Ethan represents clients in the technology and life sciences industries in a broad range of litigation matters.
Prior to joining Fenwick, Ethan was an associate at an Am Law 50 firm, where he represented clients in civil and criminal government enforcement, commercial litigation and investigative matters. He also advised clients at both the trial and appellate levels on several matters involving securities and complex litigation.
Ethan maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included representing asylum applicants and transgender individuals seeking changes to their legal names and documents. He has also represented parties and amici curiae in federal appeals, including cases successfully seeking rehearing en banc.
During law school, Ethan interned for the Honorable Debra Ann Livingston of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Roslynn R. Mauskopf of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
- “FinCEN Civil Enforcement and Virtual Currency,” Bloomberg Law, February 2020 (co-author)
- “2nd Circ. Ruling May Cause Int'l Discovery Flurry In NY,” Law360, October 2019 (co-author)
- “Global Anti-Money Laundering: Investigations and Compliance Trends in the Fintech Era,” Bloomberg Law, June 2019 (co-author)
- “Cryptocurrency Brings Rising International Risks,” Law360, May 2018 (co-author)
- “SEC v. PlexCorps — Cyber Unit Enforcement Action Underscores Potential Challenges to Cross-Border Cryptocurrency Enforcement,” Legal Update, February 2018 (co-author)
- “CFTC Reasserts Its Role In Virtual Currency Regulation,” Law360, January 2018 (co-author)
- “The Privacy Case for Body Cameras: The Need for a Privacy-Centric Approach to Body Camera Policymaking,” 50 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Probs. 191, 2017, (cited in United States v. Lambus, 251 F.Supp.3d 470 (E.D.N.Y. 2017))
Education & Admissions
J.D., Columbia Law School
James Kent Scholar
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Editor, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems
B.A., magna cum laude, Mathematics
Admitted to practice in California and New York, including before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York