Bloomberg Law
May 19, 2020, 1:00 PMUpdated: May 19, 2020, 3:05 PM

Libra Association Hires Treasury, HSBC Vet as First Legal Chief (1)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

The Libra Association, a digital currency group that includes Facebook Inc., Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., and 24 other members, shored up its executive team Tuesday by hiring Robert Werner as its first-ever general counsel.

Werner, a former head of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, reunites at Libra with Stuart Levey, whose hire as CEO was unveiled by the Geneva, Switzerland-based organization earlier this month.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Libra Association as we work to transform the global payments landscape to empower billions of people,” Werner said ...

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