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Debbie Hoffman

Debbie Hoffman

Debbie is the co-founder and CEO of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors. She works with clients through their strategy, legal, marketing and client/investor relations related to their blockchain endeavors. As an experienced attorney, Debbie has deep knowledge in legal, financial services (including mortgage lending) and blockchain/crypto-currency technologies. She also serves as the in-house counsel to the firm Venture-Science. Prior to founding Symmetry, Debbie was the chief legal officer of Digital Risk, LLC, where she was responsible for the regulatory compliance and legal functions of the company. She spent a decade of her career as a real estate finance attorney at the law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood in New York. Debbie has also been a professor at the Florida A&M University College of Law and the University of Central Florida. In 2017, Debbie was named as a top general counsel by the First Chair Awards, received an Honorable Mention as a leading lady in the MReport’s Women in Housing issue and was named as a 2017 “Hot 100” in Mortgage Professional America. She was selected as a 2016 and 2014 Woman of Influence by Housingwire Magazine and was awarded a 2015 Stevie® Award, Woman of the Year and a 2014 Stevie® Award, Female Executive. She is a frequent author in industry periodicals, a speaker at conferences and events, as well as a guest lecturer at universities of higher education. Debbie has been the 2017-18 chairperson of the Association of Corporate Counsel Financial Services Committee and was involved in the ACC’s first blockchain initiative.



Guest Appearances
April 20, 2018

How to Vet Outside Counsel and Other Lessons from Corporate Lawyers

Debbie Hoffman and Jeremy Potter discuss their style on how they run an effective corporate legal department.