A co-leader of the firm's Blockchain team, Teresa Goody Guillén has a broad securities, litigation/investigations and corporate practice that includes representing businesses and individuals in securities enforcement and other government investigations and conducting investigations for corporate board committees and companies. She is a former litigation counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its Office of the General Counsel, nationally regarded for the depth of her knowledge of the federal securities laws. Teresa also counsels on general corporate, securities and compliance issues, as well as capital raises under Regulations S, D, A+ and CF. Teresa’s experience includes emerging issues associated with blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), web 3.0, DeFi platforms and alternative trading systems (ATSs).
Teresa has extensive experience in representing private and public companies, financial institutions, investment managers, boards of directors, corporate officers and others in complex financial, disclosure and corporate governance matters. As a certified fraud examiner and holding an MBA, she brings her financial expertise and business acumen to her investigations and defense strategies, as well as to her corporate practice. Clients often call on her combined business and legal background, along with her astute judgment and solutions-oriented, pragmatic approach. As a recognized leader in securities enforcement, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and crisis management, Teresa has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Channel and Bloomberg. She is called upon to serve as an expert in court cases on corporate governance and fiduciary duties, and lectures at Georgetown McDonough School of Business on corporate governance, mitigating corporate risk and entrepreneurship. Teresa is a Cryptocurrency Tracing Certified Examiner (CTCE).