General Counsel, TRM Labs
Sujit Raman is General Counsel at TRM Labs, a leading blockchain and Web 3.0 analytics company that helps organizations detect, assess, and investigate crypto-related fraud and financial crime. Previously, he was a partner at the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where he focused his practice on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Raman served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he assisted the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in their oversight of the nation’s cyber-related criminal and national security investigations and prosecutions. He also helped oversee the Justice Department’s cyber-related policy development; represented the Department on cyber matters before the National Security Council at the White House; and testified before the U.S. Senate on the nation’s cyber priorities. On the international front, Mr. Raman represented the United States in high-profile data-sharing negotiations with the United Kingdom, Australia, and the European Union, and he co-led the U.S. delegation to the G6 Interior Ministers’ conference in Munich in 2019. In addition, he oversaw creation of the Department’s “Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework,” which remains federal law enforcement’s strategy blueprint for investigating crypto-related crime.
Before joining the Department of Justice’s senior leadership staff, Mr. Raman served for over eight years as a federal prosecutor. In this role, he gained extensive courtroom experience, and led a number of international fraud, public corruption, and national security matters. He also developed particular expertise in handling legal issues dealing with the implications of technology on criminal and national security investigations, and personally litigated several leading electronic evidence and digital privacy cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Mr. Raman was educated at Harvard College, where he captained the national championship-winning varsity rowing team and was honored at graduation with the Francis H. Burr Prize as the top student-athlete. He earned post-graduate degrees at Harvard Law School, where he was a winner of the Ames Moot Court competition, and at the University of Bristol (UK), where he studied as a Marshall Scholar and served as head coach of the women's varsity rowing program.