Geoffrey Aronow is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Sidley Austin LLP. He has served as counsel for over 30 years in a wide variety of government enforcement investigations and proceedings before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal regulatory agencies. He also advises clients on compliance with regulatory requirements and related training. He has been advising clients with regard to the impact of these agencies’ regulatory schemes on various crypto and virtual asset ventures. He served as director of enforcement at the CFTC from 1995 to 1999, and in a variety of senior positions at the SEC, including general counsel, from 2013 to 2014. He was selected as a ‘Leading Lawyer in Derivatives Law, Securities Regulation and Litigation – Securities’ by The Best Lawyers in America, and has taught futures and derivatives law at the law schools at Catholic University of America and The George Washington University. He is a 1980 graduate of Yale Law School and a 1976 summa cum laude graduate of Yale College.