Coinbase Finds Enterprise Compliance Head as It Plans to Go Public

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Coinbase has tapped veteran Morgan Stanley lawyer Ian Rooney to take on the role as its new Head of Enterprise Compliance, according to a report by Bloomberg Law.

When Rooney steps into his office at the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange he will be in charge of the enterprise compliance team and ensure the company is meeting all its legal obligations.

Rooney spent the past decade at Morgan Stanley, where he served as the financial giant’s Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Crimes Infrastructure Compliance. He also spent time as an Associate at international law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell.

He isn’t the only hire the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency giant has made as it gears up to go public, as earlier this week the company also hired Brett Redfearn as VP of Product, Capital Markets and hired Molly Abraham as an Associate General Counsel for commercial.

Coinbase has revealed that it anticipates that its Class A common stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “COIN” on April 14, 2021.


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