Jason Somensatto helps clients navigate complex and sensitive government investigations and related financial and securities litigation. He is global co-chair of Orrick's Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group.
has represented numerous individual and corporate clients in investigations by
the DOJ, SEC and other government regulators, as well as clients conducting and
participating in internal corporate investigations. Jason has particular
experience in financial and securities-related matters, many involving
international and cross-border business activities. Jason is also an
experienced trial lawyer and has litigated several cases through trial
involving claims ranging from insider trading to professional negligence.
has extensive knowledge of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Jason
wrote some of the earliest articles addressing the securities law issues facing
crypto asset developers, and he advises and defends clients in the industry
facing regulatory scrutiny and potential litigation. Jason is also a member of
the Digital Currency & Ledger Defense Coalition, which provides pro bono
services and submits amicus briefs in matters related to digital currencies and