Coinbase, which anticipates to debut in public markets, has appointed two veterans from Google and Dyson law firm to fill executive roles in its legal and compliance team.
The new appointments will see Milana McCullagh serving as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Product and Commercial and Katherine Minarik joining as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Litigation.
Milana and Katherine will join the exchange’s team to help create what the company calls compliant internal and external operations that can keep up with the evolving regulatory landscape.
Milana has reportedly spent 13 years at Google where she led a team of lawyers supporting notable products like Google Search and Google Maps. There, Milana worked closely with initiatives to solve Google’s most complex regulatory problems. Now, she will take on product legal support with Coinbase to ensure compliance with the law, and help launch products as compliant as possible.
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Meanwhile, Katherine joins the US popular exchange from Dyson, where she was responsible for managing legal risk and delivering legal services necessary to support the company’s business in the Americas region.
Coinbase, which is valued at an eye-watering $8 billion, has been actively expanding its team from larger technology companies. California-based digital assets exchange expects that such acquisitions of personnel will move their suite of products forward, not only in the US but internationally as well.
Furthermore, the new hires come as Coinbase is slated to launch its debit card soon in the US after receiving the necessary regulatory sign-offs. Coinbase was the first crypto firm to obtain Visa’s principal membership status. This helps Coinbase to cut out the middleman costs and intricacies when it issues branded debit cards that enable users to spend their cryptocurrencies anywhere Visa is accepted.