Walch is an Associate Professor at the St. Mary’s University School of Law. Her research focuses on money and the law, blockchain technologies, governance of emerging technologies, financial stability and crisis lawmaking. She has presented her research at Harvard Law School and with the Modern Money Network at Columbia Law School, among others. Her current piece, The Bitcoin Blockchain as Financial Market Infrastructure: A Consideration of Operational Risk, is forthcoming in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy.
Prior to joining the faculty at St. Mary’s, Walch practiced corporate law at the firm of Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, where her practice included venture capital, life sciences and emerging companies work. After Ropes & Gray, she served as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University. While at Harvard, she advised on general transactional matters and federal grants for international projects.
Walch also practiced transactional law in London, where she worked in-house for Sainsbury’s (a large British supermarket chain) and served as general counsel for Brand Events, a venture-backed consumer events company that produced premier events (Taste of London, Top Gear Live) around the world.