Coinbase hires two Vice President to growing legal and compliance team

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced it has hired Milana McCullagh as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel — Product and Commercial and Katherine Minarik as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel — Litigation. Both will drive Coinbase’s momentum to ensure internal and external operations remain strong and regulatory compliant. Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer wrote on Coinbase’s blog.

Milana’s background includes more than 13 years at Google where she led a global team of lawyers supporting some of the company’s most notable products like Google Search and Google Maps, along with Google’s AI effort.

Katherine joins Coinbase with extensive experience including in-house executive-level roles at Dyson and cleverbridge as well as over a decade at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott law firm, where she resolved several billion-dollar disputes and rose to be a partner.

As AZCoin News recently reported, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the US has released its first Transparency Report that shares insights into how Coinbase handle legitimate government requests for some customer data. Coinbase received 1914 disclosure requests from governments in multiple countries in the first half of 2020. Most of them (96.6%) were related to criminal activity, with civil or administrative requests at 3.4% in the first half of 2020.

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