As a partner with the Washington D.C. office of Steptoe Johnson LLP, Jason Weinstein has enjoyed a busy career as a litigator, focusing on white-collar defense and government investigations pertaining to privacy, cybersecurity, and financial technologies. He is a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as lead counsel in many jury trials.
Weinstein is also a sought-out expert among various industries seeking advice on cybersecurity risks and cyber-attacks. Here he provides crisis management support as well as litigation and regulatory proceedings defense pre and post security breaches.
Amid rapid shifts in today’s tech milieu, he and his legal partner Alan Cohn are now actively involved with a niche legal practice at Steptoe Johnson addressing issues tied to Blockchain technologies. Below is our interview with Weinstein on the evolving nature of this legal landscape and what it portends for blockchain’s future trajectory.
On legal practice formation…
“Our blockchain practice at Steptoe actually started about two and a half years ago. During that time, we’ve represented companies from virtually every part of the bitcoin ecosystem. But now we’re expanding the practice —