The National Law Journal has honored McGuireWoods partner David Reidy in its 2018 Cryptocurrency/Blockchain/Fintech Trailblazers issue, recognizing his cutting-edge practice advising prominent players and emerging companies in the fintech industry.
Based in San Francisco, Reidy co-leads McGuireWoods’ fintech group. He represents clients in consumer and business litigation and state and federal regulatory matters, as well as corporate restructuring and financing issues. The National Law Journal recognized Reidy as a forerunner in identifying challenges confronting new companies as they deployed innovative financial services in a regulatory structure designed for traditional banking.
Reidy told The National Law Journal his success “was a case of having the right skill set in the right place at the right time and seizing on that moment.”
Reidy also explained how McGuireWoods’ clients benefit from the formidable litigation, transactional and regulatory capabilities of the firm’s cross-practice fintech group, which includes more than 50 lawyers.
“We effectively serve as outside product counsel to fintechs, and this gives us a seat at the table while key documents and processes are being created,” Reidy said. “Being a partner to the business creates value for the client and the firm.”
Among his other honors, Reidy was selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 United States. He frequently writes and speaks on issues pertaining to class actions and consumer financial services.
McGuireWoods has been recognized by respected, independent authorities for excellence in serving the needs of banking and finance clients. The firm consistently earns national Tier 1 rankings for banking and finance litigation and banking and finance law in U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” most recently in the 2018 edition.