Kathryn Haun advises technology and financial services companies, and serves on the Board of Directors of Coinbase, the world’s leading digital asset platform. She taught cybercrime and cryptocurrency at Stanford Law School and will teach at Stanford Business School later this year. Kathryn speaks frequently on the intersection of technology and regulation, having appeared in Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and has testified before Congress.
Kathryn spent over a decade as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she focused on financial fraud, cybercrime, and corporate compliance failures, alongside agencies such as the SEC, FBI, IRS and FinCEN. She was DOJ’s first-ever coordinator for digital assets, and led investigations into BTC-e and the Mt. Gox hack, and the corrupt agents on the Silk Road task force. Before that she led prosecutions and jury trials involving organized crime, public corruption, RICO murders, gangs, and money laundering. She also held senior positions at Justice Department headquarters in both the National Security Division and as Counselor to the Attorney General where her portfolio included antitrust, tax, national security, and civil matters.
Prior to her government service, Kathryn was in private practice at Sidley Austin LLP. She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and is an Honors graduate of Stanford Law School where she served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review.