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Keith Miller

Perkins Coie LLP - New York
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Keith Miller
Perkins Coie LLP - New York
New York,

An accomplished and passionate securities enforcement and white-collar criminal defense lawyer, Keith Miller is nationally 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 Perkins Coie’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.

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 at Harvard Law School for a course on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Fintech Regulation.


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.

Professional Recognition

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense, 2021
  • Named in Business Insider's “19 Crypto and Blockchain-Focused Lawyers Who Are Inking Deals, Fighting Lawsuits, and Navigating Fast-Evolving Regulations
  • Listed in Expert Guides, "World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers," 2012 – present
  • Listed in Global Law Experts - Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency Lawyer of the Year in New York, 2022 and 2023
  • Listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 – White Collar Criminal Defense, 2022 and 2023
  • White Collar Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, Member, 2014

Professional Leadership

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Kellogg School of Management Executive Leadership Program, 2014
  • Former White Collar & Investigations Global Chair, Perkins Coie
  • Former New York Office Managing Partners, Perkins Coie
  • Working Mother Best Law Firm for Women, Advisory Board Member
  • Digital Currency & Ledger Defense Coalition, Participating Lawyer
  • Chamber of Digital Commerce, 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
  • Cadwalader, 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. 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • New England School of Law, J.D., 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

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