CrowdCheck Law is an affiliated law firm of CrowdCheck, Inc. CrowdCheck provides due diligence, disclosure and compliance services for online capital formation.
CrowdCheck Law’s primary focus is on online capital formation activities, including offerings made pursuant to Regulation A, Regulation CF, and Rule 506 of Regulation D.
We are experienced corporate and securities attorneys with a deep background in all types of securities offerings. Our prior positions include service at the Securities and Exchange Commission and some of the world’s most prestigious law firms.
Sara Hanks - Managing Partner
Sara is a corporate and securities lawyer with more than 30 years' experience in private practice, at the Securities and Exchange Commission and on Capitol Hill. She started her career in London with the firm that is now Norton Rose Fulbright and for many years was a partner at Clifford Chance, retiring from that firm to serve as General Counsel of the Congressional Oversight Panel overseeing TARP. She holds a Series 65 license as a registered investment adviser. Sara currently serves on the SEC's Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. She is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Her law degree is from Oxford University.
Jeanne Campanelli - Partner
Jeanne has more than 25 years’ experience as a corporate and securities attorney in private and in-house practice. Jeanne commenced her legal career at Shearman & Sterling. As a Managing Director at Citigroup, she advised the equity capital markets and investment banking departments in structuring and executing public and private securities offerings and headed the equities legal team in London. Jeanne also spent 3 years working at the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate unwinding and settling derivatives claims filed by the largest financial industry counterparties. Most recently, she was the general counsel and head of corporate affairs of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., in charge of the legal team and corporate governance. Jeanne received a BSFS and a JD from Georgetown University. She is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.
Huiwen Leo - Partner
Huiwen is a corporate and securities attorney with experience at the World Bank, Clifford Chance US LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP. She received her B.A. and M.A. in law from Cambridge University and received her LL.M. with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the New York and California bars
Jamie Ostrow - Partner
Jamie is a corporate and securities attorney who began her career in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. She has worked at a boutique law firm in New York and served as a Counsel on the Congressional Oversight Panel. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and received her J.D. for the New York University School of Law. She is a member of the New York, New Jersey and District of Columbia bars.
Andrew Stephenson - Partner
Andrew is an entrepreneurial attorney focused on assisting small and early stage businesses with exempt offerings under the Securities Act, especially related to online securities offerings and crowdfunding. Prior to joining CrowdCheck Law, Andrew was involved with evaluating internal company communications and reports as part of complex civil litigation matters. Andrew has also worked for the United States Congress. While there, Andrew evaluated and drafted policy on a range of issue areas. Andrew received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and graduated, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. During law school, Andrew served as Executive Articles Editor for the Hastings Business Law Journal, as an intern with Promontory Financial Group, and as a law clerk with a small law firm in Washington, DC. Andrew is a member of the California and District of Columbia bars.
Yelena Dunaevsky - Counsel
Yelena is a corporate and securities attorney who was a senior capital markets associate at Clifford Chance US LLP and a corporate associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP in New York. Yelena also led the development of the capital markets and securities practical guidance at Bloomberg Law. She received her B.S. in Economics from Cornell University and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She is a member of the New York bar.
Fanni Koszeg - Counsel
Fanni is an attorney with extensive experience in securities, corporate and financial regulatory law and writing about financial markets for a variety of audiences. As legal counsel at CrowdCheck Law, Fanni advises start-ups and entrepreneurs on online capital raisings pursuant to the JOBS Act and helps guide companies through their offerings by providing regulatory advice on the SEC qualification process. Previously, Fanni worked at Bloomberg Financial and Media in New York. She has covered the financial industry for Bloomberg News focusing on financial reform, technology and regulatory compliance. Fanni also worked as counsel for the temporary bi-partisan Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP (chaired by then professor Elizabeth Warren) overseeing the bank bailout following the 2008 financial crisis. Between 2000 and 2007, she practiced corporate and securities law at Allen & Overy in London and a large law firm in New York.
Geoffrey Ashburne - Counsel
Geoffrey Ashburne is an attorney focusing on the emerging area of JOBS Act securities offerings. Geoffrey has helped start-ups and more mature businesses in a wide array of industries to conduct offerings and raise capital online. His practice includes advising on Regulation A, Regulation CF, Regulation S, and Regulation D offerings. Geoffrey received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Geoffrey is a member of the State Bar of California.
Kylie McNamara - Counsel
Kylie is a corporate and securities attorney who began her career in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. She has worked at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in New York as an associate. She received her B.A from Georgetown University and received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the New York bar.
Heidi Mortensen - Counsel
Heidi is a corporate and securities attorney with a career spanning over 25 years’ and in major law firms, as general counsel of a public company, and in the asset management and compliance groups of major financial institutions. Heidi commenced her legal career first at Clifford Chance and then Shearman & Sterling in the capital market group. She left Shearman in 2004, joining the Macquarie Group to help establish its US funds management business, structuring and taking public a newly-formed Macquarie-managed company, Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE:MIC) for which she served as General Counsel through 2010. During that time, she also was senior counsel for Macquarie’s private equity group, forming Macquarie’s first private infrastructure fund and guiding its establishment as a US registered investment advisor. In 2010, she joined Macquarie’s global compliance group to form its US control room team and integrate newly-acquired U.S. and Canadian broker dealers and a U.S. asset management business with $250B of assets under management. Most recently, Heidi was the global head of the control room for Guggenheim Capital. Heidi received a BA in Economics from Tufts University and a JD from Columbia University. She is a member of the New York bar.
Theresa Hyatt - Counsel
Theresa Hyatt is a corporate and securities attorney who began her career in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, and then worked in the DC office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She received her B.A. from the University of Kansas and received her J.D. from Washington
University in St. Louis School of Law. She is a member of the Missouri and District of Columbia bars.