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Evan Zinaman is an independent contract attorney serving in support of clients of Reed Smith, providing tech-fluent corporate / regulatory / product / IP counsel in connection with On-Chain: Reed Smith’s Crypto & Digital Assets Group.

Evan is widely recognized as a crypto-native legal engineer, MEV / DeFi researcher and Ethereum power user. He focuses on understanding the intricate details of the technologies he advises upon, where the trickiest legal issues and the subtle design distinctions to address them lie. His counsel ensures that clients stay on top of the fast-evolving legal, technological and market developments arising throughout the space.


  • University of Michigan Law School, 2015, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, 2012, B.A.

  • California
  • Nueva York