Christopher Robins is an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, where his practice focuses on bank regulatory and compliance matters.
Mr. Robins advises financial institutions and technology companies on a variety of bank regulatory issues and matters related to cryptocurrencies, including state money transmitter licensing and bank partnerships.
His experience includes:
- Advised the first New York-licensed virtual currency exchange on bank regulatory, commercial law, and securities law matters related to the settlement of commodities transactions on a distributed ledger
- Advised one of the largest U.S. investment management firms on the development of a cryptocurrency exchange and a buy-and-hold wallet product
- Assisted numerous financial technology companies in preparing money transmitter license applications
- Advised a U.S. bank on regulatory considerations in developing a general purpose reloadable card to facilitate cross-border remittances
- Advised a financial technology company on the development of a digital platform for the storage and trading of physical gold
- Advised banking organizations on the permissibility of activities under Regulation Y and the Volcker Rule, investments by and in banking organizations, control matters, and compliance obligations
- Advised banking organizations in preparing 165(d) and IDI resolution plans
- Advised banking organizations and private equity firms on a variety of anti-money laundering matters
- Advised banking organizations on a variety of U.S. trade sanctions
Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Robins was an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he advised clients on bank regulation and financial technology. Mr. Robins received his J.D. from Duke University, where he served as the Editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law, and his B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Recent changes in agendas and leadership at the federal level are prompting companies offering financial products and services to question what consumer protection enforcement will look like on the road ahead. There has been significant discussion about the increasing role of state regulators,...C-Suite Review
Financial technology companies’ entry into the payment, money transmission, consumer and commercial finance, and virtual-currency markets has spotlighted byzantine state money-transmission laws. State regulators are generally responsible for licensing and supervising the activities of money...C-Suite Review
"How FTC is stepping up its consumer protection efforts" by Jonice Gray Tucker, Amanda Lawrence, and Christopher Robins (Law360)
Recent changes in agendas and leadership at the federal level are prompting companies offering financial products and services to question what consumer protection enforcement will look like on the road ahead. There has been significant discussion about the increasing role of state regulators,...Articles
"Will it be safe for fintechs to play in Arizona’s new regulatory sandbox?" by Jonice Gray Tucker and Christopher Robins (Payments & FinTech Lawyer)
On 22 March 2018, Arizona’s Governor signed H.B. 2434, establishing the first state-level regulatory ‘sandbox’ for FinTech companies in the US. The Arizona regulatory sandbox is designed to reduce regulatory burdens by creating an environment in which participants can develop and test innovative...Articles
- J.D., Duke University
- B.A., Northwestern University
- District of Columbia
- New York