Angela Walch is a Professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London.
Her research focuses on money and the law, blockchain technologies, governance of emerging technologies, and financial stability. She has presented her research at Harvard Law School, Stanford University, University College London, and with the Modern Money Network at Columbia Law School, among others. Her work on blockchain technologies has appeared in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, the Review of Banking & Financial Law, American Banker, and Forbes.com, and she has been quoted in the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, TIME, The Verge, The Financial Times (FT Alphaville), The Guardian, and The Times, along with other media outlets.
Angela was shortlisted for CoinDesk‘s “Most Influential in Blockchain 2017” and was nominated for “Blockchain Person of the Year” for 2016 by Crypto Coins News.
Prior to joining the faculty at St. Mary’s, Angela practiced corporate law at the firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston, where her practice included venture capital, life sciences, and emerging companies work. After Ropes & Gray, she served as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University. While at Harvard, she advised on general transactional matters and federal grants for international projects.
Angela also practiced transactional law in London, where she worked in-house for Sainsbury’s (a large British supermarket chain) and served as general counsel for Brand Events, a venture-backed consumer events company that produced premier events (Taste of London, Top Gear Live) around the world.
Angela is a graduate of Harvard College (1998) and Harvard Law School (2002).