Helen Wong

CITP Affiliate


Helen Wong is director of Fintech and Payments at Discover Financial Services. In this role, she provides strategic advice regarding payments and financial technology issues, including mobile payments and emerging payment and commerce platforms. Ms. Wong was previously an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. Her work at the FTC focused on consumer protection enforcement actions involving financial technology issues, including mobile payments,crowd-funding, and cryptocurrencies. She has acted as the lead attorney on a number of cases, including the FTC’s first Bitcoin-related case and the first crowdfunding case. Ms. Wong has spoken at numerous conferences on these issues including the National Association of Attorney Generals’ Conference, the DC Blockchain Summit, George Washington Law School Fintech Forum, and TEDx Northwestern. Prior to joining the FTC, she was an associate at the law firm of White & Case. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Georgetown University Law Center.