Lilya Tessler

Lilya Tessler

Lilya Tessler

Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery

Lilya Tessler focuses her practice on regulatory, general corporate and business issues related to US and non-US broker-dealers, financial services firms, blockchain projects, cryptocurrency funds and financial technology companies.
Lilya advises broker-dealers and technology companies throughout the start-up phase. She also counsels financial institutions with day-to- day securities issues, private placement agent requirements, custody rule requirements, cross-border regulatory issues, policies and procedures for implementation, FINRA and SEC regulatory inquiries, as well as mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate matters. She also advises several US and non-US FinTech companies, including robo-advisors and high-frequency trading firms in evaluating the broker-dealer and investment advisor registration requirements.
Lilya is a certified public accountant, FINRA dispute resolution arbitrator, and holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses.