Yankun Guo

Partner

Yankun Guo

Partner

Chicago Office

111 W. Washington Street
Suite 1221
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 337 - 7700
  • Summary

    Yankun Guo advises on corporate and securities law, primarily with application to cryptocurrency, emerging technologies, fund formation, venture financing, and corporate compliance. She also advises clients on matters involving trademark registration, product counseling, technology and financial services commercial agreements. Additionally, Yankun acts as outside general counsel to a variety of small businesses and start-up companies.

  • Background

    Prior to joining Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, Yankun spent several years in private practice following company-side positions with Opportunity Financial, LLC and in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group’s Transactions, Commercial Relations Group and Corporate Compliance team.

  • Speaking Engagements

    Fintank’s Crypto Conference: “A Legal and Regulatory Perspective on Cryptocurrency” (February 2018)

    Illinois Association of Independent Attorneys Panel: “Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for Lawyers” (April 2018)

    Chicago Blockchain Project: “Cryptoeconomics” (July 2018)

    Voice of Blockchain Conference: “Issuing Securities as Tokens” (August 2018)

    The Masters Conference Presentation: “Cryptocurrency and Blockchain – A New Era of Regulations” (May 2019)

    Minority Bar CLE Conference: “Technology and the Law” (June 2019)

    Second Annual Voice of Blockchain Conference (September 2019)

  • Publications

    Pause and Harmonize: Issues on the Dodd-Frank Act and its Cross-Border Applications, 3 J. Marshall Global Mkt. L.J. 89 (2015), available at http://repository.jmls.edu/globalmarkets/vol3/iss2/1/

  • Thought Leadership

    Coinbase-Led Crypto Ratings Council Draws Skepticism From Legal Experts

    Crypto Industry Lauds Token Safe Harbor, but Warns of Risks

    The SEC vs Telegram impacts everyone in crypto

    Court extends delays to Telegram's blockchain network pending ruling

    Just what is the Crypto Rating Council for, exactly?

  • Organizations

    Asian American Bar Association (Treasurer)

    Chinese American Bar Association (Board Member)

    Chicago Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee)

  • Education

    J.D., The John Marshall Law School

    B.A. in Philosophy and B.S in Actuarial Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Yankun Guo advises on corporate and securities law, primarily with application to cryptocurrency, emerging technologies, fund formation, venture financing, and corporate compliance. She also advises clients on matters involving trademark registration, product counseling, technology and financial services commercial agreements. Additionally, Yankun acts as outside general counsel to a variety of small businesses and start-up companies.

Prior to joining Goldstein & McClintock LLLP, Yankun spent several years in private practice following company-side positions with Opportunity Financial, LLC and in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group’s Transactions, Commercial Relations Group and Corporate Compliance team.

Fintank’s Crypto Conference: “A Legal and Regulatory Perspective on Cryptocurrency” (February 2018)

Illinois Association of Independent Attorneys Panel: “Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for Lawyers” (April 2018)

Chicago Blockchain Project: “Cryptoeconomics” (July 2018)

Voice of Blockchain Conference: “Issuing Securities as Tokens” (August 2018)

The Masters Conference Presentation: “Cryptocurrency and Blockchain – A New Era of Regulations” (May 2019)

Minority Bar CLE Conference: “Technology and the Law” (June 2019)

Second Annual Voice of Blockchain Conference (September 2019)

Pause and Harmonize: Issues on the Dodd-Frank Act and its Cross-Border Applications, 3 J. Marshall Global Mkt. L.J. 89 (2015), available at http://repository.jmls.edu/globalmarkets/vol3/iss2/1/

Asian American Bar Association (Treasurer)

Chinese American Bar Association (Board Member)

Chicago Bar Association (Vice-Chair, Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee)

J.D., The John Marshall Law School

B.A. in Philosophy and B.S in Actuarial Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign