Brian Brooks was Appointed as General Counsel at Coinbase

Date of management change: September 24, 2018 

What Happened?

San Francisco, -based Coinbase Appointed Brian Brooks as General Counsel

 

About the Company

Our mission is to create an open financial system for the world. Founded in 2012, Coinbase is a platform where merchants, consumers and traders can transact with digital currency. In August 2017, Coinbase completed a Series D for a total of $225M in funding.

 

About the Person

Brian Brooks is General Counsel at Coinbase. Previously he was a GC at Fannie Mae. Brian P. Brooks joined Fannie Mae from OneWest Bank where he was vice chairman and chief legal officer.Brooks has more than 20 years of legal and business experience. At OneWest Bank he advised executive management and the board of directors on all key legal, risk, and strategic issues, developed and implemented strategies to manage litigation and government inquiries, and led the bank’s compliance with regulatory orders on mortgage servicing and foreclosures. Prior to OneWest Bank, Brooks was a managing partner at the global law firm O’Melveny & Myers where he led an office of more than 150 attorneys and played a lead role in crafting the banking industry’s response to the 2010-2011 foreclosure crisis. Brooks received his law degree with honors from the University of Chicago, and holds a BA in Government from Harvard University from which he graduated cum laude.

 

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