Angela Walch is an Associate Professor at St. Mary's University School of Law and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London. Her research focuses on money and the law, blockchain technologies, governance of emerging technologies, and financial stability. She has presented her research at Harvard Law School, Stanford University, University College London, and with the Modern Money Network at Columbia Law School, among others. Her work on blockchain technologies has appeared or is forthcoming in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy, the Review of Banking & Financial Law, and American Banker, and has been featured in the Financial Times.
Angela was nominated for “Blockchain Person of the Year” for 2016 by Crypto Coins News for her work on the governance of blockchain technologies and her “influential article” in American Banker arguing that the coders and miners of public blockchains should be treated as fiduciaries.
Prior to joining the faculty at St. Mary’s, Angela practiced transactional law at the firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston and in the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University. She also practiced in London as in-house counsel to Sainsbury’s and as general counsel for Brand Events, a consumer events company that produced premier events (Taste of London, Top Gear Live) around the world.
Angela is a graduate of Harvard College (1998) and Harvard Law School (2002).