Paul Mcculloch

Paul Mcculloch

CyberLaw: Former Coder / IT Architect Specialized in Corporate, DeFi, Privacy, & Emerging Technologies Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
Temple University, Beasley School of Law
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About
I am a coder and information systems architect turned attorney. I am specialized in cybersecurity, data privacy, technology, DeFi (decentralized finance), FinTech, and Emerging Technologies, and have had the privilege of advising some fantastic clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 Companies (along with a number of decentralized Clients as well). My work product includes the following items as outlined by the NYC CyberLaw Group, PLLC (further outlined

-Startup - Includes incorporation advisory (e.g. structuring and location) & execution (e.g. founder/startup agreements, 83(b) guidance, token / stock assignment agreements,
… read more confidentiality agreements, employment / advisor contracts), services / product review and strategy (e.g. design considerations, data residency strategies, available tools & resources)

-Regulatory Fitness & Triage - Identifies and addresses all issues that regulators, investors, partners, or others may be able to see from your external facing resources (e.g. website policies, representations, security, corporate standing)

-Compliance Foundation / Update - Establishes a robust compliance foundation for the Client including policies (e.g. IT, HR, AML/KYC), procedures, training, monitoring, and testing (e.g. BC/DR/IR; Tabletops), as well as guidance on available tools to integrate to automate processes and ensure compliance.

-Regulatory Affairs Package - Ensures Clients acquire all requisite licenses (e.g. IFE, SPDI, EMI, FedWire; Money transmitter), relationships (e.g. broker dealer; insurance), and/or certifications (e.g. FFIEC cybersecurity, NIST-800, FFIEC, PCI-DSS, HIPAA

-Third-Party / Business Engagement - Reviews vendors, vendor management, partners, and other third parties products and documentation, and drafts engagement accordingly (e.g. MNDA, LOI, MSA, SOW; Partnerships, JV’s, etc…). Review relationships with customers and draft documents accordingly (e.g. EULA, SaaS, E-Sign, etc…).

-Event Management - Enables Client agility (e.g. digital transformation, workplace to remote policies and practices) and compliance (e.g. incident / disaster response & forensics; response to regulatory inquiry)

-Privacy Management - Sets up a robust Privacy Program for Client.

-Blockchain / DeFi - Empowers Clients with tools and legal strategy to create digital assets (e.g. NFT’s, new cryptocurrencies, other tokenized assets such as real estate), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO’s), raise / transfer funds (e.g. ICO’s) while addressing any securities risks (e.g. Howey analyses), draft corresponding regulatory filings (e.g. Reg A, Reg CF) or tokenomics analyses, and create and launch decentralized applications such as liquidity pools, swap facilities, and more.
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"Paul did a fantastic job working on multiple aspects of our business. He helped write a provisional patent, reviewed compliance procedures and assisted with documentation. He is commercial and practical, making him very valuable as a lawyer. I would certainly recommend him."

Corporate Formation, Compliance, & Intellectual Property
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

NYC CyberLaw Group

Attorney

Jan 2018 - Present

Provide full scope cyber security and technology legal services, including technical and legal reviews for cyber security, data privacy, and information technology regulations, addressing any legal issues arising therefrom, and drafting any corresponding policies or controls documentation. Focus payments systems, tech compliance, blockchain architecture, cryptocurrencies, & other emerging tech.

Jan 2018 - Present

Helm Solutions, Inc.

CEO

May 2015 - Present

Spearheaded, launched, & managed a web-based compliance-as-a-service IT audit & gap analysis platform to benchmark cybersecurity and IT frameworks against a consolidated database of direct regulatory API’s, refer users to most relevant market solutions to address gaps, and empower companies with continuous control monitoring & report generation (e.g. risk assessments, audit responses).

May 2015 - Present

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

VP, Intellectual Property & Technology Law

Jul 2012 - May 2015

Reviewed legal issues impacting IT Risk & Security Management for products, services, and operations, either internally developed/used, offered externally, leveraged from third-parties. Negotiated, drafted, and executed corresponding documents for software & hardware (e.g. software licenses, EULA, terms of use, privacy policies, vendor agreements, etc…) and data & content (e.g. dev/licensing)

Jul 2012 - May 2015

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

VP, Compliance Manager, Digital Compliance

Jul 2012 - May 2015

Advised JPMC-wide groups as expert for all matters involving branches/ATM’s, digital marketing, accessibility, online & mobile operations (including data privacy, data security, IAM, and technology management), and related products. Conducted extensive risk assessments, business impact assessments, & IT audits, periodically and in response to regulatory orders or developments, drafted policies.

Jul 2012 - May 2015

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

BCC Chief Cyber Security Compliance

Jul 2012 - May 2015

SME in IT and Cyber Security Risk, risk management, end point and server technologies, network management/architecture, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability/pen testing management, and patch management systems. Informed & Directed SIEM process and tools, drove awareness on security thinking, and represented legal and compliance interests from SDLC to infrastructure hardening.

Jul 2012 - May 2015

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

VP, Regulatory Change Management, Treasury & Security Services

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012

Designed procedures and systems for tracking global regulatory developments relevant to the JP Morgan Treasury and Security Services (T&SS) line of business, from the point a regulation is first discussed on through impact/risk assessments, government consultations and fully compliant integration into operations (i.e. project management). Created and implemented corresponding MIS & reporting.

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012

United States Department of State

Senior Advisor

Sep 2008 - Sep 2011

Occupied three simultaneous roles advising senior management on 1.) policy and engagement strategies for global sub-national actors (S/SRGIA); 2.) Developing Economic and Energy Public Diplomacy initiatives and stances in response to socio-political developments (e.g. Arab Spring)(EEB/EPPD); 3.) Developed initiatives to track and effectively budget every dollar spent in the foreign aid budget (F)

Sep 2008 - Sep 2011

The World Bank Group

Senior Advisor

Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

Coordinated and engaged a globally dispersed network of 12 high-level Commissioners in identifying and understanding the regulatory mechanisms and operational dynamics of governance and compliance in the World Bank Group and similar institutions, with a view to restructuring governance and defining the World Bank mission for the 21st Century. Researched, analyzed and drafted reporting for the G20

Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Legal Counsel / Consultant

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

Drafted and reviewed EBRD structured finance and project finance documents, country status reports, and articles for publication in English and Russian. Created, updated and maintained databases of relevant operational country legislation. Conducted assessments benchmarking the legislative frameworks of EBRD countries of operations for extensiveness and effectiveness against best practices.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008

New York City Commission on Human Rights

Staff Attorney

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Conducted intake interviews (in Spanish and English), drafted complaints, filed motions, mediated and litigated cases before the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings regarding all matters covered by the Human Rights Code of the City of New York.

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

The McCulloch Law Firm

Litigation Associate

May 2005 - Jun 2006

Researched and drafted motions in preparation for litigation regarding employment law, real estate law, agency law, municipal law, wrongful death, RICO and products liability, specializing in structural engineering and architectural failures. Reviewed discovery material, digested depositions and participated in settlement conferences and depositions in federal and state court matters.

May 2005 - Jun 2006

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