Anne Wolfson is a seasoned transactional attorney with experience in financial regulation and technology, providing legal counsel on commercial and regulatory issues related to the development, use and ownership of technology, hardware, software and data, both domestically and internationally. Anne’s extensive in-house experience has given her insight into the full range of day-to-day operational issues facing small companies, and including how to manage employees, plan for contingencies and manage risks associated with them.
Anne’s clients include a wide range of technology-focused firms, developers, Internet companies and financial institutions that operate a variety of delivery platforms, including local software installations, Application Service Providers, and cloud-based technologies. She provides general business advice to a variety of SMEs in service and manufacturing sectors, focusing on their daily operational risks. Her experience includes working with small technology-focused firms from start-up through different stages of development. Her work is enhanced by many years’ professional experience as a computer programmer.
Her international experience includes managing multi-jurisdictional litigation, cross-border transactions, and advising clients on the legal aspects of their daily operational risk, particularly those entering the US market.
With experience in government, law firms and the private sector, Anne has a unique perspective on how organizations function, and how to identify and respond to legal obstacles to their development. Anne began her career at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC and has served as a regulatory attorney in-house and in private practice. Combining her programming experience with her work as a regulatory attorney, Anne became involved in the delivery of technology and data when she began working with regulated providers. Anne went on to serve as general counsel to an early-stage Internet company and a European provider of securities exchange technology and services. Anne also has served as a senior member of the legal department at a financial services self-regulatory organization that plays a major role in the US payments system.
Anne regularly counsels startups and early-stage entities and has established best practice policies and procedures for such clients. Among them:
- Setting up records retention policies and storage
- Developing comprehensive template agreements to routinize
- Working with management to address risk management
- Negotiating and drafting technology, data and other commercial
- JD, Georgetown University Law Center
- Master of Arts in Economics, Stanford University
- Bachelor of Arts With Distinction in Economics, Mathematical Emphasis, University of Wisconsin
Licenses and Memberships
- Admitted to practice in New York
- New York City Bar Association, Secretary of Small Law Firm Committee
- Member, European American Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Netherlands America Foundation
Representative Speaking and Coaching/Advisory Engagements
- Stanford Ignite in New York (Entrepreneurship Certificate): Lecturer, Spring 2015; Mentor, Spring 2016
- US Consulate, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 2017
- Kasvu Open (entrepreneurship competition), Advisor and presenter, Helsinki, Finland, September 2017, and New York, January 2018
- Mentor, Nordic Innovation House (soft landing for Nordic companies entering the US)
- Presenter on Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law, CUNY Law School, April 2018
- Regular presentations before Bar Association groups