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ShapeShift Hires New Chief Legal Officer
Veronica McGregor, a FinTech industry leader and regulatory expert, joins ShapeShift as CLO
Zug, Switzerland (August 29, 2018) — ShapeShift AG, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency companies, announced today that FinTech law expert Veronica McGregor is joining ShapeShift AG as Chief Legal Officer, effective Aug. 27, 2018.
As the Chief Legal Officer, McGregor will lead the company’s overarching legal strategy, advising on all legal matters with a focus on regulatory affairs, as well as guide ShapeShift to achieve its compliance objectives. She will direct the overall regulatory strategy, and represent ShapeShift in interactions with regulating agencies.
“Veronica’s expertise in new payment systems, traditional finance, and cryptocurrencies make her a powerhouse in the legal world,” said Erik Voorhees, Founder and CEO of ShapeShift. “Cryptocurrencies exist within an environment of unclear and fragmented regulations. Having Veronica’s experience and insight will be invaluable, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her.”
McGregor brings two decades of banking law experience, and specializes in new payment technologies, often acting as an intermediary between regulated and unregulated entities. Most recently, she served as partner at Goodwin Procter, a global 50 law firm with a history of involvement in cutting-edge affairs. As partner, McGregor worked in Goodwin’s Financial Industry, Banking, Consumer Financial Services and FinTech practices. Prior to Goodwin, McGregor served as partner at Hogan Lovells and as of counsel at Jones Day and Perkins Coie.
“I’m excited to be joining ShapeShift,” said McGregor. “The company lives at the forefront of the cryptocurrency space, building creatively on a new, adventurous frontier. I look forward to working with Erik and his team on global legal strategy, particularly addressing evolving regulations in this new industry.”
Veronica is an active member of the FinTech legal community, currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Editorial Board of The FinTech Law Reporter. In the past 18 months, Veronica has spoken at over 20 conferences and seminars around the world. In the past, she has served as President of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association and as Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the California State Bar Association.
ShapeShift AG is a leading blockchain technology company based in Switzerland. It operates several crypto products including ShapeShift.io, CoinCap, Prism, and KeepKey. Its primary service, ShapeShift.io, is a an online marketplace where users can buy and sell digital assets. The popular app enables users to safely trade Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and other major blockchain-based tokens and assets. See more at: shapeshift.com.