Aiden O'Leary is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Financial Regulation and Enforcement Practice Group in North America. Aiden is a regulatory lawyer with a focus on federal and state securities laws impacting the broker-dealer and investment adviser industries. Prior to joining the Firm Aiden was an attorney with the NYS Department of Financial Services, where he focused his practice on the regulation, licensing, and supervision of a wide range of financial services companies, including those engaged in virtual currency businesses activity.
Aiden represents broker-dealers, investment advisers, and other financial services clients across a variety of regulatory and enforcement matters. Aiden assists clients on federal and state securities laws and compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Aiden also advises clients across a diverse range of financial services, including counseling clients on the development of new financial services and products, navigating federal and state licensing issues, and compliance with US and international anti-money laundering laws and the US Bank Secrecy Act, especially within the context of virtual currencies.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Bar Association
- The Irish American Bar Association of New York
- New York~United States (2020)
- Fordham University School of Law (JD) (2019)
- Wake Forest University (BA) (2005)
- Co-author, "United States: Finally, an actual regulator steps into the cryptocurrency area - NYS DFS issues stablecoin guidance," Baker McKenzie, June 2022
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