Bethany Krystek is an associate in the Corporate department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington D.C. office. She is a member of the Global Fintech & Payment Group and focuses on regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters relating to bank and non-bank financial institutions. Ms. Krystek provides routine guidance on regulatory issues within the banking and payments space, including on anti-money laundering, national bank charters, state and federal money transmission, and cryptocurrency-related matters. She also advises financial and non-financial firms on issues related to economic sanctions and trade controls. Ms. Krystek also represents individuals and entities in enforcement actions before state and federal regulatory bodies.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2018
  • University of Southern California, B.S. (cum laude), 2014

Engagement & Publications

  • Published in the Federal Communications Law Journal

Practice Areas

Global Trade Controls

Financial Services

Government Affairs

Fintech and Payments




New York Bar

District of Columbia Bar


The George Washington University Law School, J.D. 2018

USC Marshall School of Business, B.S. 2014

University of Southern California, B.S. 2014