Law firm Gunderson Dettmer announced the appointment of Benjamin Buckwalter as partner in its corporate and securities practice.

Buckwalter will focus on regulatory and compliance support for companies and funds in fintech and will leverage his experience to support clients focused on cryptocurrency.

Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Buckwalter was chief compliance officer at Andreessen Horowitz.

Buckwalter has focused on financial regulatory and compliance issues for more than 15 years. During his time with Andreessen Horowitz, Buckwalter helped with the firm’s registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser in 2019.

He assisted venture capital and growth equity funds interested in digital asset investments in navigating regulations, including registration under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.