Mike Bombace Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8500

Email: mbombace@wlu.edu

Office: 436 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

E-commerce Practicum

Law of Financial Technology Seminar


BA, University of Colorado

JD, Washington and Lee University


Michael Bombace is a Financial Technology attorney, professor, advisor, and board member. He teaches the E-commerce Practicum and the Law of Financial Technology seminar at W&L Law. Michael advises several startups and is on the board of directors for the Government Blockchain Association where he served as their general counsel.

Michael focuses on payments, early-stage startup development, financial crimes, privacy, and information security compliance, and emerging regulatory frameworks around cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology. He writes and presents on all of these topics. He has worked at Booz Allen, Citi, Ripple, Shift Payments, Wyre, the Government Blockchain Association, and Abaxx Associates. He routinely advises early stage startups and large private companies on their product development, strategy, and regulatory obligations. He has advised government clients on dark markets and over-the-horizon thinking around national security with cryptocurrencies and Blockchain. He has also built compliance programs from scratch for Fintech startups, and helped develop Citi's review process for global launches of payment products.

Michael volunteers for the American Bar Association and was an early volunteer for Bitcoin.org. He received his JD from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.