Coinbase hires former Fannie Mae exec as chief legal officer

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September 20, 2018 by
Coinbase hires former Fannie Mae exec as chief legal officer

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase introduced on Wednesday that they employed former Fannie Mae General Advise Brian Brooks as its chief lawful officer. He will be accountable for the company’s legal, conformity, as well as federal government events.

Brooks most just recently acted as executive vice president, general advise and company assistant of Fannie Mae, the United States home mortgage money business. He led the legal division and also federal government connections team of the company. He was likewise a senior consultant to the CEO as well as board of supervisors.

“His arrival becomes part of our effort to expand our lawful, conformity and also government affairs capacities as we going into this next phase for the firm and the cryptocurrency market all at once,” Coinbase Chief Executive Officer Brian Armstrong claimed in a blog post.

Mike Lempres, who is the outbound primary lawful as well as danger policeman at Coinbase, will currently concentrate on the company’s federal government affairs program. This includes the exchange’s participation in the recently founded Blockchain Organization, aside from managing the platform’s political action committee (Political Action Committee).

The fast expansion of the market, enhancing client demand and entrepreneurial task has actually made it “more vital than ever” for the exchange to contribute to a public law and also regulative setting, cultivating advancement & safeguarding investors.

Today, Coinbase likewise had another notable hire, with former LinkedIn exec Michael Li joining the business as vice president of data. Li had workinged from LinkedIn, a social media sites system aimed at building specialist links, for greater than seven years. In August, the exchange hired former Internet Services and also Microsoft employee Tim Wagner as vice president of engineering.


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