August 25, 2019 Head of SEC Cyber Unit takes legal role in private practice with ties to Coinbase.

Robert Cohen led the ongoing lawsuit against Kik for an alleged 2017 unregistered securities offering, and his new firm has previously represented a variety of financial institutions and Coinbase. The Cyber Unit was formed in 2017 specifically focused on the blockchain industry, with a mandate to protect investors and investigate cybersecurity issues. Cohen is barred from direct contact with SEC officials for 1 year.