Angela Walch

Angela Walch is an Associate Professor at St. Mary's University School of Law and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies of University College London.


Currently, Angela is an Associate Professor at St. Mary's University School of Law, dealing with money and the law, blockchain technologies, governance of emerging technologies and financial stability. She is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies of University College London. She has presented her research at Harvard Law School, University College London and with the Modern Money Network at Columbia Law School, among others. Her work on blockchain technologies has been featured in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy and in American Banker. Prior to joining the faculty at St. Mary's, Angela practiced Transactional law in London, where she worked in-house for Sainsbury's and served as General Counsel for Brand Events, a venture-backed consumer events company.

Previously, Angela Walch practiced Corporate law at the firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston, for which 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.

In 1998-1999, Angela served as a Corporate Paralegal at Skadden Arps.


Angela holds J.D from Harvard Law School (2002) and B.A. with honors from Harvard College (1998).


Angela was nominated for "Blockchain Person of the Year" for 2016 by CryptoCoinsNews for her work on the governance of blockchain technologies and her influential article in American Banker arguing that the coders and miners of public blockchains should be treated as fiduciaries.

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