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Andrea Tinianow
Chief Legal Officer Connect

Andrea Tinianow has been dubbed the Blockchain Czarina for her pioneering effort to bring blockchain technology to the State of Delaware and securing the First State’s imprimatur on the nascent technology.

Andrea is a frequent speaker and contributor to Forbes.com on topics related to blockchain technology. MarketsMedia awarded Andrea its “Women in Finance Award” for Excellence in Blockchain.

In 2014, Andrea was recruited to launch the Division of Corporate and International Development for the State of Delaware. The following year, she founded the Delaware Blockchain Initiative (DBI), the first of its kind blockchain endeavor designed to deploy blockchain technology in government and enact blockchain-friendly legislation. The DBI gave rise to the “Blockchain Amendments” to Delaware’s business entity statutes which authorize corporations (and other business entities) to maintain their corporate records, including stock ledgers, on a blockchain.

During her tenure at the State, Andrea forged a global network to drive significant investment to the First State. Andrea spearheaded novel collaborations between private and public sector actors. Andrea was also the force behind the Delaware Supreme Court’s amendment to its Rules of Evidence which extends attorney client privilege to international companies with subsidiaries incorporated in Delaware. Since leaving the State, Andrea has served as a consultant and advisor to tech startups and other forward looking, innovative organizations.

Andrea received her undergraduate degree from Brown University. She attended Delaware Law School, graduating magna cum laude. Following her clerkship for (former) Chancellor William Chandler III, of the Court of Chancery, Andrea joined the Wilmington office of Pepper Hamilton and represented clients in litigation. A few years later, global corporate services company CSC invited Andrea to join as Assistant General Counsel. Andrea advised senior staff, oversaw litigation, and developed company-wide legal policies. Andrea was promoted to the newly-created position of Vice President Business Development, a role she performed alongside her legal duties.

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