Many of the legal engagements I work on don't have clear answers. I do the best I can to make the issues clear, and I help clients to steer away from the more obvious dangers, but ultimately there's a degree of uncertainty when people are forging a new path with technology. That's why it's critically important that everyone have a voice when it comes to cutting-edge tech law.

I've never worked on a team where there wasn't some contribution from one of the people. Even the most junior lawyer, or even summer student, can add something to a team. If the only perspective someone shares is that of how a non-expert might perceive something, that's also valuable, since framing and narrative are often important in legal strategy.

Blockchain law is not an area for prima donnas. It's easy for anyone to stay humble when you see how complicated the issues can be, often crossing multiple specialties. I learn new things all the time and I'm sure if I kept doing this for a hundred years I'd be learning every day. Complex law is best done by teams that keep their eyes and ears open for feedback, criticism, new ideas, and new contributions to the final product.