Andrew "Drew" Hinkes, Esq., is a co-founder and General Counsel of Athena Blockchain, a start-up investment bank focused on tokenized securities. Drew was appointed as an adjunct Professor by the NYU Stern Business School and the NYU School of Law, where he co-teaches "Blockchains, Digital Currencies and the Future of the Financial Services Industry."
Mr. Hinkes has been quoted and featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Barrons, Christian Science Monitor, MIT Technology Review, Bloomberg BNA, Miami Herald, McClatchy’s, and various industry press regarding crypto assets and blockchain technology, and regularly speaks at legal, technology industry, and academic conferences. Previously, Drew was a Partner at Chambers-rated Florida law firm Berger Singerman LLP. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Hinkes worked in technology audit and continuity of business capacities for Citibank and consulted on various technology projects. He holds an A.B. in History from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D. from the University of Miami.