Kathryn Haun is a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. Since 2006, she has served as Assistant U.S. Attorney, first in the Washington D.C. area and now in San Francisco, California. She has investigated and prosecuted hundreds of violations of federal criminal law in U.S. courts, with a focus on transnational and organized crime syndicates, the deep web, money laundering, virtual and digital currency providers and – alongside parallel SEC and FinCEN civil enforcement actions – their compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act. Kathryn has substantial experience litigating privacy issues relating to electronic surveillance and location-based services, and is a frequent speaker at international and domestic conferences on government enforcement actions. She works closely with European law enforcement and regulatory bodies, including EUROPOL and the European Cybercrime Center.

She has successfully investigated and prosecuted corporate compliance failures, and negotiated criminal resolutions with Fortune 100 tech and telecom companies. Kathryn has also served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, including RICO murder, all to successful verdict, and led several high profile, complex investigations including against the former federal agents investigating the Silk Road marketplace.

Kathryn previously held senior positions in the Justice Department, including Counselor to Attorney General Michael Mukasey and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Prior to that, she was in private practice with Sidley Austin LLP, clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and was an Honors graduate of Stanford Law School. In addition to her role at the Justice Department, Kathryn has been asked to teach Digital Currency and Cybercrime at Stanford University beginning in 2016.