Houman Shadab

Fintech & Financial Services


New York, NY

Houman is a prominent and influential fintech, cryptocurrency, and blockchain attorney that works with leading startups, enterprises, and financial institutions. He helps companies grow and innovate by advising them on complex transactional, operational, and regulatory matters relating to emerging technologies. Houman has testified before the government several times including on Bitcoin derivatives and was recently recognized by the National Law Journal as a Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Fintech Trailblazer. Houman is an internationally known author and commentator whose insights have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, at events hosted by The Economist and International Monetary Fund, and in publications from Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. With experience as a venture-backed startup founder and software developer, Houman adds valuable practical insights in bringing new products to market.

Areas of Expertise

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & Digital Assets
Artificial Intelligence
Commercial & Strategic Transactions 
Private Securities Offerings
Data Privacy & Security 
Product Counseling & Operations
Regulatory & Compliance
Strategy & Risk Management
SaaS/Technology & Licensing 
Outside General Counsel 

Prior Associations

Latham & Watkins
Ropes & Gray
Clause, Inc.  
New York Law School (Professor)


University of Southern California School of Law

University of California at Berkeley

Bar Admission

New York