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Aaron Wright

Aaron Wright

Formal First Name
Aaron

Professor Aaron Wright is a recognized expert in corporate and intellectual property law. With extensive experience in Internet and new technology matters, his current work focuses on smart contracts and the regulation of blockchain-based systems. He also directs the Cardozo Blockchain Project and other technology programs at Cardozo Law School. He is at the forefront of decentralized autonomous organizations, having been involved in Bitcoin since 2011 and Ethereum since 2015.

Professional Experience


Academic History

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate Law 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Internet Law 
  • Trademark Law


CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Co-Founder of OpenLaw
  • Founder and Director of the Tech Startup Clinic
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School
  • Chair of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Legal Advisory Working Group


WIKIA

  • Wright co-founded ArmchairGM LLC, a company that he sold to Wikia, the for-profit sister project of Wikipedia.
  • He ran Wikia‚Äôs New York office, served as General Counsel and Vice President of Product and Business Development, and helped build an open-source search engine.


EARLY LAW CAREER

  • Wright served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Law Review during his time at the Cardozo School of Law.  
  • He clerked for the Honorable William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
  • He worked as an associate at a number of prominent law firms in New York, including Patterson Belknap and Jenner & Block. 


MEDIA
  • Wright has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.