Andrew Hinkes, Esq.

hinkes teach.jpg

Crypto, Law.



A.B. cum laude, History, 2000

Washington University in St. Louis

J.D. cum laude, 2005

University of Miami School of Law




Carlton Fields

General Counsel, Co-Founder

Athena Blockchain, Inc.

Adjunct Professor

New York University School of Law

New York University Stern School of Business

Founder, Lead Instructor


Nominated as one of Coindesk’s Most Influential People in Blockchain in 2017, Andrew "Drew" Hinkes is an attorney with Carlton Fields, working as part of its National Blockchain and Digital Currency practice. Drew is also the co-founder and General Counsel of Athena Blockchain, a professional services firm focused on tokenized investment products.  Drew was appointed as an Adjunct Professor by the NYU Stern Business School and the NYU School of Law, where he co-teaches "Digital Currency, Blockchains, and the Future of the Financial Services Industry." Mr. Hinkes is frequently quoted and cited in articles related digital assets and blockchain technology, and regularly speaks at legal, industry, and academic conferences. Previously, Drew was a Partner at Berger Singerman LLP.  He holds an A.B. in History from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

smiling hairy drew.jpg

What’s New:


May 24, 2019

Discovering Cryptoassets: A Journey into the Unknown,” ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter.




Upcoming Events:


Jun. 28, 2019

“Cryptoassets and Evidence” (tenative title) Florida Bar Annual Conference, Orlando FL, with Zachary Cantazaro, Daniel Maland, Joshua Schmidt.


Jul. 31, 2019

Regulatory Panel, Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Boca Raton, FL.


Oct. 13, 2019

“Is Blockchain the New Internet for Sports and Entertainment?” Annual Conference for ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries, Las Vegas, NV.


Oct. 25, 2019

Cryptoasset Regulation Symposium, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, AR.