Connect and collaborate with government leaders at the forefront of the fight against crypto crime

TRM’s Crypto Summit brings together leaders in law enforcement, national security, and regulation for a dynamic day of discussion and networking. Join us in the heart of Washington, D.C. for expert-led sessions and deep-dives into the latest threats and mitigation efforts shaping the crypto landscape.

Attend keynotes, breakouts, and briefings on the topics defining cryptocurrency governance

Network with peers from the world’s leading public sector agencies and organizations

Hear expert analysis on the latest threats in crypto and preview new tools to advance disruptions

Featured Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced

Andrea Gacki

Andrea Gacki

Director of FinCEN

Andrea Gacki

Director of FinCEN

Kevin Higgins

Kevin Higgins

Former Senior Intelligence Community Executive

Kevin Higgins

Former Senior Intelligence Community Executive

Jarod Koopman

Jarod Koopman

Executive Director of Cyber and Forensic Services, IRS-CI

Jarod Koopman

Executive Director of Cyber and Forensic Services, IRS-CI

Jarod Koopman was named the Executive Director of Cyber and Forensics for IRS-Criminal Investigation in June 2021. In this capacity, Jarod established a new investigative section within CI and continues to focus priority on cybercrime and digital forensics. His primary function is the oversight and management of all cyber-related activities at a global level. This consists of close interaction with public/private sector, industry, and other law enforcement partners both domestic and international.

Jarod began his career in 2001 as a Special Agent in New York before being selected to the Accelerated Senior Leadership Program (ASLP) in 2011.  As such, Jarod took multiples roles involving increasing levels of leadership – Supervisor (New York), Senior Analyst (Washington DC), Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Chicago), Special Agent in Charge (Detroit) and Director of Cyber Crimes (Washington DC).

Mike Prado

Mike Prado

Deputy Assistant Director, HSI, DHS Cyber Crimes Center (C3)

Mike Prado

Deputy Assistant Director, HSI, DHS Cyber Crimes Center (C3)

Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen

Section Chief, DEA

Minh Nguyen

Section Chief, DEA

Minh Nguyen is the Deputy Chief of DEA's Cyber Unit based out of DEA Headquarters in Arlington.  With 26 years and counting, he has extensive experience with international counter-narcotics operations, serving over 10 years in overseas assignments.  His duty stations with the DEA include: New York, Miami, Austria, Philadelphia, and Thailand.  

Trevor McAleenan

Trevor McAleenan

Special Agent, IRS-CI

Trevor McAleenan

Special Agent, IRS-CI

Cole Evans

Cole Evans

Special Agent, HSI 

Cole Evans

Special Agent, HSI 

Special Agent (SA) Cole Evans joined Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in 2016 and began working narcotics smuggling investigations in San Diego, California.  Shortly thereafter SA Evans led investigations targeting Darkweb Narcotics vendors located in Southern California with successful convictions of DNM vendors “Superboss” and “Arctic”.  SA Evans is currently assigned to SAC San Diego Cyber Intrusion Group and investigates Network Intrusion crimes and Decentralized Finance hacks.  

Prior to joining HSI, SA Evans served as an officer in the US Navy as a PlatoonCommander at Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 located in Coronado, California.  SA Evans served as Commander Task Unit 56.1.1 whiledeployed to CENTCOM AOR.  SA Evans holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy.

Callie Brutcher

Callie Brutcher

Blockchain Intelligence Analyst, TRM Labs (Former FBI)

Callie Brutcher

Blockchain Intelligence Analyst, TRM Labs (Former FBI)

Ari Redbord

Ari Redbord

Global Head of Policy,
TRM Labs (Former DOJ and Treasury) 

Ari Redbord

Global Head of Policy,
TRM Labs (Former DOJ and Treasury) 

Ari Redbord is the Global Head of Policy at TRM Labs. Prior to joining TRM, Ari was the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Treasury. Ari worked with teams from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and other Treasury components to use sanctions and other regulatory tools to effectively safeguard the financial system from illicit use by terrorist financiers, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, drug kingpins, and other rogue actors, including Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela. In addition, Ari worked closely with regulators, the Hill and the interagency on issues related to the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency, and anti-money laundering strategies. Prior to Treasury, Ari was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for eleven years where he investigated and prosecuted terrorism, espionage, threat finance, cryptocurrency, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking cases.

