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Christopher Robins is an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley Sandler LLP, where his practice focuses on bank regulatory and compliance matters.

Mr. Robins advises financial institutions and technology companies on a variety of bank regulatory issues and matters related to cryptocurrencies, including state money transmitter licensing and bank partnerships.  

His experience includes:

  • Advised the first New York-licensed virtual currency exchange on bank regulatory, commercial law, and securities law matters related to the settlement of commodities transactions on a distributed ledger
     
  • Advised one of the largest U.S. investment management firms on the development of a cryptocurrency exchange and a buy-and-hold wallet product
     
  • Assisted numerous financial technology companies in preparing money transmitter license applications
     
  • Advised a U.S. bank on regulatory considerations in developing a general purpose reloadable card to facilitate cross-border remittances
     
  • Advised a financial technology company on the development of a digital platform for the storage and trading of physical gold
     
  • Advised banking organizations on the permissibility of activities under Regulation Y and the Volcker Rule, investments by and in banking organizations, control matters, and compliance obligations
     
  • Advised banking organizations in preparing 165(d) and IDI resolution plans
     
  • Advised banking organizations and private equity firms on a variety of anti-money laundering matters
     
  • Advised banking organizations on a variety of U.S. trade sanctions

Prior to joining Buckley Sandler, Mr. Robins was an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he advised clients on bank regulation and financial technology. Mr. Robins received his J.D. from Duke University, where he served as the Editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law, and his B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University.

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Education

  • J.D., Duke University
  • B.A., Northwestern University

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

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