Alan Cohn, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Counsel, Blockchain Alliance

Alan Cohn is Of Counsel at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, co-chair of the firm’s Blockchain and Digital Currency practice, and counsel to the Blockchain Alliance, a public-private forum for blockchain companies to engage with law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Alan counsels companies on cybersecurity, blockchain and distributed ledger technology, and national security issues. He previously served in senior policy and management positions at the US Department of Homeland Security for almost a decade, most recently as the Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Planning, Analysis & Risk and second-in- charge overall of the DHS Office of Policy. Alan serves as an advisor to several blockchain companies, including companies focused on blockchain transaction analysis, identity validation, enterprise blockchain applications, and device authentication for the Internet of Things.