Emily Hayes

Head of Financial Industry Practice

Emily Hayes first began at Ziliak Law in the fall of 2016 and is now an Associate. Emily’s practice focuses on the financial industry. Her interests lie in securities and commodities law and policy as well as business formation and capitalization. She assists Ziliak Law’s clients with a variety of projects, including the creation of private investment funds, investment manager and investment adviser creation and compliance, broker dealer creation and compliance, and commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor creation and compliance.

Emily also works in the Blockchain Practice at Ziliak Law. She predominantly counsels clients on their money services business and money transmitter registration obligations and assists with applying for money transmitter licenses.

She also advises clients on their Bank Secrecy Act obligations, including drafting anti-money laundering compliance policies and procedures.

Prior to joining the Ziliak Law team, Emily was a Summer Honors Law Clerk at the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Chicago, IL. As a law student, Emily was a senior editor of the Loyola International Law Journal. She also received a Certificate in Tax Law and won the Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Award for the highest grade in her Business Law Seminar.

Emily earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and her B.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

In her free time, Emily is a member of the Associate Board of Heartland Alliance, an organization that serves those that are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety by providing health care, housing, job counseling, and legal services.

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Loyola University, JD

Georgetown University, BS

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