Professional Biography
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An accomplished and passionate securities enforcement and white-collar criminal defense lawyer, Keith Miller is recognized for his successful advocacy for his clients in a wide variety of federal and state forums across the country, particularly in the area of cryptocurrency and securities litigation. A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement lawyer, Keith represents clients in high-stakes civil litigation and criminal and regulatory investigation matters, including those involving the SEC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and state authorities. 

Keith is one of the founders of the firm’s Blockchain, Digital Assets & Custody industry group, now known as the firm’s Fintech industry group, which was launched in 2013. He has been instrumental in shaping industry-related legislation, appearing before the SEC, DOJ, and Washington and New York state courts, as well as Canada’s Senate Committee of Banking, Trade, and Commerce, to address laws and regulations surrounding digital assets and blockchain technology. He has represented numerous clients in connection with government investigations and litigations involving cryptocurrency, including companies that have sold tokens, international and domestic trading platforms, and advisers. Keith has handled over a dozen investigations and has been involved in some of the most significant cryptocurrency-related litigations.

Performing independent investigations, Keith has also handled high-profile matters pertaining to anti-money laundering (AML), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), insider trading, private and public company disclosures, and Ponzi schemes, just to name a few.

Keith is the author of the chapter “Regulatory Litigation With the SEC” in the leading treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Fifth Edition), which discusses many aspects of litigating a case against the SEC. Given his extensive experience, Keith is often requested to speak at various events and was most recently invited to be a guest lecturer in the Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Fintech course at Harvard Law School.

Keith has held several firm leadership positions, including managing partner of the firm’s New York office and chair of the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice. His clients vary widely from early-stage digital asset and cryptocurrency-related companies and their founders to some of the world’s leading financial institutions, including investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisers, and commercial banks, as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Virtual Currency Report

Focusing on the Law and Regulation of Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies

Insight on the complex regulatory, enforcement, investment and consumer protection issues arising in the virtual currency ecosystem.


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Digital Asset SEC Timeline

A Timeline of Selected Digital Asset-Related SEC Guidance, Speeches, and Enforcement Actions Issued Post-DAO Report.


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CFTC Crypto Charges & Settlements Timeline

A Timeline of Selected Commodities Future Trading Commission Releases, Containing Enforcement Actions as well as Non-Litigation-Related Public Statements or Reports.


Professional Recognition

Professional Leadership

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Kellogg School of Management Executive Leadership Program, 2014
  • White Collar & Investigations Practice, Former Chair
  • Working Mother Best Law Firm for Women, Advisory Board Member
  • Digital Currency & Ledger Defense Coalition, Participating Lawyer
  • American Bar Association, Securities Litigation Committee

Related Employment

  • Paul Hastings LLP, New York, NY, Partner
  • K&L Gates LLP, New York, NY, Partner
  • Cadwalder, Wickersham & Taft LLP, New York, NY, Counsel, Associate
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Northeast Regional Office, Broker-Dealer Enforcement and Interpretations, Branch Chief, Staff Attorney 






Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • State University of New York at Albany, M.A., 1987
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1986