Mr. Kraus represents individuals and businesses involved in governmental and regulatory investigations, state and federal litigation, and alternative dispute resolution related to the financial industry. Since 2017, Mr. Kraus has focused his practice on legal and regulatory issues surrounding digital assets (e.g., bitcoin). Among other clients, Mr. Kraus has advised digital asset exchanges and issuers, retail and institutional investors, developers, and traditional businesses in state and federal regulatory inquiries and settlements, class actions, and other litigation.  Mr. Kraus also frequently advises clients on business disputes and on compliance requirements facing the digital asset industry and commercial use of blockchain technology. Mr. Kraus has also developed significant experience tracing and judicially recovering stolen cryptocurrency, and is a frequent author and presenter on legal and regulatory topics related to digital assets. More generally, Mr. Kraus has significant experience resolving investor disputes and investigations regarding alleged misconduct by registered representatives (e.g., market manipulation, fraud, and violation of FINRA rules), as well as mana...

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  • Presentations & Teaching Experience
    • “The Biden EO: Six Months Later,” Law & Crypto, September 21, 2022
    • “Tornado Cash Sanctions,” Law & Crypto, September 6, 2022
    • “Insider Trading and SEC Jurisdiction,” Law & Crypto, July 26, 2022
    • “Grayscale vs. SEC,” Law & Crypto, July 12, 2022
    • “Analysis of the 2022 Bitcoin Crash,” Law & Crypto, June 21, 2022
    • “Analysis of OpenSea Insider Trading Lawsuit,” Law & Crypto, June 7, 2022
    • “A Legal Breakdown of UST,” Law & Crypto, May 24, 2022
    • “California’s Executive Order on Crypto; Recent SEC Hiring,” Law & Crypto, May 10, 2022
    • “Is Your Crypto a Security?” Law & Crypto, April 26, 2022
    • “Analysis of Uniswap Lawsuit,” Law & Crypto, April 19, 2022
    • “U.S. Treasury Department Developments,” Law & Crypto, April 12, 2022
    • “The Biden Executive Order on Digital Assets,” Law & Crypto, April 5, 2022
    • “What is Blockchain and Cryptocurrency? What Does it Mean For Your Business?” We Mean Business 2022 Virtual Conference, February 16, 2022
    • “High-Value International Recoveries,” OffshoreAlerts vGlobal 2021, December 8, 2021
    • “So You Want To Buy A Blockchain Company: Considerations for Corporate Transactions,” Blockchain @ Butzel, June 15, 2021
    • “The Dark Side of Crypto: Navigating Cybersecurity Incidents and Ransom Demands,” Blockchain @ Butzel, May 26, 2021
    • “Blockchain Take the Wheel: Potential Applications for Blockchain in the Automotive Industry,” Blockchain @ Butzel, April 13, 2021
    • “From Orange Groves to Blockchain: Financial Regulation of Digital Assets,” Blockchain @ Butzel, April 6, 2021
    • “Is Bitcoin illegal? Also, what’s a Bitcoin?: An Introduction to Digital Assets and Law,” Blockchain @ Butzel,” March 30, 2021
    • “Cybersecurity, Cryptocurrency and Trade Secrets: Protection, Legal Issues, and Business Applications,” German American Business Council of Michigan, March 16, 2021
    • “Bitcoin, Blockchain and Business: An Introduction for Small Businesses,” Small Business Association of Michigan, May 4, 2021
    • “Cryptocurrency and Evolving Regulations,” Michigan Law School Privacy Law and Technology Association, October 2020
    • “Blockchain: What is it and how is it used and regulated?” Federal Communications Bar Association, May 2020









University of Michigan Law School, JD, 2009

University of Michigan, BA, 2005

Prior Law Firm Experience

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Butzel Long PC

Practice Areas