Eyvonne Mallett focuses her practice on a broad range of privacy, cybersecurity and contractual matters, with a focus on fintech and financial services regulation and compliance. Eyvonne has experience drafting and negotiating data and technology deals that protect privacy, developing privacy policies and programs, and providing counsel on public policy issues in relation to privacy law and federal procurement law. She has handled data privacy and legal issues for clients across a diverse range of industries, including financial services, technology, health care and construction. Her practice also includes managing deals involving cryptocurrency and other digital assets, blockchain, payment technologies, security and utility tokens, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), stablecoins and their ecosystems, and the metaverse.
Eyvonne has experience assisting clients with the creation of privacy and data security programs and policies in order to ensure compliance with the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), among other data privacy laws, such as the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), Utah’s Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) and Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA), which take effect in 2023.
She also has deep regulatory experience in the financial technology, cryptocurrency and other digital assets space, at the state and federal levels, including interactions with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Commodity Futures Trade Commission and state regulators. Eyvonne advises crypto exchange operators, NFT platform operators, money services businesses, token issuers and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) to help them navigate their legal and regulatory obligations, mitigate risks and focus on growing their business.
As a former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) lawyer, Eyvonne draws on her experience to work with companies in a wide range of industries on privacy, cybersecurity and contractual issues. While at the FDIC, she was a senior lawyer within the legal services and special contracts group of the FDIC, where she provided counsel for the legal division’s special contracts for external financial services firms, law firms, legal support contractors and technology contractors. Previously, she was a senior lawyer within the procurement law group of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this role, she advised and counseled the general counsel and senior leadership team on federal government contract requirements related to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR), cybersecurity and cybersecurity policies, and data privacy, data procedures and programs that touched upon both their standard federal contracts, as well as those involving health care concerns. In this role, She also litigated federal procurement matters before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC).
Eyvonne takes pride in helping her clients innovate by incorporating artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptocurrency, blockchain, mobile payments, smart contracts and distributed ledger technology into financial products and services.
- Counseled on the evolving regulatory and enforcement landscape involving federal and state regulations applicable to asset managers, issuers of virtual currencies and tokens, crypto exchanges, DAOs and other entities operating in the crypto and blockchain space.
- Provided risk management and compliance guidance regarding custody, anti-money laundering, material non-public information, registration and other enforcement actions.
- Prepared website privacy policies and terms and conditions for major financial institutions, social media websites and online retailers.
- Advised a leading entertainment company on the integration of digital assets into advertising, marketing, other consumer-facing activities and related legal considerations.
- Negotiated agreements between an emerging decentralized financial institutions and payment technology service providers.
- Drafted license and service agreements for website and software development firms.
- Advised whether coins/tokens, NFTs and other digital assets are securities or commodities, and applicable regulatory frameworks.
- University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, J.D.
- University of Maryland, M.S.M. and M.B.A., cum laude
- Towson University, B.S., cum laude
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- District of Columbia
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, DC Bar Association