Linda Odom is a Partner at K&L Gates LLP in Washington, D.C. She is a technology and regulatory attorney with an emphasis on representing banks, payments, fintech and cryptocurrency companies from start-ups to industry leaders. Ms. Odom has handled a myriad of complex national and global agreements for payments companies, banks, fintechs, retailers, program managers, processors, crypto exchanges and other cryptocurrency service providers. She has helped numerous emerging and traditional payments and fintech companies structure their payments products and services to maximize revenue, minimize their regulatory footprint, and reduce fraud losses. She also helps merchants with their processor, acquiring bank and payment card network relationships. She is a frequent speaker on emerging payments and fintech, cryptocurrency and cannabis payments issues.