Margaret is the Chief Strategy and Legal Officer of Deltec International Group, a global financial platform serving innovative and disruptive businesses for their banking, insurance and digital asset needs. She also serves on the board of directors of Gryphon Digital Mining, a Bitcoin mining operation with a net carbon-negative footprint. Prior to Deltec, Margaret was a partner of K&L Gates, where she co-chaired its global Digital Assets, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency practice. Margaret has more than 25 years of corporate, financing, strategic and securities experience focused on large private and public technology companies both in the United States and internationally, having practiced law with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Tokyo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Frankfurt and Smith Anderson in the Research Triangle Park region. Margaret has been actively involved in the cryptocurrency industry since 2015, advising crypto mining and hosting companies, DeFi platforms, banks, DAOs, NFT issuers and platforms, stable coin companies and many others. Margaret has engaged in service activities including serving on the NY Bar’s Committee on Securities Regulation, the NC Board of Science, Technology and Innovation, and the advisory board of the North Carolina Technology Association. Margaret served as the Honorary German Consul for North Carolina (while maintaining her law practice) from January 2014 to December 2021, which was a joint diplomatic appointment by the U.S. State Department and the German government. She is a 1997 graduate of the George Washington University law school and received a B.A. from Rutgers University in 1992.