Attorney Anessa Santos has 15 plus years’ experience in the technology field of UC&C, specializing in providing legal and business consulting services in the areas of business law; corporate structuring, governance and compliance; contracts; data security and privacy; immigration; intellectual property and securities. Having served in various corporate positions for her clients including general counsel, corporate secretary, CTO and COO, Anessa has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, engineers and investors, papering their every step with native drafting from idea to exit while ensuring compliance with complex regulatory frameworks. Anessa presently serves on the Computer Law & Technology Committee of the Florida Bar Ass’n. She has developed and taught courses in contract drafting as an adjunct professor at Florida A&M College of Law, and has served on the Board of Mentors of technology startup incubators Starter Studio and GVS-TA. Fluent in Spanish, Anessa has been a frequent guest on Spanish television programs including D’Latinos and En Casa Con Martin Ycaza televised on Univision and Telemundo, and was a regularly published author in corresponding publications on a range of topics pertinent to the immigrant community. She has been featured on various radio shows throughout Florida, as well as made public appearances in the D.R. and Brazil to speak on cross-border business development. A former OxFam ambassador, she has lobbied Congress on behalf of the rights of women and children. She now provides pro bono services as general counsel to the 20,000+ member organization of the British-American Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Orlando. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003, Anessa achieved a B.A. in International Diplomacy from Wright State University in 1997 and a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2002.
Anessa Santos and Scott AllendeVaux discuss blockchains and smart contracts as well as address problems within the legal profession.
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