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Thomas Gross, Partner at Cogent Law Group, expert blockchain lawyer and IPO and Data Privacy specialist

Thomas Gross



Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technologies

Thomas is an attorney in Washington, DC, with over 30 years experience, practicing in blockchain realm for the last five years.  He was trained as a physicist and has worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, Livermore Labs, Los Alamos Labs and Silicon Valley in quantum physics.  He has worked as a lawyer in two large international law firms and the federal government at a major independent regulatory commission, General Counsel for a private company, and currently is a Partner in the Cogent Law Firm.

In the Healthcare Sector, he has been a frequent speaker in Boston, Hartford and Washington D.C., among other places on issues related to securities offerings/ICOs/STOs, merger and acquisitions, privacy/HIPAA issues, ownership of patient data, and the impact of GDPR on healthcare data.  He has worked with a number of companies, counseling on those and other issues such as corporate governance and structure, security of distributed ledgers, intellectual property rights regarding blockchain, and licensing and contract issues.  He has represented Standard & Poors and private developers in a number of deals, and his experience includes complex transactions involving multiple lenders for deals in the $500 million range.

He has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at The George Washington University for more than 15 years where he teaches graduate level courses that cover corporate governance, securities, blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  He holds advanced degrees from both Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University where he earned degrees in both physics and law.  He is a member of the DC Bar and admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.