Crypto and Criminal Law: Everything You Wanted to Know



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May 24, 2021
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About the Program

This dynamic panel will explore the utilization and impact of cryptocurrency in general crime, white collar, and quasi criminal matters. The panel will cover the use of crypto in dark net marketplaces and the role of unlicensed money services businesses. The panel will also discuss initial coin offerings, what makes disclosures adequate, and SEC oversight and enforcement. Finally, the panel will discuss the use of crypto in Ponzi schemes and will use specific case examples throughout the program.

?If you wanted to know the role of crypto in criminal and quasi criminal matters, this program is for you!

Cryptocurrency meaning, mining, crypto market, tax, crypto crash May 2021. Which crypto will survive the crash? What is Blockchain? What is NFT? Will crypto crash again? Economy, government regulations, Elon Musk Bitcoin & Dogecoin tweets. Criminal crypto activities, Bitcoin / crypto ban.

Meet the Speakers
Nina Marino



Nina regularly negotiates with and litigates against the U.S. Department of Justice, local district attorneys, and other government agencies in her defense of people investigated or charged with matters involving healthcare fraud, international extradition, cybercrime, money laundering, customs violations, tax crimes, Ponzi schemes, public corruption, and regulatory issues involving cryptocurrency.

Right from the start, clients understand that Nina takes their cases as personally as they do. Her presentations to prosecutors introduce new perspectives, compelling context, and workable paths to resolution.

Nina’s unconventional combination of care, integrity, and formidable lawyering has earned her national reputation and recognition. She discovers the shades of gray behind prosecutors’ black-and-white arguments to shine new light on her clients’ circumstances. Her team-driven, meticulously prepared strategies have repeatedly helped clients reach their objectives — from staying out of prison to defending allegations in trial.

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Keri Curtis Axel


Trial and Appellate Lawyer, Waymaker & Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Former SEC Enforcement Staff Attorney

Keri Curtis Axel is a trial and appellate lawyer who practices white-collar criminal and government enforcement defense, as well as complex civil litigation.

A former Assistant U.S. Attorney and former SEC enforcement staff attorney , Keri draws on her considerable government experience to help her clients navigate investigations and fight criminal charges around the country. Keri represents individuals and companies in investigations by state and federal agencies, including the DOJ, SEC, CFPB, FTC, and the California Attorney General.

She has defended clients in investigations involving allegations of securities, tax, money laundering, and consumer finance violations, and in public corruption matters. Keri also has substantial experience in cross-border criminal investigations, and in immigration and procurement fraud matters.

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Anna Winningham


Executive Vice President, Risk Control Strategies Former Special Agent for the FBI

Anna M. Winningham is a former Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During her 13-year tenure with the FBI, she served as a case agent and a Supervisory Special Agent, overseeing multiple long-term, complex investigations including organized crime, drug, counter-terrorism, kidnapping and extortion investigations. In her last assignment with the FBI, Ms. Winningham was the Supervisory Special Agent for the Crisis Response Squad of the Los Angeles Field Office. Her responsibilities included oversight and management of the Evidence Response Team, the Crisis Negotiations Team, the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) response components.

Ms. Winningham has an expertise in strategic planning and response, to include continuity of operations, disaster recovery, incident management, crisis resolution, and tactical response of security and crisis management operations. As a former FBI Special Agent, Ms. Winningham has received extensive training in the proper collection and preservation of evidence, to include electronic evidence, managing surveillance processes, and managing investigative interviews.

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Puneet Kakkar


Resident Legal Advisor, Gulf Region, U.S. Department of Justice
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