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Benjamin Sauter

Benjamin Sauter defends clients in the cryptocurrency and commodity derivatives industries against government enforcements actions. He has represented companies and individuals in the crypto industry ranging from major exchanges to proprietary trading firms to company founders and executives. He is often deployed in a special-counsel role to enhance negotiation with regulators and prepare for contested litigation. He is also active in the asset recovery practice. Before joining Kobre & Kim, Sauter clerked for Judge Fortunato P. Benavides in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Chief Judge Sarah S. Vance in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He received his JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.

January 2022

Is the CFTC expanding its powers over crypto without authorization from Congress?

The CFTC is asserting greater regulatory powers over the crypto industry than ever before. But does the agency have the statutory backing to do so?

May 2021

How NFTs could trigger lawsuits and anti-money laundering regulation

Non-fungible tokens may be a boon for art and sports collectibles, but the technology is also spawning a host of thorny regulatory and legal issues.
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