General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Flexa Network Inc
Michelle Ann Gitlitz serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Flexa Network Inc., a leader in pure-digital payments, where she is responsible for advising Flexa on legal, regulatory, and risk management matters surrounding payments and digital assets, and is responsible for all corporate governance functions. Previously, Michelle served as the Global Head of Crowell & Moring’s Blockchain and Digital Assets practice and was co-head of their Financial Services Practice Group. Michelle is a sought-after leader, speaker, and writer who frequently collaborates with federal and state regulators and legislators on blockchain and digital asset issues. Michelle has extensive experience with virtual currency money transmission and has co-authored "An Introduction to Virtual Currency Money Transmission Regulation" in Global Legal Insight's Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation treatise. Michelle is committed to public service. She co-founded and serves as a director of two non-profits: Diversity in Blockchain, Inc, a nonprofit organization committed to creating equal, open, and inclusive opportunities in the blockchain industry, and the Art & Antiquities Blockchain Consortium (AABC), a non-profit committed to reimagining cultural heritage solutions through the use of blockchain technology and its guiding principles. In recognition of her leadership, the National Law Journal and New York Law Journal have named Michelle a Trailblazer and Crain's New York Business has awarded her a Notable Woman in Law distinction. Michelle is a graduate of Cornell University and Brooklyn Law School where she was a member of the Journal of Law & Policy and the Moot Court Honor Society.