Rachael Hashmall

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 303 801 2763
United States
T:+1 303 801 2763
Rachael Hashmall

Rachael Hashmall

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Rachael is a senior associate practicing in the Denver and New York offices.  She focuses her practice advising clients on the development and launch of innovative financial products and services in the FinTech sector and helps clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape.  This includes tokenization, private and public token offerings, cryptocurrency, smart contracts, payments, blockchain and other disruptive technologies for both start-ups and global financial institutions.  

Rachael also has experience advising financial institutions and US and non-US broker-dealers on custody and trading solutions for digital assets and related regulatory issues in the FinTech space.  Rachael is a thought leader in the industry, regularly sharing insights and analysis on key topics shaping the FinTech landscape.

In addition to her broad advisory practice, Rachael has extensive experience working with high net worth investors, family offices, funds and financial institutions in connection with fund formations and their ongoing operations, investment due diligence, private equity and debt transactions, and cross-border structuring.  Rachael specializes in helping clients understand the legal and regulatory framework including advising on the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, and the Corporate Transparency Act.

Professional experience

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JD, NYU School of Law, 2016
BA, summa cum laude, Economics and Psychology, University of Miami, 2013

In law school, Rachael was a Senior Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law.

  • Colorado State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar

Fintech Experience:

  • Global financial institution on its development of a digital solution to replace letters of credit using a tokenized payment system
  • Global financial institution on its partnership with a global investment bank to develop a digital custody platform for the primary issuance of digitally-native securities
  • Global financial institution on its development of a white label supply chain finance platform using distributed ledger technology 
  • Fintech company on the development of a DLT-based platform to facilitate repo trading
  • Decentralized autonomous organization connecting disparate university ecosystems to enhance collaboration and data exchange and foster a new generation of blockchain and Web3 innovators
  • Early-stage crypto fund on regulatory and structuring advice, including a focus on DAO governance and liability ringfencing
  • Bitcoin miner and energy company on cryptocurrency custody and trading matters, including negotiating prime broker, ISDA, credit support and repo agreements with several major cryptocurrency dealers and exchanges
  • Token issuer in relation to the no-action letter process with the SEC regarding complex digital asset issues
  • Real estate developer and coding team on the setup and design of an NFT platform for fractionalizing and trading interests in vacant land and other real estate
  • Fintech company with respect to whether its provision of payment processing services in the US will subject the company to licensing and registration requirements that are imposed on money transmitters
  • Financial institution in relation to the purchase of land in a metaverse
  • Fintech client on its potential membership of the Diem Association (the association founded by Facebook to launch the Libra digital currency)
  • Fintech company in its strategic acquisition of an artificial intelligence business
  • Blockchain foundation in its $150 million initial coin offering including private SAFT and public auction fundraising rounds
  • Fintech and cryptocurrency company in $20 million "founder" round capital raise from strategic and financial investors
  • Fintech company in its strategic acquisition of a payments processing business
  • Artificial intelligence technology company in its offering and sale of blockchain tokens for use in disintermediating certain advertising activities

Asset Management Experience:

  • Various funds and family offices in private equity co-investments with numerous fund managers and fundless sponsors
  • Fund of funds in a series of private equity secondary sales
  • Family office advisor with over $2.5 billion AUM in hedge fund, private equity fund and direct deal investments
  • Private equity fund in negotiating an anchor investment in the PIPE round of a biotech SPAC
  • Family office in connection with its major public shareholding in a SPAC and related matters
  • Private equity fund in bank recapitalization investments including up to 9.9% voting stock ownership and related Federal Reserve passivity commitment filings
  • Long/short equity manager with over $3 billion AUM in structuring and launch of hedge funds, long only funds and managed accounts, and ongoing regulatory and corporate advice
  • Structuring and negotiation of over $1 billion private equity program for Middle East wealth manager
  • Various fund managers in side letter negotiations and investor due diligence questionnaires and responses
  • Speaker, "Regulation of stablecoins, US Bitcoin ETFs, EU crypto assets legislation," Fintech Pulse Podcast, Episode 12, February 2024

  • Speaker, "The Latest Development in the Crypto: Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds," Securitization Insight Podcast, Episode 54, January 29, 2024

  • Speaker, "The Corporate Transparency Act: Concerns for Securitizations," Securitization Insight Podcast, Episode 50, October 24, 2023

  • Panelist, "The Metaverse," Association for Women in Crypto, April 2023

  • Speaker, "Corporate Transparency Act overview and update," Private Wealth Symposium, November 30, 2022

  • Speaker, "Series LLCs: Structuring and Financing," Strafford Webinars, January 6, 2022 

  • Speaker, "FATF’s new rules and guidance on virtual assets and VASPS in the UK, EU and the US, Stablecoin Report recently issued by the US President’s Working Group, benefits to the FinTech sector of Singapore's new copyright act," Fintech Pulse Podcast, Episode 7, December 2021

  • Speaker, "DeFi Academy: An introduction to DeFi," September 21, 2021

  • Speaker, "NFTs, the Mexican FinTech market, Binance, the UK’s BNPL landscape, German standard amendment clause update," Fintech Pulse Podcast, Episode 4, July 2021

  • Member, The Digital Chamber
  • Member, Association for Women in Cryptocurrency