Law firm Perkins Coie has just hired Michael Didiuk, the former Securities and Exchange Commission official who headed exams of registered investment advisors to cryptoasset funds, as a partner in the firm’s Investment Management practice group in the San Francisco office.
During his eight years at the SEC, Didiuk was a member of the SEC’s Distributed Ledger Technology and Structured Products working groups and also served as counsel to two SEC commissioners.
“Mike’s extensive experience will be a terrific complement to Perkins Coie’s market-leading fintech practice,” said Michael Glaser, chair of the firm’s corporate practice. “Mike is poised to make immediate contributions in our clients’ leading-edge cryptocurrency and distributed ledger projects, and we enthusiastically welcome him to the firm.”
Didiuk joins Perkins Coie’s Investment Management, Fintech and Blockchain teams, and will represent clients on various federal securities laws and complex regulatory issues raised by blockchain technology and in connection with the emergence of digital asset sales and digital securities, the firm said.