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

Thomas Gross



Thomas P. Gross, B.S., M.S., J.D.

Thomas is an attorney in Washington, DC, with over 30 years experience that emphasizes complex transactions and regulation, both domestic and international.  His transactional experience includes project-financing deals ranging from $250-$500 million, working with financial institutions to obtain loan approvals, and ratings from S&P and other institutions.  He has extensive international experience working with foreign governments on legal and regulatory reform to promote investment capital, e.g., analyzing and drafting new energy laws for Indonesia, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic.  He has extensive experience with blockchain and cryptocurrencies including review of ICO/STO documentation and regulatory approvals.  He was trained as a physicist and holds a graduate M.S. degree from Stanford University where he worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, Livermore Labs, Los Alamos Labs and Silicon Valley in quantum physics.

He has worked with a number of companies, including General Counsel of an international company, counseling on corporate governance and structure, security of distributed ledgers, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), 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 energy construction projects in the $500 million range.  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, and ownership of patient data.

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, international transactions including contract formation, applicable laws and treaties, letters of credit, and blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  He holds advanced degrees from both Stanford University and Case Western Reserve University.  He is a member of the D.C. Bar and admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also holds a commercial pilot license, instrument rated.