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MoFo Leader on Growing Fintech Scene, Talent Push

Law 360

23 Nov 2021

Crystal Kaldjob was featured in a Law360 interview, discussing the expanding financial technology industry, the need for top legal talent in the field, and Morrison & Foerster’s position as a leading fintech firm.

“MoFo has kind of been on the front end of fintech,” Crystal said. “We’ve already been working with many fintech clients, even companies that you don’t consider fintechs. We’ve already been there, and we wanted to think about going beyond what our core is in terms of financial services regulatory work.”

She added that making fintech a focus is “almost a natural progression” for someone in in a financial services practice. “I kind of naturally got into the fintech space because at the core of what we offer is thinking about regulations and thinking about how you’re going to offer something in a heavily regulated industry. If you want to offer a loan product, and you’re not a bank, what are ways you can do that?”

“[Our fintech group] still does work for the banks and some of the focus now from the banks is less on traditional products or services, but more doing a digital transformation with their banks and how they’re going to reach customers,” Crystal said.

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