In this episode of MoForecast, Morrison & Foerster partner James Koukios speaks with fellow partners Dario de Martino and Brian Kidd about what to expect in cryptocurrency regulation under the Biden Administration.

The MoForecast podcast series, produced by global law firm Morrison & Foerster, looks into what we saw in the legal landscape under the Trump administration and how policies might change under President Biden by leveraging the firm’s decades of private practice experience and insight from former government roles. Discover more MoForecast episodes.

About the Speakers

James Koukios is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White Collar Defense Group and serves as co-head of the FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption Practice. James represents companies and individuals in high‑stakes government enforcement actions and complex internal investigations. He previously served as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he was the lead prosecutor in two landmark FCPA related trials: United States v. Esquenazi and United States v. Duperval. While at DOJ, James also served as lead prosecutor in United States v. AEY Inc., a defense procurement fraud and export licensing case that served as the basis for the 2016 film War Dogs. He also previously served as Special Counsel to then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III.

James is joined in this episode by:

  • Dario de Martino, partner in Morrison & Foerster’s New York office and co-chair of the firm’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts group
  • Brian Kidd, partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office and former Chief of DOJ’s Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit

The Morrison & Foerster team is made up of talented defense lawyers, including many who once served as prosecutors and regulators. The team helps firm clients resolve their legal issues by immersing themselves in how their clients think and operate. Learn more about the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Defense and Blockchain + Smart Contracts groups.