Bloomberg Law
Sept. 14, 2020, 4:13 PM

Kraken’s Legal Chief Has No Time to Educate Firms About Crypto

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Kraken chief legal officer Marco Santori expects his outside counsel to have strong knowledge of cryptocurrency and the attendant slew of regulatory complications, as his team at the growing crypto exchange doesn’t have time to play teacher.

Santori joined San Francisco-based Kraken, owned by Payward Inc., in April after serving as the president and CLO of for just over two years. The former Cooley partner known as the “Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers” is also chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s regulatory affairs committee.

Santori believes in managing legal work and outside counsel using a strong in-house base and this ...

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