Kathryn HaunU.S. Dept. of Justice, Stanford University
Please note: Kathryn will be speaking in her personal, not official capacity.
Based in San Francisco, Kathryn Haun is a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and is its first-ever coordinator for emerging financial technologies. Since 2006, she has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, first in the Washington D.C. area and later in San Francisco, California. She has investigated and prosecuted hundreds of violations of federal criminal law in U.S. courts, with a focus on organized crime syndicates, cybercrime, the Dark Net, and fraud. Kathryn speaks frequently to international and domestic audiences on the intersection of emerging technologies and government regulation. In addition to her role at the Justice Department, she teaches Stanford Law School’s first-ever course on Cybercrime and Digital Currency and is frequently called on by U.S. and international policymakers for her expertise in these areas.
She has successfully investigated and prosecuted corporate compliance failures, and negotiated criminal resolutions with Fortune 500 tech companies. Kathryn has also served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, including RICO murder and organized crime cases, all to successful verdict, and led several high-profile, complex investigations including against Ripple Labs, Inc. and against the former federal agents investigating the Silk Road marketplace.
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