Jillian Friedman

Attorney, Friedman Law
Counsel, The Bitcoin Embassy

JILLIAN FRIEDMAN is a PrincipalAttorney at Friedman Law and Chief LegalCounsel for Bitcoin Embassy. She advisesthe e-commerce industry, with a particular focus on digital currency andfinancial tech. A member of the Quebec bar, Jillian practices in both Englishand French. She provides advisory services to clients in various industries, atall stages of their business, advising on legal requirements of new projectsand technologies and providing strategic legal and anti-money launderingcompliance advice. Jillian is considered a leading expert on crypto-currencyand financial tech. Her views on cryptocurrency and technology law issues havebeen published in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, The National Magazine, and theHuffington Post. Jillian has been an invited speaker at numerous conferencesand seminars including those hosted by the Canadian IT Law Association, theCanadian Money Services Business Association, and the Bitcoin Foundation. Shehas also testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerceon consumer protection law and digital currency. Jillian’s work can be found ina variety of publications including the Supreme Court Law Review, Lexis Nexis’Corporate Securities and Financial Law Report, Huffington Post and on her blogat BitcoinLegal.ca. She also holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and is pursuing aMasters in IT law through the University of Montréal.