Bloomberg Law
Feb. 26, 2020, 10:46 PM

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitstamp Raids Rival for New Legal Chief

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

One of the world’s oldest cryptocurrency exchanges has hired a former federal prosecutor as its top in-house lawyer and appointed a veteran cryptocurrency lawyer to the board of directors for its U.S. arm.

Mary Beth Buchanan, a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania who went on to become a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in New York, is the new chief legal officer at Bitstamp Ltd., which was founded in 2011 and sold seven years later to South Korean conglomerate NXC Corp.

Buchanan recently served as general counsel for Payward Inc., the parent company of San ...

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