Peter LucePeter is the founder of Ouroboros LLP, a virtual law and consulting firm serving global innovators seeking to harness decentralized technologies to provide more secure, more efficient, open, and interoperable products and services across a wide array of industry sectors. Peter has deep experience representing blockchain start-ups, as well as some of the world’s largest financial institutions and global financial technology companies.

Peter has advised blockchain start-ups and financial institutions exploring blockchain technology since 2013 on contract drafting and negotiation; state, federal, and international regulatory compliance; product strategy development. Prior to going all-in on his passion for all things on crypto, Peter was an associate at two prominent national law firms where he developed expertise in banking and money transmission regulatory issues, emerging payment systems and payment methods, cross-border payments infrastructure, and related financial technology software and services.

Before law school, Peter pursued a career with a number of start-ups in Silicon Valley – a natural language programming software provider (finally putting his degree in French to good use!), a cross-platform source code and application lifecycle management company, and a human capital management infrastructure provider, all catering to Fortune 500 companies. These experiences gave him a deep appreciation for the massive challenges enterprises face when seeking to integrate new platforms, adopting and migrating to open-source software stacks, and embracing technological change. However, these experiences enable him to better appreciate his clients’ needs from a strategic perspective. He believes strongly that start-up lawyers best serve their clients by thinking like product managers – treating every regulation as a market opportunity, and not as a blocker to innovation.