Law Firm Perkins Coie Adds Ex-CFTC Counsel to Dedicated Crypto, Blockchain Group

U.S. international law firm Perkins Coie (PC) announced it had hired a former counsel for the country’s commodities regulator to work in its blockchain practice in a press release Nov. 6. Kari Larsen, who previously worked at the Division of Enforcement of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), will now be based at PC’s Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency industry group. The group originally formed in 2013, with PC keen to gain an understanding of the complex legal landscape which continues to evolve around cryptocurrency and related tokens in the…