FinTech, or financial technology, is a rapidly developing area encompassing non-bank lending, cryptocurrency and blockchain, artificial intelligence, digital wealth management, and online payment processing. FinTech poses significant risks regarding regulatory compliance, asset security, and economic volatility, leading to liability concerns for both businesses and individuals. Atticus Recruiting understands the difficulties operating in the fintech field. We thoroughly vet our candidates to ensure that they have the necessary education and credentialing, requisite knowledge, skill set, and passion.
Why Atticus Recruiting’s Process is Superior
After nearly two decades of legal experience, Atticus Recruiting founder Michelle Kaplan McAndrew created a firm that had expertise necessary to serve elite legal practices throughout Chicagoland. She was joined by Rob McAndrew, who combines more than 20 years of business development experience with training as an attorney. These two principals have successfully placed qualified attorneys with firms of every size, including local boutiques and corporate law firms with a global reach. Some of these include Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Fox Swibel, Ropes & Gray, and Neal Gerber Eisenberg.
Rob McAndrew’s personal participation in capital markets grants him particular insight into the complexities of the fintech sector. He has overseen complex transactions and worked as an equity sales trader. Such experience has provided him with the insight to find legal talent that can navigate the ever-changing landscape of fintech.
What Do We Expect from You?
With the ongoing growth in the fintech sector, business development and related legal issues feature prominently. Experience with contract law and deal structuring are important. Unfortunately, fintech innovations can sometimes lead to disagreements or even outright fraud or theft.
Attorneys with litigation and regulatory experience are often needed in fintech-related disputes. Other non-legal qualifications also offer benefits, particularly in technical fields. Experience in blockchain, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and related fields usually benefit applicants.
When examining candidates for fintech positions, one of the most essential qualities we look for is the ability to combine highly technical knowledge with a macro view of the wider legal field. Why? Because fintech has the potential to revolutionize many different professions. FinTech is constantly changing, and new ideas require legal protections. Many companies seek out attorneys with experience in patent law. Lawyers qualified to practice intellectual property and copyright law are similarly in demand.