Andrew Hinkes, Esq.

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Crypto, Law.



A.B. cum laude, History, 2000

Washington University in St. Louis

J.D. cum laude, 2005

University of Miami School of Law


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 start up investment firm focused on compliant offering of 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 "Blockchains, Digital Currencies 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.

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Upcoming Events:


Apr. 15, 2019

Guest Lecturer, “Digital Currencies, Blockchains, and the Future of Financial Services,“ New York University School of Law, New York, New York.


May 13-15, 2019

Panelist, Consensus 2019, New York, New York