Kathryn Haun

Stanford University / Coinbase

Kathryn Haun advises tech companies and investment funds, and serves on the Board of Directors of Coinbase, where she chairs its Audit and Risk Committees. She teaches cryptocurrency and blockchain at Stanford Business School, and previously taught cryptocurrency and cybercrime at Stanford Law School. Kathryn has testified before both houses of Congress and speaks frequently on the intersection of technology and regulation, having appeared in Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Kathryn spent over a decade as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was DOJ’s first crypto coordinator, and led investigations into the Mt. Gox hack and the corrupt agents on the Silk Road task force. Before that she prosecuted RICO murders, organized crime, public corruption, gangs, and money laundering. She held senior positions at Justice Department headquarters in both the National Security Division and Attorney General's office. Kathryn is an Honors graduate of Stanford Law School and clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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