Kathryn Haun advises technology companies and investment funds, and serves on the Board of Directors of Coinbase, where she chairs its Audit and Risk Committees. In addition to lecturing at Stanford Business School, she taught cybercrime and cryptocurrency at Stanford Law School. Kathryn speaks frequently on security, privacy, and the intersection of technology and regulation at events ranging from Money2020 and RSA to SXSW. She has appeared in Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, and has testified before Congress. Her oped on hacking was recently published in The New York Times.
Kathryn spent over a decade as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where she focused on fraud, cybercrime, and corporate compliance failures alongside agencies such as the SEC, FBI, and Treasury. She was DOJ’s first-ever coordinator for digital assets, and led investigations into 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 an attorney 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.