Jillian Friedman is a member of the Quebec bar and practices commercial and financial services law in the e-commerce and crypto-currency industry. She obtained an LL.B. and J.D. from Université de Montréal and holds a B.A., honours in Political Science from McGill University. Jillian’s legal experience includes working at a major national law firm, specifically in the area of financial services and commercial law.
Jillian is very involved in the digital currency legal landscape. She has spoken on consumer law and Canada’s regulatory landscape at conferences in Toronto and Amsterdam. She is the author is a number of publications, including an article in Supreme Court Law Review and has been featured on the Huffington Post. She has also published a legal and regulatory update on Bitcoin and Canadian law and maintains an online newsletter, BitcoinLegal.ca . She will be making representations on the legal ramifications of digital currency before the Canadian senate in October 2014. She is currently co-writing a book chapter on Bitcoin and the law in Canada. She also acts as counsel to the Bitcoin Embassy, a Montreal based hotspot that functions as a gathering place for industry groups and is a director of the Bitcoin Foundation Canada.