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Cathy J. Yoon

Special Counsel
cathy.yoon@kattenlaw.com
New York Office
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Overview

Catherine Yoon is special counsel in the New York Financial Services practice group, with a focus on helping clients better understand and leverage blockchain and other forms of distributed ledger technology. In this area, she helps clients drive implementation and rollout of new initiatives and partnerships; spearheads opportunities to build new partnerships, including those to bring in customers and revenue; collaborates with management on product development; and establishes relationships with other blockchain founding teams and companies to expand partnership opportunities.

In addition to Cathy's experience in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, Cathy previously advised and represented various stakeholders on a variety of legal matters both domestically and internationally, including acquisitions, divestitures, strategic initiatives, FinTech and other minority investments, and other general corporate matters. She guides founding teams, emerging companies and corporate clients to structure deals, manage projects, navigate complex legal issues, and assist with fundraising and marketing strategies. Cathy is a frequent speaker on legal and other matters relating to blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Prior to joining Katten, Cathy was general counsel for a blockchain advisory firm and its affiliated investment banking firm focused primarily on private placements and M&A advisory in the digital asset space.

Shown below is a selection of Cathy’s engagements.

Presentations
January 9, 2019
Presenter | Dos and Don'ts for Startups Working With Lawyers
January 8, 2019
Presenter | Investing in the Blockchain Era
December 13, 2018
Presenter | The Need for Founding Principles in Blockchain Companies
November 17, 2018
Presenter | GlamourGals Leadership Summit
November 11, 2018
Presenter | Blockpulse 360 Summit
November 1, 2018
Presenter | FinTech and Blockchain Discussion | New York City Bar Association | Banking Law Committee Meeting
October 26, 2018
Presenter | What is Real? Authenticity, Transparency and Trust in the Digital Age of Fashion
October 15, 2018
Presenter | Shearman & Sterling Women's Leading Series: Leaders in Blockchain
August 13, 2018
Presenter | Fintech 2018 | Practicing Law Institute
May 11, 2018
Presenter | CDX Blockchain Brand Innovation Summit
Cathy J. Yoon

Education

  • JD, New York Law School, cum laude
  • BA, Swarthmore College

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Memberships

  • Digital Asset Legal Group
  • GlamourGals Foundation, Advisory Board
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