Usman Sheikh is a Partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and is the National Head of Blockchain & Smart Contracts and also the National Litigation Leader for the firm’s Securities, Compliance & Investigations Group. His practice focuses on complex corporate/commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities litigation and crypto-currency litigation matters. Usman has represented parties involved in initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) and crypto-based investment funds as well as crypto-currency exchanges, digital wallets and others involved in the blockchain industry. He is a former Prosecutor with Canada’s largest securities regulator. He actively writes and speaks on the topic of blockchain / distributed ledger technology (DLT), and is authoring the upcoming book, The Law of Blockchain Technology.