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EDUCATION

Wright State University, B.A.

University of Dayton School of Law, J.D.

University of Oxford Saïd Business School, MBA

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida

Anessa Allen Santos

Of Counsel

Overview

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 serves the legal community in leadership positions within the Florida Bar and with the Florida Blockchain Business Association – Florida’s dedicated blockchain lobbyist organization. She often lectures at select events, including at the National Press Club and on Capitol Hill, and for the Florida Bar. 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.