Ex-Deutsche Bank, Barclays Atty Joins BlockFi As GC

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 7:32 PM EDT) -- Digital asset financial services firm BlockFi announced Wednesday that it's hired an alumnus of Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Davis Polk & Wardwell to head up its legal department.

Attorney Jonathan Mayers, who also previously worked at hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, joins the fintech company as general counsel, bringing with him decades of experiences in traditional financial services work.

BlockFi CEO and Founder Zac Prince said in a statement Wednesday that "Jonathan brings a trove of experience from some of the most recognized names in finance" that will bolster the company's efforts to prioritize compliance as it serves clients in more than...

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