Ksenia Sourina


Ksenia Sussman is a legal counsel and compliance leader with over 14 years of experience. As a senior transactional attorney she has experience in handling a wide variety of cross-functional legal and compliance matters in regards to commercial and regulatory activities relating to the business of regulated financial services entities. She is an expert negotiator of trading and commercial agreements. Ksenia is an advisor in laws and regulations governing derivatives trading, securities issuances and trading, and financial technology. She is also familiar with other relevant areas of law, including general corporate, employment, cyber and intellectual property. In her current role, she serves as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of BitOoda Holdings, LLC, a FinTech startup that focuses on digital assets (BTC, ETH, etc.) execution services, risk management, and market analysis. Ksenia oversees all legal and compliance matters of the business across all entities falling within the jurisdictions of the SEC, the CFTC, and the NY DFS. Ksenia worked on the first Bitcoin derivative transaction that was reported by BitOoda on the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Trade Vault. She spearheaded discussions and helped with the legal documentation in setting up industry groups, including the Association of Digital Asset Markets (ADAM). Prior to BitOoda, Ksenia was a Vice President at Barclays PLC, where she advised on a broad spectrum of transactional and regulatory matters of the investment banking business. During her tenure at Barclays, she structured, negotiated, and documented complex derivatives and structured transactions, was primarily responsible for the legal coverage of the structured commodities index trading business, and helped with the setup of Barclays Rise Accelerator program. She structured bespoke strategic investment deals in FinTech companies, focusing specifically on payment processing and blockchain technologies. Ksenia is an avid philanthropist and dedicates a lot of time to pro bono. She is currently on the Associate Board of Immigration Equality.