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Ethan Mora

Venable LLP
Los Angeles, CA USA
Ethan Mora is a former Venable LLP summer associate who is currently developing a practice involving both litigation and transactional work.
Mr. Mora's litigation practice is multi-faceted. While he primarily represents and advises clients in labor and employment disputes, he has also been involved in matters concerning both products liability and complex commercial issues.
Mr. Mora's transactional work is guided by his deep understanding of blockchain-based technology, which he has acquired through years of personal engagement with crypto-assets and the crypto community. He specializes in advising clients interested in blockchain solutions on topics such as capital fundraising (specifically, Initial Coin Offerings), corporate formation, corporate structuring, and a myriad of other compliance-related issues specific to crypto-assets.
While in law school, Mr. Mora worked as a research assistant for Professor Joseph DiMento. In that capacity, he conducted research for and drafted portions of a Land Use Regulation casebook called Land Use Regulation: Cases and Materials (Wolters Kluwer, 5th ed., 2017). Mr. Mora's contributions focused primarily on emerging land use issues, namely, zoning concerns related to hydraulic fracturing operations and cannabis-related businesses.
Mr. Mora also worked as a certified law student in the UC Irvine Community & Economic Development Clinic during his time in law school. There, he assisted a nonprofit public benefit corporation in securing financing for a cultural arts center in Santa Ana, California, and he drafted fiduciary agreements, corporate bylaws, and a real property purchase and sale agreement. Mr. Mora also applied for and obtained multiple state and federal grants that funded water and sewer infrastructure projects and provided emergency clean drinking water to low-income individuals in the Coachella Valley.
Mr. Mora's pro-bono efforts have been focused on bettering K-12 education in California. During law school, he became well-versed in the intricacies of California's general and special education funding schemes. As a board member of the Under-Represented Students Alliance ("uRSA") at UC Irvine School of Law, he organized and moderated cross-disciplinary discussions aimed at coordinating the efforts of educators and attorneys to positively impact California's school system.