Brian Klein is partner at the Los Angeles-based boutique litigation firm Baker Marquart LLP. There, his practice focuses on high-stakes criminal and regulatory defense and civil litigation matters in state and federal court. He has extensive experience representing clients involved with Bitcoin, including many prominent early adopters and well-known start-ups. He formerly volunteered as the outside general counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation. He has spoken about Bitcoin around the world at, among other places, global law firms, major payments and technology companies, and conferences for Bitcoin industry members and legal professionals. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles from 2007-2012 and teaches a federal criminal practice seminar at USC’s law school.