Clifford C. Histed | Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Clifford C. Histed is a former supervisory federal prosecutor, state prosecutor, and enforcement lawyer with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He has more than 30 years’ experience investigating, prosecuting, and defending business frauds and criminal offenses in highly regulated industries, including the securities markets, the futures markets, and health care. He has tried 27 jury and nonjury cases, both criminal and civil, in federal and state courts. Many of those trials involved the admission of online communications, evidence gathered from computers, and evidence where the authenticity of the evidence was challenged and outcome determinative. He is a member of the K&L Gates Trial Academy and served as a member of its steering committee.
Cliff has conducted or supervised hundreds of investigations and prosecutions, including those involving fraud, corruption, insider trading, and market manipulation, including the case U.S. v. Michael Coscia, the first case to charge the disruptive trading practice known as “spoofing” as a crime. Cliff speaks and writes frequently on the topic of futures and securities trading, and on regulation of cryptocurrencies.
Desiree F. Moore
Desiree F. Moore counsels’ clients in highly visible roles, positions, and industries in proactively planning for and effectively managing public-facing crises. She also helps clients identify and manage the risks associated with social media use, counseling individuals and corporations alike on social media best practices and implementing regulations for social media use in and outside of the workplace, as well as related disciplinary measures.
As a trial attorney, Desiree has successfully litigated in both trial and appellate state and federal courts and has managed high-level disputes in sectors such as cryptocurrency, social media, intellectual property, entertainment, product liability, labor and employment, and class action defense, particularly in cases involving online communications and high-profile parties or issues.
DC Wolf is a litigator who represents clients in disputes and investigations involving business and investment transactions, corporate governance, online misconduct, and government enforcement. DC’s clients come from a broad range of sectors, including cryptocurrency, investment funds, renewable energy, consumer products, and healthcare.
DC has litigated in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels, including jury trials, and argument before the Washington State Court of Appeals in a complex internet stalking case involving evidentiary disputes over digital evidence. DC maintains an active pro bono practice representing survivors of domestic violence and cyber-bullying seeking to escape the cycle of abuse.