Chris Tierno

Deputy General Counsel at Paxos

Chris Tierno has a solid work history with experience in various legal roles. Chris most recently worked at Paxos as the Deputy General Counsel starting in October 2020. Prior to that, Chris worked at American Express Global Business Travel as the Vice President of Commercial Strategy from August 2017 to April 2020. Before that, they were an Associate General Counsel at Knewton from April 2016 to August 2017. Chris also worked at HRG as the Senior Legal Counsel for the Americas and APAC regions from February 2012 to April 2016. Chris began their legal career as an Associate at White & Case from March 2008 to September 2011.

Chris Tierno completed their education in the field of law. From 2002 to 2005, they attended The University of Tulsa College of Law and obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, focusing on International Law and Legal Studies. Prior to that, from 1998 to 2002, they attended the University of Oklahoma, where they earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in Communication and Philosophy.

In terms of additional certifications, Chris Tierno has obtained a CIPP/E certification from IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals in September 2016. Chris is also listed as an Attorney with the California Bar Association. Additionally, they hold certifications as a CSPO from Scrum Alliance and as a Solicitor - England & Wales from the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. However, no specific information is available regarding the months and years when they obtained the latter three certifications.



  • Deputy General Counsel

    October, 2020 - present

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