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About Angela Walch

Angela Walch is an Associate Professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London.  Her research focuses on money and the law, blockchain technologies, governance of emerging technologies, and financial stability.  She has presented her research at Harvard Law School, Stanford University, University College London, and with the Modern Money Network at Columbia Law School, among others.  Her work on blockchain technologies has appeared in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, the Review of Banking & Financial Law and American Banker, and she has been featured in Bloomberg, the Financial Times (FT Alphaville), The Guardian, The Times, and Forbes.

Angela was nominated for “Blockchain Person of the Year” for 2016 by Crypto Coins News for her work on the governance of blockchain technologies and her “influential article” in American Banker arguing that the coders and miners of public blockchains should be treated as fiduciaries.

Prior to joining the faculty at St. Mary’s, Angela practiced corporate law at the firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston, where her practice included venture capital, life sciences, and emerging companies work. After Ropes & Gray, she served as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University. While at Harvard, she advised on general transactional matters and federal grants for international projects.

Angela also practiced transactional law in London, where she worked in-house for Sainsbury’s (a large British supermarket chain) and served as general counsel for Brand Events, a venture-backed consumer events company that produced premier events (Taste of London, Top Gear Live) around the world.

Angela is a graduate of Harvard College (1998) and Harvard Law School (2002).


Present Assistant Professor, St. Mary's University School of Law

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