W. Hardy Callcott, a partner in Sidley's San Francisco office, has been named to The National Law Journal’s 2022 “Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Fintech Trailblazers” list. The periodic supplement celebrates the professionals who have moved the needle in the legal industry in this area of emerging law.
Hardy is an integral member of a team at Sidley handling cutting-edge legal issues impacting cryptocurrency and fintech clients. A former assistant general counsel at the SEC and general counsel of Charles Schwab, Hardy’s practice at Sidley focuses on enforcement defense and regulatory counseling related to securities issues for broker-dealers and investment advisers. He represents some of the most innovative financial services companies operating today, including robo-advisers and multiple financial services entrants utilizing the blockchain, as well as traditional financial services entities seeking to incorporate digital assets in their product offerings. Hardy advises these clients on groundbreaking projects and compliance and enforcement issues where there is regulatory uncertainty.