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Anessa Allen Santos, Esq.

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Anessa is dedicated to helping innovative technology companies maximize their growth while navigating evolving regulations applicable to their business models. She has been appointed as a Special Magistrate and qualified as an expert witness for matters involving digital assets and financial regulations, and she provides defense for financial crimes involving cryptocurrencies. Anessa is the current Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Committee on Technology Law. She is a frequent lecturer on matters involving blockchain and has received several awards for her work in this area, including as the Top 100 People in Finance, Solo Female Entrepreneur of the Year from the Stevie Awards, and the Best ESG/SDG Token from Coinstreet Partners. 

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Biography

Anessa Santos

Anessa Allen Santos is a seasoned attorney who has served in senior management positions leading

several technology companies from idea through acquisition by publicly traded companies. She is

passionate about the promise of blockchain and related technologies to resolve financial exclusion, and

to impose greater transparency on public markets and government agencies. Her practice is dedicated

to helping innovative corporate clients maximize their growth potential while effectively navigating

evolving regulations applicable to their business models. She has been appointed as a Special Magistrate

and qualified as an expert witness for matters involving digital assets and financial regulations, and she

provides defense for financial crimes involving cryptocurrencies.

 

Anessa is the current Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Committee on Technology Law. She often lectures for

the Bar and at other select events, including at the National Press Club and on Capitol Hill. She has

received several recognitions for her work in blockchain, such as the Top 100 People in Finance, Solo

Female Entrepreneur of the Year from the Stevie Awards, and the Best ESG/SDG Token from Coinstreet

Partners, among others. She is a proud alumna of Oxford's Saïd Business School where she studied

Blockchain Strategies and Financial Technology. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of

Dayton and a Bachelor’s in International Diplomacy from Wright State University.

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