Andrew “Drew” Hinkes is a co-founder and the General Counsel of Athena Blockchain, a start up investment bank focused on compliant offering of tokenized securities. Drew was appointed as an adjunct Professor by the NYU Stern Business School and the NYU School of Law, where he co-teaches “Digital Currencies, Blockchains, and the Future of the Financial Services Industry.” Mr. Hinkes is frequently quoted and cited in articles related to digital assets and blockchain technology, and regularly speaks at legal, industry, and academic conferences. Previously, Drew was a Partner at Berger Singerman LLP. He holds an A.B. in History from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D. from the University of Miami.