Sidhardha “Sid” Kamaraju is a partner in Pryor Cashman’s White Collar Defense + Investigations, Financial Institutions, and Litigation Groups.
Sid’s practice focuses on criminal defense, regulatory investigations, complex civil litigation, cross-border litigation, and advisory services. As a seasoned white-collar defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, Sid has extensive experience with corporate security matters, internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, asset forfeiture actions, and criminal prosecutions. Sid has tried numerous high-profile criminal cases and argued several significant appeals.
Prior to joining the firm, Sid worked for more than seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, serving principally in the office’s Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit. In this role, Sid prosecuted some of the country’s most significant national security cases involving, among other things, sanctions evasion, bank fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act claims, cyber-intrusions, espionage, terrorism, and large-scale narcotics trafficking.
Jeffrey Alberts co-heads the firm’s FinTech Group. In this role, Jeffrey represents blockchain, digital currency, payments, and fintech companies on a wide variety of regulatory issues. Jeff regularly advises clients concerning money transmission, securities offering, anti-money laundering, prepaid access, consumer credit, privacy and data security, and payment processing regimes. He also represents FinTech clients in responding to regulatory inquiries.
Jeffrey has particularly extensive experience in the application of law to blockchain technology and has represented the global leaders of the blockchain industry since 2014. Jeffrey co-authored the seminal law review article, “Is Bitcoin a Security?,” which was published in the Winter 2015 issue of the Boston University School of Law Journal of Science & Technology Law. In 2018, the National Law Journal named Jeffrey to its inaugural list of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech Trailblazers. Jeffrey continues to work on cutting edge legal issues related to the use of blockchain technology, including developments in the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms.