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Zachary Kelman

Zachary Kelman

Managing Partner Kelman PLLC


Zachary Kelman is the managing partner of Kelman PLLC at He is the former Head of Compliance & Legal at, a leading FinTech company in Southeast Asia. During his tenure, was a recipient of one of the first Virtual Currency Exchange licenses issued in the Philippines; the first such license in any jurisdiction.

Mr. Kelman is formerly the Chief Legal Officer and Director at Bitt, a Caribbean FinTech company. As CLO and General Counsel, he negotiated a $16 million dollar investment in the company, designed and launched a compliance program, and negotiated complex partnership agreements with multiple third parties. Prior to Bitt, he co-authored H.R. 5892; the "Online Market Protection Act of 2014" (OMPA) introduced to the United States House of Representatives in January of 2015.

He has experience working on KYC remediation projects; reviewing and decision transaction monitoring alerts, and drafting SARs. He was an Enhanced Due Diligence Analyst at Commerzbank working on remediation projects involving Eastern European, African and South American customers evaluating OFAC and other sanction risks.

Zachary also served as a Transaction Monitoring Consultant at Commerzbank, where he reviewed system-generated transaction monitoring alerts, decision alerts and drafted SARs. He was also an Anti-Money Laundering Consultant at Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management.

Zachary earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and obtained his JD at the Seton Hall University School of Law. He is also a member of the New York State Bar.

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