Eric A.Love


New York + 1.212.326.3426

Eric Love represents financial institutions and multinational corporations in a wide variety of complex regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters. He counsels clients on U.S. securities and commodities law compliance, with particular emphasis on broker-dealers, investment advisers, and private investment funds (such as hedge, private equity, venture capital, and real estate funds).

Recognized by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in Fintech in 2019, Eric also focuses his practice on the dynamic and evolving areas of blockchain, digital currencies, and emerging payments, including the legal and regulatory issues facing money services businesses, payment systems, and electronic payments companies. He represents clients in connection with regulatory examinations and enforcement actions and advises financial institutions on litigation regarding securities, derivatives, and other financial products.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Eric was an associate at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. Before practicing law, he served as a special assistant at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and worked for the U.S. House of Representatives for six years in a number of positions, including as a senior legislative assistant for financial services.

Eric is active with pro bono matters and is currently representing clients in asylum proceedings. He also serves on the associate recruiting and diversity committees in the Firm's New York Office. Eric is a member of the New York State Bar Association's Private Investment Funds Subcommittee. He serves on the board of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.


  • GrafTech International Ltd. completes offering of $500 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of EAF steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrafTech Finance Inc., of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • JTC acquires NES Financial for up to $116 millionJones Day advised JTC PLC in the acquisition of NES Financial, a technology-enabled provider of specialist fund administration and treasury services recognized on the San Francisco Business Times top Bay Area fintech list, for up to $116 million.
  • Global lifestyle management company explores cryptocurrencies and prepaid access devicesJones Day advised a global lifestyle management company on federal and state regulations concerning the use of cryptocurrencies and prepaid access devices for luxury concierge services.
  • Global financial institution defends claims in VRDO mattersJones Day is defending a global financial institution in several matters related to its activities as remarketing agent for variable rate demand obligations (“VRDOs”) issued by agencies or units of state and local government.
  • IBM seeks advice on blockchain and smart contracts in global projectsJones Day is advising International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") on various global projects involving blockchain/digital currencies and smart contracts.
  • and tØ.com implement blockchain trading platform and respond to inquiries by FINRA and the SECJones Day represented and tØ.com in inquiries by FINRA and the SEC concerning plans to implement a blockchain trading platform, including issues regarding compliance with books and records, custody and trading obligations.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • Novemer 8, 2019
      FinCEN and State Money Transmitter Regulations for Virtual Currencies, Lawline Banking & Finance Law Webcast
    • May 15, 2019
      All Things Blockchain, NYC Blockchain Center
    • May 10, 2019
      Payments and currencies 2025, Blockchain Economic Forum 2019
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