Gabriel is an Associate on the Telecom team and the Co-Lead Associate on the Blockchain and Digital Assets team in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a Blockchain Law Professional as Certified by the Blockchain Council.
At Sheppard Mullin, Gabriel assists the Telecom team in all aspects of communications law and regulation including, satellites, spectrum, 5G implementation, media companies, and new technologies. He assists the Blockchain and Digital Assets team in legal issues relating to the use of blockchain technology, social media, internet, video games, online gambling, virtual goods and currency, social tokens, social networks, virtual worlds, the metaverse, augmented reality, money transmission, financial technologies, NFTs, and artificial intelligence. Gabriel also advises Cryptocurrency companies and exchanges in U.S. Federal Securities law and its application to various kinds of virtual currency and tokens.
Gabriel also advises companies on issues at the intersection of Intellectual Property and emerging technologies like NFTs. He has also advised blockchain-based video game companies, digital art collectors, and music industry players about how to abide by Federal Securities laws while instituting revenue sharing to NFT owners.
Gabriel is also involved in several Pro Bono matters including assisting the Consent Decree Monitor oversee the New Orleans Police Department’s implementation of Facial Recognition Technology.
During law school, he was an editor on the Georgetown Technology Law Review and was a student attorney in the Communications & Technology Law Clinic, where he worked on children’s privacy issues. He also interned in the Cyber Unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission where he investigated cryptocurrency fraud. Additionally, he interned in the Office of the Field Director at the Federal Communication Commission and at a Washington, D.C. based Intellectual Property Litigation Boutique where he worked on Patent and Trademark issues.
Consumer Finance and Fintech Blog
- "CFPB Takes Action Against Purchaser of Structured Settlements," January 5, 2022
- "OCC Chief Counsel Clarifies Bank Authority to Engage in Crypto," December 1, 2021
- "Banking Agencies Provide Crypto-Asset Roadmap as a Result of Interagency “Policy Sprints”," November 24, 2021
- "President’s Working Group Releases Report on Stablecoins," November 5, 2021
Government Contracts & Investigations Blog
Member, Federal Communications Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association, Forum on Air & Space Law
Member, American Bar Association, Forum on Communications Law
Member, Blockchain Council
Member, National Arab American Bar Association
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2021
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2017
- District of Columbia