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Kraken Hires Veteran Digital Currency Expert as New Legal Chief

April 6, 2020, 5:14 PM

Payward Inc., the parent company of fast-growing cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, has recruited Marco Santori to be its new chief legal officer.

Santori, who starts his new role April 7, is a former partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Cooley, where he started and led the latter’s fintech practice in 2016. Kraken called Santori the “Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers” in a statement touting his hire.

He takes over as the company’s top in-house lawyer from former general counsel Mary Beth Buchanan, who left Kraken in February to become chief legal officer for cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp Ltd.

Santori told Bloomberg ...