Ilya Beylin joined Jackson Ross PLLC in 2016. Ilya was formerly in-house general counsel at AngelList, which provides online platforms for matching startups with investors and with employees. As general counsel, he prepared the strategic roadmap for a highly regulated online business and designed automation for the legally-intensive venture capital process. The platform has deployed over $350 million into technology startups and serves over 500,000 active job seekers. He has handled all areas of the legal stack: developing investment products; effectuating dozens of transactions a month; advising on corporate governance, tax, employee, privacy, IP and other topics; managing external counsel; and coordinating internal and external stakeholders.
Ilya has been a fellow at Columbia Law School, where he ran the blog on corporate governance, securities regulation, and kindred topics as well as researched financial products and technology. Before CLS, Ilya was an associate working on corporate and financial regulatory matters at Sidley Austin and Sullivan & Cromwell. As an associate for over five years, he worked on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters for a range of clients including several FinTech startups. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, and graduated with Honors, Order of the Coif from the University of Chicago Law School in 2008. Prior to law school, Ilya worked as a consultant and programmer at Bates White LLC.
He graduated from Stanford with a B.A.S. in Computer Science and American Studies in 2003. At the level between professional and personal, he enjoys thinking broadly about policy, imagining how technology can create new products and reduce frictions, and recognizing craftsmanship and elegance in an agreement or an argument.