About FinTech Law
Welcome to FinTech Law, a technology-driven law firm focused on innovators and startups in fintech, regtech, and financial services.
We have a deep understanding of the legal, regulatory, corporate, and transactional challenges impacting our clients. Our team of experts is well-versed in the latest and most pressing issues in our rapidly evolving industry.
Get To Know Our Team
Here at FinTech Law, our people make all the difference.
Managing director Bo Howell has over 10 years of experience as a corporate and securities lawyer and chief compliance officer. He has served in roles with SEC-registered investment advisers, registered and unregistered investment companies, and broker-dealers. Bo worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Investment Management, as lead in-house counsel at a Fortune 500 asset manager, and as a director at a leading fund administrator. Bo has also successfully launched technology startups. Bo graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law, magna cum laude, and has a Masters in Finance from the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University); he is also a graduate of Washington State University, magna cum laude, with a degree in Political Science. Bo holds certifications in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, Designing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Products, and other areas. Bo is licensed in the District of Columbia, Ohio, and Nevada.
Director of Legal Administration
Danielle has 20 years of financial industry experience, providing regulatory and compliance support to large and small investment companies and registered investment advisers. She has worked for small law firms, large fund administrators, and with an insurance products trust of over 100 registered mutual funds. She earned a bachelor's degree in Personal Financial Planning from Kutztown University.
Irina Garcia Iglesias is a Law Clerk at FinTech Law. Prior to joining FinTech Law, she worked as a Law Clerk at Driftwood Capital, LLC, a hospitality investment fund where she helped the legal and investment team in deal structuring, contract drafting, document review, due diligence, and asset-backed securitization transactions. Irina has a law degree from the University of Havana and an LLM from Duke Law School. She is a native of Cuba and has lived in the US for 4 years.
Director of Operations | Paralegal
As Director of Operations, Christy has been an essential member of the FinTech Law team since 2021. Her background in public relations, hospitality, and event management complements her accounting, legal, operational, and human resources expertise. Christy helps keep the machine running smoothly every day to do and has a knack for making every FinTech Law member feel welcome.
Managing Director, Head of Compliance Services, Joot
Charles is a Managing Director and the Head of Compliance Services at Joot. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has served as Chief Compliance Officer for registered funds and for SEC-registered investment advisory firms. Charles has also held roles with fund administrators including accounting, legal administration, and compliance. He has worked at Fortune 100 and 500 financial services companies, small firms, and consulting investment advisers of various sizes.
Chief Compliance Officer, Joot
Jessica is Senior Compliance Officer at Joot. She has over 10 years of audit, risk, and compliance experience in the financial services industry. Jessica has served as Senior Compliance Officer for a registered investment adviser and an investment company, where she led mock-SEC compliance audits as well as third-party due diligence audits.
Director of Compliance Services, Joot
Cynthia is Director of Compliance Services at Joot. She has over 30 years of financial industry experience providing business, regulatory, and compliance advice and services to registered investment advisers, funds, and broker-dealers. In 2012, Cynthia began her own full-service compliance consulting firm, Advisory Compliance Solutions LLC, serving clients in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Digital Marketing Manager, Joot
Cody brings to Joot a wide range of digital marketing experience across different industries and disciplines. Prior to joining Joot, Cody developed digital marketing and creative initiatives in the civil engineering, news media, manufacturing, and legal spaces, among others. Outside of work, Cody has a deep passion for music and is a professional musician, singer, and songwriter.