• ADELLA TOULON

    Legal Consultant, Cogent Law Group

    Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies

    Adella Toulon-Foerster is a legal consultant, as well as an entrepreneur and financial professional. Adella co-founded an innovative company in 2001, which built online gold-backed payment systems, providing her with expertise on technology that forms the basis of the money ecosystem. She has years of experience in financial regulations, compliance programs, money transmitter laws, and FinCen requirements and guidance.

     

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL AND LEGAL OVERVIEW

    Adella currently works in the financial technical practice at Cogent Law Group with companies from the start-up stage to exit and acquisition. A legal professional focused on financial services and digital currencies, Adella has expertise in the Banking Secrecy Act ("BSA"), Anti-Money Laundering ("AML"), and Know Your Customer ("KYC") rules. She also specializes in Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") requirements and guidance, written and ongoing AML compliance programs, state-by-state money transmitter laws and lincensure requirments, as well as Blockchain-like platforms and Bitcoin.

     

    In 2001, Adella co-founded an innovative company, LongLever Consulting gold-backed payment systems. She is both a legal and financial professional interested in Bitcoin, crytpocurrencies, the blockchain, and the budding legislation and regulation surrounding these new technologies. As a result of Adella's passions, cutting-edge financial services has been the focus of her career since her work with digital coin currencies in the early 2000's.

  • EDUCATION

    Nottingham Law School

     

    JD, Company Law, Laws of the European Union, Contracts, 2009 - 2013

    The George Washington University Law School

     

    LLM Business and Finance Law, 2013 - 2014

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    Dominica State College

     

    BA Sociology and English Literature Studies, 1999-2000

  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Legal Consultant/Associate

    Spearheads the FinTech practice at the Cogent Law Group with companies from the start-up stage to exit and acquisition.

    Vice President of Special Projects

    Responsible for scoping out and implementing CoinOutlet's special projects and strategic initiatives, including the development and implementation of the strategic plan and long-range domestic and international strategic initiatives, as determined by the CEO. Spearheaded company's mergers and acquisitions and forged strategic partnership with fortune 500 company. Developed and managed Anti-Money Laundering ("AML") and Know Your Customer ("KYC") policies and protocols.

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