Taylor M. Thompson


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Taylor Thompson combines careful preparation and effective communication to solve problems for clients. He has been a part of teams representing companies and individuals in complex commercial disputes, environmental compliance and government investigations. Drawing on past experiences working for a national political party committee and a county prosecutor’s office, Taylor approaches every matter with a commitment to serving his clients’ strategic needs.

In addition to his developing litigation practice, Taylor contributes to BakerHostetler’s Blockchain Monitor, a blog committed to covering blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Columbia College Alumni Association
  • Federalist Society

Prior Positions

  • Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney's Office: Intern (2018)
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee: Legal Intern, Office of the General Counsel (2016)


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2018, cum laude; Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Executive Editor
  • B.A., Columbia University, 2014, cum laude


In The Blogs

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Blockchain Monitor
Global Blockchain Developments: Zero-Knowledge Proofs on Ethereum, New Foreign Regulatory Frameworks, Continued Enforcement Actions
By Simone O. Otenaike, Jaime B. Petenko, Taylor M. Thompson
November 2, 2018
In this issue: • Supply Chain and Banking Pilots Expand, Zero-Knowledge Proofs Meet Ethereum • Cryptocurrency Exchange Announcements, Malta Blockchain Laws Take Effect • Global Developments in Enforcement, Regulatory Frameworks and Court...
Blockchain Monitor
SEC Launches FinHub, FATF Publishes Guidance, Futures and Stablecoin Markets Mature
By Jonathan D. Blattmachr, Taylor M. Thompson, Joanna F. Wasick
October 26, 2018
In this issue: • SEC Launches FinHub, FATF Revises Cryptocurrency Guidance • Capital Markets Developments in Futures, Stablecoins, Custody, ICOs • Blockchain Enterprise Developments for Gold, Ports, BaaS and Developers SEC Launches FinHub...
Blockchain Monitor
Institutions Adopt Cryptocurrencies, CFTC Warns on Smart Contracts, "Crypto-sweep" Continues
By Brian P. Bartish, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Jordan R. Silversmith, Taylor M. Thompson
October 19, 2018
In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Capital Markets Announcements by Institutional and Startup Firms • Public and Private Blockchain Pilots Announced, CFTC Warns on Smart Contracts • Crack Down on ICOs Continues, U.S. Marshals Prepare to...
Blockchain Monitor
Blockchain Developments: Government, Wine, Journalism, Asset-Backed Tokens, SEC Enforcement and More
By Robert A. Musiala Jr., Simone O. Otenaike, Marc D. Powers, Taylor M. Thompson
October 12, 2018
In this issue: • U.S. and International Governments Address Smart Ports, Smart Cities, and Cryptocurrencies • Blockchain Enterprise Developments in Wine, Journalism, Real Estate and Mining • Blockchain Tokens Backed by Real-World Assets...