Noah Qiao is a partner in the Investment Funds Regulatory Group. Noah regularly counsels private equity and crypto venture capital firms on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues related to investment management. He is a key member of the Firm’s crypto advisory practice and has significant experience helping clients navigate the rapidly evolving crypto regulatory landscape. He is also an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, where he teaches a class on crypto regulations.

Noah frequently advises private fund sponsors on SEC registration, fundraising, setting up compliance infrastructure for registered investment advisers, strategic transactions such as GP minority stake or acquisition, and SEC examinations and investigations. He also has experience advising clients on how the existing federal securities law framework, Investment Company Act of 1940 and Investment Advisers Act of 1940 apply to crypto lending platforms, crypto exchanges, DeFi protocols, NFTs, stablecoins, DAOs, web3 applications, and crypto VC funds and their sponsors. His significant legal experience in traditional investment management and deep knowledge in crypto allow him to offer unparalleled insights in the intersection of crypto investment management space.


Thought Leadership


Author, “How Can Stablecoins Evolve to Reach the Next Milestone?” Bloomberg Law, June 14, 2022


Speaker, “SEC Crypto Enforcement and Platform Policy,” PolicyPartner, September 8, 2022

Memberships & Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, Cornell Law School


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.
    Charles Evans Hughes Scholar
  • Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaM.B.A., Financewith Honors

    Director’s List (top 10%)

    First Year Honors

  • University of TorontoB.Com.