Chris Janczewski

Chris Janczewski

Head of Global Investigations, TRM Labs (Former IRS-CI)

Chris Janczewski

Head of Global Investigations, TRM Labs (Former IRS-CI)

Chris leads a team of unmatched investigative talent from former law enforcement and private sector organizations, including U.S. Secret Service, FBI, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), UK’s National Crime Agency, and Federal Police of Brazil. Prior to joining TRM, Chris spent 13 years at the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI) as a special agent. Chris led some of the most notorious cryptocurrency-related criminal investigations including the largest seizure in government history and the “Welcome to Video” takedown. Chris was instrumental in establishing an inter-agency cryptocurrency strike force with the Washington, D.C. United States Attorney’s Office and has briefed policy makers at the highest levels of government on cryptocurrency and cyber issues. Additionally, Chris and his team’s case work and methodologies were cited extensively in DOJ’s “Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework”. Chris was a recipient of the Secretary’s Honor Award, from the Secretary of the Treasury (2020), Chief’s Investigative Excellence, from Chief, IRS-CI (2020), and the Meritorious Service Award, from the Secretary of the Treasury (2019).

Jennifer Vander Veer

Jennifer Vander Veer

Head of Product, TRM Labs (Former FBI) 

Jennifer Vander Veer

Head of Product, TRM Labs (Former FBI) 

Jennifer Vander Veer is the Product Strategy Lead at TRM Labs. In this role, she applies her deep knowledge of law enforcement capability requests on a global scale and catalyzes that information under a unified platform where law enforcement partners can bolster their investigative capabilities. Prior to joining TRM, Vander Veer was a Special Agent with the FBI, where she specialized in cyber matters and was a subject matter expert in blockchain intelligence and cryptocurrency tracing on the FBI’s Virtual Currency Response Team. In her 14 years at the FBI, she led investigations into foreign and domestic criminal activities ranging from state-sponsored network intrusions and economic espionage to major cryptocurrency exchange compromises and ransomware attacks leading to several arrests and seizures of millions of dollars of cryptocurrency. Before joining the FBI, she developed and oversaw the e-commerce division of a retail chain in New England and worked with the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories and Silicon Graphics. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.S in Engineering from Swarthmore College, and GIAC GCIH and GSEC certifications.

Agenda at a Glance

Sessions begin at 9:30am and conclude with a networking happy hour at 5:00pm.

Arrival, Registration, and Coffee
REACH Lobby

09:00 AM

Welcome and Morning Sessions Kickoff
Studio K

09:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

Law Enforcement and NatSec Fusion on the Counter-Drug Fight and Crypto

Panel Discussion

In conversation with Andrea Gacki, Director of FinCEN

Fireside Chat

Morning Networking Break

USSS Case Presentation

Case Presentation

Unpacking the Hive Ransomware Disruption

Case Presentation

Lunch and Networking
Skylight Pavillion

12:00 PM

Afternoon Sessions
Studio K

1:00 PM

What Crypto Can Tell Us About Russian Weapons Proliferation

Briefing

Breakout Discussions

Track 1 | Terrorism Financing and Crypto
Track 2 | Russia's Illicit Crypto Ecosystem
Track 3 | Illicit Drugs and Crypto
Track 4 | Crypto-enabled Scams and Frauds
Track 5 | TRM Roadmap Workshop

Breakout Sessions

Afternoon Networking Break

The Latest in Terror Financing and Crypto

Briefing

Unraveling the Nirvana Exploit with HSI and IRS-CI

Case Presentation

TRM Blockchain Intelligence: Innovations for 2025

Briefing

Crypto and Economic Security

Fireside Chat

Afternoon Networking Break

Using Blockchain Data Successfully in Court

Panel

DPRK's New Crypto Nexus to China

Briefing

Happy Hour
River Pavilion

5:00 PM

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The REACH at the Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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