In this episode of The Crypto Exchange, Troutman Pepper Partner Ethan Ostroff welcomes his colleague Mike Lowe to discuss crypto enforcement actions, including criminal enforcement actions related to cryptocurrency. Mike shares his experience in crypto enforcement during his lengthy tenure as a federal prosecutor.

Ethan and Mike also discuss the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) history of crypto enforcement, statutes the DOJ uses to charge crypto fraud cases, as well as several crypto-related fraud cases prosecuted by the DOJ. Ethan and Mike further explore the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) civil enforcement actions and how heavily it relies upon the anti-touting provisions of the Securities Act when filing complaints. Lastly, Mike shares his thoughts on what our listeners might expect from the DOJ and the SEC regarding enforcement actions going forward.

Transcript: Crypto Enforcement Actions (PDF)