Brian klein, Board chair

Brian is a partner at the boutique litigation firm Baker Marquart LLP. His nationwide practice focuses on high-stakes criminal and regulatory defense and civil litigation matters. He has extensive experience representing digital currency and blockchain technology companies, entrepreneurs, and early adopters. He is the chair of the America Bar Association’s digital currency and blockchain technology conference, and serves as an advisor to BlockSeer, a blockchain analytics company. He formerly volunteered as the outside general counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation. He served as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles from 2007-2012 and teaches a federal criminal practice seminar at USC’s law school. He can be reached at [email protected]


Marcia Hofmann, Board Member

Marcia is founder and principal of Zeitgeist Law PC, a boutique law firm that focuses on computer security, electronic privacy, free expression, and intellectual property issues. She is also special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights advocacy organization based in San Francisco, California, and an adjunct professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Before starting her law practice, Marcia was a senior staff attorney at EFF focusing on digital civil liberties issues. In addition to cutting-edge litigation, her work included counseling and defending researchers, hackers and others who need help navigating the murky laws surrounding access to computers and digital information. She also co-founded EFF’s open government litigation project. She can be reached at [email protected]


Jerry Brito, Board member

Jerry Brito is executive director of Coin Center, the leading non-profit research and advocacy group focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin. He has testified several times before Congress and state legislatures about cryptocurrencies, and regularly holds briefings for and consultations with policy makers. He is the coauthor of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers, as well as other scholarly work on the regulation of cryptocurrencies. His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and elsewhere. He can be reached at [email protected]

grant fondo, BOARD MEMBER

Grant is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense Group and its Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and co-chair of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency Practice.  He advises and represents technology, blockchain, digital currency, private equity and venture capital clients in a wide range of regulatory, governmental, and litigation matters, including criminal defense. Before joining Goodwin, he served for nearly five years as a federal prosecutor in the Northern District of California, where he focused on prosecuting white collar crime, including money laundering, investment, bank, financial, health care and securities fraud, and drug trafficking. He works out of Goodwin’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, and may be reached at [email protected]

marjorie peerce, BOARD MEMBER

Marjorie J. Peerce is a partner at Ballard Spahr and focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory matters, and a complex civil litigation. She appears in New York state and federal courts, as well as in federal districts around the country. She has handled criminal and regulatory investigations concerning, for example, violations of the Internal Revenue Code, securities fraud, (including Bitcoins) the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act, government contract procurement and subsidy fraud, mail fraud, bribery, accounting fraud, government contract procurement, government subsidy fraud, immigration fraud, health care fraud, environmental matters, commodities fraud, computer fraud and hacking, and criminal customs investigations. She can be reached at [email protected]

Greg egan, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Greg is a Seattle-based attorney who has spent the last five years working with digital currency and online financial services companies. He served as Corporate Counsel and Operations for the Bitcoin Foundation. He was the primary legal resource for all aspects of the Foundation and assisted with its operational needs. Before then, he provided business counsel to technology companies, helping them navigate the legal and regulatory landscape of financial technology.