Mr. Novak has over 22 years’ experience in the finance industry. He began his career in finance as a stock trader for Morgan Stanley and later attended law school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned his J.D. Mr. Novak thereafter obtained a post-doctoral master degree (LL.M.) in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University and began working in San Francisco for a firm specialized in investment banking. For the past 15 years, Mr. Novak has practiced financial law, and served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Legal Officer (CLO) to several startup and existing operating Companies, including serving as CLO for Core Scientific, Inc. His areas of focus primarily include complicated matters involving federal & state financial regulation, company formation and management.