Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
We believe in the future of blockchain, investing in early and later stage companies that offer promising opportunities in both public and private markets. We also invest in cryptocurrencies internationally. Our investments in these areas are pursued directly and through commingled funds.
James P Jalil, Esq, Senior Advisor in Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
James P Jalil joined the Cooper Family Office as a nationally recognized expert in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Digital Assets. He serves as a Director of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, the world's leading non-profit trade association promoting the comprehensive adoption of Blockchain technology and Crypto assets across global markets. Prior to becoming an advisor to the Cooper Family Office, Mr. Jalil enjoyed a lengthy and respected career as a corporate and securities lawyer in New York, most recently as a senior partner in the law firm of Thompson Hine, LLP, where he was a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and chaired the firm's Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Practice Group. In his legal career he represented a broad spectrum of public and private companies, as well as hedge funds, private equity firms, and broker-dealers, in connection with formation, capital acquisition, and ongoing compliance matters.
He also represented clients in the Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Digital Assets space in connection with a wide range of matters, including token offerings and SEC compliance issues. Mr. Jalil is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University Law School in New York City, where he co-teaches a course on Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Decentralized Finance (DiFi), as well as courses in Commercial Drafting and Securities Regulation. Mr. Jalil received a B.A. in Economics from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a JD from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.