Advisor Announcement: Legal & Tech Industry Expert Joins WorkChain.io

Our experienced advisory board continues to grow, and we’re thrilled to add Stephen Galebach to its ranks.

Stephen has 30 years’ experience serving the legal needs of tech companies. His three decades practicing law include time as Senior Special Assistant to the US Attorney in the United States Department of Justice during the Ronald Reagan Administration and as a White House legal policy advisor.

In the business world, Stephen’s legal expertise has been called on by tech companies of all sizes. Most notably, in 2000, he was the IPO Manager for Genuity, who completed the largest Internet IPO in U.S. history at the time, a record that stood until Facebook went public in 2012.

Stephen has extensive corporate experience as a legal generalist. He is a U.S. based lawyer, admitted in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, during which time he served as Note Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Before attending Harvard Law School he received a B.A. in economics from Yale University and served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.

As a lawyer, Stephen has worked in-house at Boston area tech firms BBN and Genuity, as well as at the law firms of Covington & Burling in Washington DC and Pierce Atwood in Boston. Since 1987, for the great bulk of his work for tech companies, Stephen has enjoyed the independence of his own law practice, Galebach Law.

Stephen’s career has spanned litigation, complex corporate transactions, intellectual property, government policy, civil and religious liberties, crime victim advocacy, and law school teaching. He has a particular focus on the tech world, specializing in securities law advice for emerging tech and blockchain startups and general legal support for tech companies.

On taking the role as an advisor to WorkChain.io, Stephen said:

“After more than 30 years working within the tech industry, I see huge potential in the emerging blockchain sector. Having worked with the WorkChain.io team for some time and seen their goals and vision to achieve them, I’m excited to act as an advisor to the company.”
“There are numerous legal elements to navigate in the emerging blockchain industry — many of which blockchain companies overlook. But at WorkChain.io, with my support, the team is building a solid legal grounding that gives the company a strong foundation for long-term success.”

As I’ve said before, the success of WorkChain.io will come from having the right people in the right roles making the right decisions. And Stephen’s addition is a huge boost to the people and decisions behind our trajectory.

With 30-plus years providing legal support for tech companies, large and small, Stephen is just the legal mind we need. We’ll draw on his expert legal advice to help us navigate the blockchain landscape and lean on his vast corporate experience to help WorkChain.io grow.

Welcome aboard, Stephen!

Stephen’s Bio

► Law Clerk to Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

► White House Staff 1982–1985: Deputy Assistant Director for Legal Policy, Office of Policy Development, Reagan White House

► Senior Special Assistant to US Attorney General Ed Meese, 1985–1987

► Associate, Covington & Burling, 1980–1981

► In-house counsel to Internet/telecommunications companies BBN Corporation, GTE, and Genuity, 1997–2002.

► Served as IPO Manager for the largest Internet IPO in US history at the time: Genuity, June 2000, $1.9Bn

► Staff Attorney, Center for Law and Religious Freedom, 1981–1982

► Legal advisor to VictimPower.org, technology-based nonprofit service for victims and witnesses of crime, 2004–2006

► B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, Yale College, 1974

► President, Yale Republican Club

► J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1979

► Note Editor, Harvard Law Review

► Founder, Galebach Law

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