘expertise and creativity‘ in advising financial institutions and technology companies on regulatory compliance matters. In the Silicon Valley office, Mark Radcliffe and Curtis Mo focus on venture capital investing and blockchain matters, respectively. The group was also strengthened by the arrivals of Joshua Samek in Miami, who joined from Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Travis Leach, who joined the emerging growth and venture capital team in the Phoenix office from Ballard Spahr LLP. Louis Lehot left the team and has since founded boutique firm L2 Counsel.