Randall JohnsonCo-Founder / Legal Advisor
areas of expertise
- BitCoin and ICO Research & Development
- ICO Law and Governance
- Securities Attorney
- Block-Chain Advisor
- BA, Emory University
- JD, Emory Law School
Mr. Johnson is a highly experienced, AV Rated* securities, capital markets and finance lawyer with a special focus on U.S. and international regulations applicable to the Blockchain industry. He has more than 30 years of legal experience providing counsel to clients relating to capital markets, securities offerings, technology, trade finance, and other matters. Mr. Johnson is an acknowledged leader in laws applicable to the organization of Blockchain companies, smart-contract “token” design, and offerings of “smart contract” tokens. Previously, Mr. Johnson was senior counsel at Locke Lord, LLP, a national law firm, and a partner at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, a leading technology law firm.
Mr. Johnson is credited with drafting and getting passed the world’s first ICO legislation.
His recent experience includes:
Advising two governments on the creation of new laws to govern Blockchain projects and cryptocurrencies
Advising a leading Blockchain incubator on structuring their portfolio Blockchain projects
Advising several new Blockchain projects regarding company structure, token design, and international regulatory compliance
Advising on development and launch of one of the first publicly-registered Bitcoin investment funds
Advising on development and launch of two cryptocurrency hedge funds
Structuring and implementing trade finance programs for several international trade finance companies
Representing companies and investors in registered securities offerings, private placements and venture capital investments across many industries
Mr. Johnson obtained his B.A. in political science from Emory University and his J.D. from Emory Law School. He is admitted to the bar in the State of Georgia.