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FTX Hires Ex-Regulators to Investigate Firm’s Collapse, The Wall Street Journal

November 23, 2022

Partner Justin Weitz spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the decision by FTX to hire former enforcement chiefs at the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to investigate the cryptocurrency exchange’s collapse. Justin, who spent nearly a decade in the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, discussed the perspective lawyers with a government background have toward investigations.

“What a former government official brings to the table is a very sophisticated understanding of how to conduct investigations and how to interface with…various government agencies,” Justin said.

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