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, data and intellectual property, both domestically and internationally. Her extensive in-house experience provides insight into the day-to-day operational issues facing small companies, how to manage employees, plan for contingencies and the risks associated with them.
Anne’s clients include a wide range of technology-focused firms, developers, financial institutions and clean tech companies that operate a variety of technologies and delivery platforms, including local software installations, ASPs, and cloud-based technologies. She also works with a variety of SMEs in service and manufacturing sectors, focusing on their daily operational risks. She works with clients at all stages of development. Her work is enhanced by many years’ professional experience as a computer programmer.
Anne’s international experience includes managing multi-jurisdiction litigation, cross-border transactions, and advising clients on the legal aspects of their daily operational risk, including as entering the US market.
With experience in government 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. Her legal career began at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC and continued as a regulatory attorney in-house and in private practice. Combining her programming experience with her work as a regulatory attorney, Anne began working with regulated providers of data and technology. Anne went on to serve as general counsel to an early-stage Internet company and a European provider of securities exchange technology and services. She 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 has established best practice policies and procedures for clients. Among them:
- Setting up records retention policies and storage systems.
- Developing comprehensive template agreements.
- Working with management to address risk management concerns.
- Negotiating and drafting technology, data and other commercial agreements.
- 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, Chair of Small Law Firm Committee
- Member, European American Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Netherlands America Foundation
- Member Luxembourg America Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Advisory Board of the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, Stony Brook University
Representative Speaking and Coaching/Advisory Engagements
- Stanford Ignite in New York (Entrepreneurship Certificate): Lecturer and Mentor
- US Consulate, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Innovestor Ignite Grow to US Program (formerly the Kasvu Open), Advisor and presenter, Helsinki, Finland and New York, NY
- Mentor, Nordic Innovation House
- Presenter on Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law, CUNY Law School
- Regular presentations before Bar Association groups
- Frequent presentations on understanding relevant US law for US and foreign entrepreneurs