Caroline Friedman

Fellow, Blockchain Trust Accelerator

Caroline Friedman is a fellow with the Blockchain Trust Accelerator at New America. Friedman believes that blockchain solutions have the potential to transform global accountability and anti-corruption measures.  She is well-versed in the complex intersection of law enforcement, emerging technology, and national security.  Most recently, Friedman served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado.  She has prosecuted cases involving cyber-crime, international terrorism, and export control violations regarding the illegal export of sensitive U.S. technology. Friedman was a recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s 2016 SHIELD Award and the U.S. Attorney’s Award of Excellence.  Previously, she worked as an associate at Jones Day, and has also spent time at INTERPOL and the Bureau of Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Friedman has served as a Cyber Fellow with the Madison Policy Forum and a National Security Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.  She earned an LL.M from Georgetown, a J.D. from the University of Denver, and a B.A. from the University of Arizona.