IL, WA, NY
Aki is a graduate of Carleton College and Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she received her Master’s of Law in Financial Services Law. She grew up on the west coast and attended law school in Seattle, Washington.
She is frequently a featured speaker and author on the intersection of technology, regulation, and innovation.
- General Advice
- Outside General Counsel
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Licensing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
"We had very little money for our app but our investors wanted to make sure we had legal advisers. The big firm we hired didn't seem to care because we were small. Aki listened to us, told us exactly what needed to be done and helped us incorporate the legal risk stuff into our pitch."
"Aki was great when I needed a legal perspective on a banking issue. I come from a systems background and she was able to make all the legal obligations make sense. She was easy to work with and took time to explain her opinions and what they meant."
Stellae Legal and Risk Advisors
Sep 2019 - Present
Offer legal guidance and implementation oversight for consumer data privacy; advise national banks, insurance companies and other Fortune 100 companies on product development, partnership agreements and contractual risk, offer financial services providers, municipalities and investors guidance on legal, regulatory and operational issues in the area of financial products
Dec 2012 - Dec 2018
Evaluated and supervised financial institutions to determine compliance with applicable federal laws, anti-money
laundering requirements and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rules, the presence of negligence,
inappropriate risk, or fraud for regulatory enforcement actions
State of Washington
Senior Regulatory Attorney
Mar 2005 - Jun 2016
Represented consumer protection agency of state government in consumer protection, regulatory, supervisory and enforcement actions; acted as subject matter expert in the area of local and federal regulatory compliance for Washington State Attorney General, managed legislative and compliance updates with increasing responsibility while streamlining division processes