Carol Van Cleef

Bradley’s Blockchain and Digital Assets practice

Carol Van Cleef, Chair of Bradley’s Blockchain and Digital Assets practice, is an internationally recognized authority on legal issues involving virtual currencies and blockchain technology. She helps firm clients navigate the complex, dynamic and rapidly evolving issues in these areas, coordinating a cross-disciplinary team of lawyers to solve client problems and propel their business models forward. .Carol has built a global reputation as a leading attorney, counselor and adviser in this area with a particular focus on regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matter, helping clients address state money transmitter licensing in all 50 states, compliance with the federal Bank Secrecy Act, sanctions and other laws and regulations impacting the issuance, transfer and exchange of virtual currencies, stablecoins, various types of tokens including nonfungible tokens, and other virtual assets.

She has extensive experience working with online virtual worlds and  video gaming companies as well as a wide range of financial services companies, virtual asset service providers and companies deploying blockchain-based technology solutions.

Carol is also the founder and CEO of the Luminous Group, a blockchain focused consulting group, providing her flexibility to work with clients on business and strategic issues that arise in implementing blockchain based solutions.

A frequent speaker and writer on these subjects, she is  a certified anti-money laundering (AML) specialist, with extensive experience helping clients develop, implement and maintain AML compliance programs, She also is well-known for creating and delivering engaging AML compliance training, including an AML Compliance Bootcamp for virtual currency and blockchain businesses, attended by federal and state regulators, industry executives and compliance professionals. .She also participated in the Uniform Law
Commission's efforts to draft a model legal code for virtual currencies.