Jeremie Beaudry, a Chief Compliance Officer and cryptocurrency expert, have been nominated for Atlanta’s Business Chronicle Corporate Counsel Awards.
Bryan Stewart, an associate with Morris, Manning & Martin LLP revealed that nominating Beaudry for the award was an easy call because Beaudry is an expert in what he does.
In his words:
“Jeremie has made quite an impression in a short period of time,”
Also praising the works of the BitPay Chief Compliance Officer and emphasizing the reason for picking him as this year’s Specialist Counsel Honoree, he went on to say that:
“Handling compliance issues in the cryptocurrency space is very challenging. If those duties are not enough, Jeremie also now handles BitPay’s trademark enforcement efforts, which are also challenging in the cryptocurrency space, as there are many unscrupulous players that are willing to knock-off or disregarding intellectual property rights,” Stewart explained. “I nominated Jeremie because he handles all of these duties with seeming ease, which is truly impressive.”
Since Beaudry joined the Blockchain payment processing company, it has raised an astonishing $72 million in venture capital from several firms including TTV Capital, Index Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Sir Richard Branson.
Before joining BitPay, Beaudry was the VP enterprise compliance at SunTrust and also the corporate counsel at Oncourse Learning Corp.
In Beaudry’s word:
“Once I got into the financial world, I wanted to get into the FinTech space,” Beaudry said, adding that BitPay was looking to hire someone with a legal understanding of payments who had a compliance background. “I decided to transition to BitPay.”
In recent news, the state of Ohio has become the first in the U.S to approve tax payments with Bitcoin. BitPay is working with Ohio to achieve the proposed BTC tax payment system.
Stewart also added this in the nomination letter of Beaudry.
“It is likely thanks to Jeremie’s work that banks and now the state of Ohio are comfortable using cryptocurrencies through BitPay,”
Beaudry, a cryptocurrency and FinTech enthusiast speaking at a recently held King & Spalding’s FinTech Summit revealed one of his proudest accomplishments career-wise:
“I was able to speak on a panel in front of attorneys that are considered some of the best in Atlanta,” he added, “talking about blockchain and FinTech regulations.”
With regards to the Specialist Counsel Award he was appointed for, he said:
“Shows not only a lot of confidence in my company but in the way we’ve been able to guide ourselves.”
Larry Kunin, a partner at Manning & Martin also forwarded an email with regards to the nomination. He mentioned that he and Beaudry had worked together on a couple of smaller and short-term litigation matters when Kunin took over the management of active litigation.
“Litigation is an ever-evolving practice, and new fields are not easily understood,” Kunin said in an email. “Jeremie works in the field of cryptocurrency, which can be challenging for the average litigator or court to understand.”
He also described Beaudry’s leadership style as understanding and direct.
“The thought process that goes into a corporate deal may not be the same as in litigation,” Kunin added. “Jeremie understands that [and] appreciates that difference and gives direct and precise assistance as a result.”
In a closing remark, Beaudry revealed how happy he was to receive the award:
“I’m happy to be in the same room and on the same list as some of those other attorneys, so it’s a great honor.”