Michelle Bond

The Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM)
Chief Executive Officer

Bond is the CEO of ADAM, a private, non-profit, membership-based association of firms operating in the digital asset industry. ADAM’s mission is to foster fair and orderly digital asset markets where participants can transact with confidence. ADAM is a standard-setting body and the leading industry voice for digital asset market integrity. Serving in both the public and private sector, Bond brings with her a wealth of strategic, regulatory, and legal experience. Most recently, Bond has served as the global head of policy and regulatory affairs at two fintech companies, where she developed and executed global regulatory strategy for digital assets, blockchain, global payments, and fintech. Bond has engaged directly with global regulators, legislators, and industry associations, in addition to overseeing teams of attorneys and regulatory affairs professionals. Bond also worked at Bloomberg LP, serving as head of global regulatory affairs – and she is an expert in securities, derivatives, banking, and fintech regulation. Before joining the private sector, Bond served as international counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, with a specific focus on securities and derivatives regulations, the Volcker Rule, and banking and fintech issues. Bond was also a subject matter expert on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs for the Dodd-Frank Act and its technical corrections bill, and for the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). In her capacity as Banking Committee counsel, Bond wrote legislation that was enacted into law and oversaw the federal financial regulatory agencies. Bond launched her legal career at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) before practicing law at Hogan Lovells and WilmerHale. Bond is a summa cum laude graduate of both Baruch College and The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, graduating first in her law school class. Bond is licensed to practice in both New York and DC and has been covered by Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, as well as featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, Barron’s, Business Insider, POLITICO, The Hill, RealClearMarkets, CoinDesk, Traders Magazine, and other leading publications.

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