Jessie Cheng – Deputy General Counsel, Ripple


Jessie Cheng is Deputy General Counsel at Ripple, where she advises on regulatory and commercial matters with respect to cross-border payments and banking, distributed financial technologies such as blockchain, and digital currencies. Previously, Ms. Cheng was counsel and officer in the legal group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, providing legal advice to the financial services areas of the Bank, including with respect to electronic funds transfers and other payment systems, international currency services, and certain central bank and international account services. Before joining the Bank, she practiced law as an associate at the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. A member of the American Bar Association, Ms. Cheng currently serves as Vice Chair of the Payments Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section’s Uniform Commercial Code Committee. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Columbia School of Law.