Partner Spotlight- William Kraus

Feb 22, 2023
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Partner Spotlight – William Kraus

How long have you practiced law and what is your practice area?

I am a financial services litigator focusing on digital assets and blockchain technology. I have practiced law for 13 years, primarily working for law firms in Chicago and Detroit.

Who is your typical client?

My typical clients are businesses or individuals in the digital asset industry, such as exchanges, token issuers, entrepreneurs, or investors.

Generally, my clients are involved in litigation relating to digital assets or are the subject of governmental investigations or inquiries. Others may require advice in navigating the legal and regulatory complexities of the sector.

I also assist traditional companies looking to incorporate digital assets or blockchain technology into their operations. This could involve promoting NFTs, accepting bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as a form of payment, or building centralized blockchain systems.  At the same time, I represent businesses in the financial services industry with litigation and governmental matters.

How would you describe the FinTech and Blockchain practice area at FisherBroyles?

I’ve found the Firm’s FinTech and Blockchain practice to be made up of truly world-class lawyers with deep experience in the law and regulation of digital assets.

Recently, I’ve found that given the popularity and explosive growth of this area of the law, many firms claim to have experience in this practice.  In reality, few actually do; indeed, it barely existed ten years ago!

In contrast, FisherBroyles’ practice is the genuine article. It is simply the most well-rounded and knowledgeable practice I have encountered in the space.

How is it different from previous law firms you have worked at?

The level of organization and collaboration at the Firm really sets it apart. Attorneys here work together effectively and create synergies – enabling FisherBroyles to better meet the needs of our clients.

With digital assets adoption set to proliferate in the years to come, I expect the Firm to continue to secure business that competitors cannot service effectively.

Have you been able to grow/build your personal practice since joining the Firm? If so, how and has the Firm’s model enabled that?

While I only joined the Firm recently, I have already been able to expand my practice in several ways. First, FisherBroyles’ deep bench of attorneys has allowed me to take on work I previously would have had to refer out.

Second, I have had the opportunity to assist various pre-existing FisherBroyles clients with digital asset matters, giving me the opportunity to expand my experience and network further.

Finally, the Firm’s full-service capabilities mean I can reach out to former (and current) clients and pitch them on representation I couldn’t offer previously – a further opportunity to grow my practice.


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