Michele Korver

Michele Korver

Head of Regulatory, a16z Crypto

Michele Korver is the head of regulatory at a16z crypto, a leading venture capital fund that invests in crypto and web3 companies, where she works with policymakers to shape cryptocurrency regulation and helps web3 startups navigate the landscape. 

Prior to joining a16z, Michele spent more than 25 years in government and law enforcement and has been at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving web3 space. Michele started her career in the Secret Service, advancing to become one of the foremost federal prosecutors in crypto, and was the U.S. Department of Justice’s first dedicated subject matter expert in cryptocurrency-related prosecutions and forfeitures, creating and managing the Criminal Division’s Digital Currency Initiative. Most recently she served as Chief Digital Currency Advisor at the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), advising on digital asset-related matters while advancing FinCEN’s leadership role within the space.

Michele participated in the Treasury-led U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Task Force, consulting on standards involving virtual asset activities and service providers, and was a contributing author to the Department of Justice’s 2020 Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework. She also co-authored the articles “Attribution in Cryptocurrency Cases” (Feb. 2019) and “Surfing the First Wave of Cryptocurrency Money Laundering” (May 2021) published in the DOJ Journal of Federal Law and Practice. 

She received her B.A. from the University of Florida, her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, and clerked for the Honorable William P. Dimitrouleas in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. 

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