Mary Beth Buchanan

Mary Beth Buchanan

General Counsel , Kraken

Mary Beth Buchanan is the General Counsel at global cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, where she is responsible for all legal, regulatory and government affairs issues. She leads a dynamic team of in-house legal professionals, and works closely with Kraken’s senior leadership team to navigate the complex regulatory landscape and transform the global economic paradigm. 

Prior to joining Kraken, Ms. Buchanan was a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where she led the firm’s digital currency team, and represented clients in white collar, government investigations and securities litigation matters. She previously served as the United Nations’s Ethics and Reputational Risk Officer, where she conducted their first global ethics and reputational risk assessment for U.N. Peacekeeping and Special Political Operations. Mary Beth also served as a United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and in numerous senior leadership roles at the United States Department of Justice.


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