Nathaniel advises clients on a variety of regulatory, licensing, compliance, and transactional matters, including federal and state compliance requirements, sanctions programs, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the Securities Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA).
Nathaniel counsels banks, blockchain exchanges, cryptocurrency issuers, financial institutions, technology companies, money transmitters, online gaming platforms, payment processors, and private equity firms. His practice includes services related to anti-money laundering, data collection and processing, internal investigations and risks assessments, money transmitter licensing, blockchain token offerings, mergers and acquisitions, money transmitter licensing, venture capital financing activities, and general corporate matters.
Following law school, Nathaniel co-founded a legaltech company in Japan, and developed the initial machine learning models and a front end used for an initial product offering. Nathaniel has since leveraged his development experience to communicate with and advise blockchain and machine learning ventures. In addition, Nathaniel has also lectured at Peking University in China, teaching constitutional law and an introductory class on U.S. legal principles, giving Nathaniel a unique perspective into the Chinese market.
Prior to joining Orrick’s New York office, he was an associate at the firm's Tokyo office. In addition, prior to law school, Nathaniel served for four years in the Canadian Army as an enlisted soldier tasked to conduct armored reconnaissance.