Business Law Program

The Business Law Program at the American University Washington College of Law includes an extensive curriculum, a number of student organizations, countless events throughout the year, and a full scholarly program. With over 150 different course offerings in business law and related fields, covering topics from antitrust to Regulation Z and everything in between, the curriculum aims to offer every course relevant to practicing business law, domestically and internationally, in the twenty-first century. Experiential learning in clinics and externships, both on the transactional and the litigation sides of practice, gives students what they need to develop and mature as budding lawyers.

Outside the classroom, students can compete in transactional and negotiation meets, network with employers and alumni, and participate in the business-related arbitration and securities moots. The BLP is large and vibrant and is always looking for and developing new opportunities. The Advisory Council on Business Law ensures that the BLP remains forward-looking, innovative, and remains connected to major networks in private practice, the corporate world, and government.

To learn more about what the Business Law Program has to offer, watch our virtual Business Law Orientation here.

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Andrew Siegel – General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Galaxy Digital

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David Brill – Head Commercial Counsel at Voyager Digital

David Brill – Head Commercial Counsel at Voyager Digital

David Brill serves as the Head Commercial Counsel of Voyager Digital in New York City. Mr. Brill centers his practice in the digital asset space, handling a variety of regulatory, securities, technology and compliance matters. A pioneer in the digital asset space, Mr. Brill helped one of the first regulated digital asset exchanges list Ethereum on its platform and worked on the first exchange traded fund (ETF) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Lee Schneider – General Counsel for Ava Labs

Lee Schneider – General Counsel for Ava Labs

Lee Schneider serves as General Counsel for Ava Labs, a leading blockchain software company. Mr. Schneider is responsible for all aspects of the legal function as well as the company’s government affairs initiatives. As an early lawyer in the financial services and technology space (FinTech) and a leading voice in blockchain law and policy, Mr. Schneider has been involved in many significant projects in FinTech and blockchain, including some of the largest and most popular token sales.

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