Nelson M.

Mr. Rosario is an attorney with a diverse set of skills and experience gained from working in private practice for multiple IP boutique law firms in Chicago, for the legal department of a large multi-national consumer electronics corporation, and for a federal magistrate judge. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rosario worked as an election official for a government agency. Mr. Rosario’s practice has a strong focus on intellectual property, particularly patents and trademarks, and in legal issues related to blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Mr. Rosario has a background in computer science, and he writes and speaks regularly on emerging technology issues relevant to attorneys and entrepreneurs. In addition, Mr. Rosario teaches a class called “Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Law” at Illinois Tech, Chicago-Kent College of Law covering the legal and technology issues surrounding the blockchain space.


Illinois Tech – Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD
Florida State University, BS in Computer Science
University of Minnesota, BA in History and Political Science

Selected publications and speaking engagements

“Current USA Regulatory Environment for Blockchain Companies,” Invited Speaker at IE Law School in Madrid, Spain, July 2018
“Can Blockchains Safeguard Elections?” In the Mesh, April 2018
“What’s in a Name? From Bitcoin to Blockchain to Distributed Ledger,” CoinDesk, February 2017

Mr. Rosario is the founder and organizer of BLOC (Blockchain Lawyers of Chicago), a blockchain networking group in Chicago.