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Charles Weinstein

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.

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Charles Weinstein

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.

Charles is in the Payments & FinTech practice. He advises a wide range of clients, including traditional financial institutions, non-bank financial services companies, and technology companies of all sizes, on a broad range of regulatory and commercial matters in the payments, fintech, and digital asset and web3 sectors.

Charles’ expertise covers the litany of federal and state laws that regulate payments and fintech in the U.S., including state money transmitter and virtual currency laws, the Bank Secrecy Act/FinCEN regulations, EFTA/Regulation E, TILA/Regulation Z, and payment network and clearing house rules. Clients turn to Charles for advice and assistance with product and service development, ongoing day-to-day compliance obligations, developing policies, procedures, and terms and conditions, licensing and other authorization processes, and representation before various regulatory agencies, including in connection with enforcement actions, examinations, and seeking regulatory guidance and approvals.

Charles’ practice also includes advising clients with transactional matters, including the structuring, drafting, and negotiation of various commercial relationships and transactions related to the offering of payments and consumer finance products and services. He also represents clients in connection with the investment in, and acquisition and sale of, financial institutions and non-bank financial services companies.

Before joining Allen & Overy, Charles served as Senior Legal Counsel at Twitter, covering global legal and regulatory matters related to payments and digital assets. Charles also previously practiced in the payments and fintech groups at a leading global law firm.

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Office

Washington, D.C.

1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
20005

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted in the District of Columbia and New York

Academic

JD, summa cum laude, New York Law School

BA in Economics, Boston University