Libra Association hires former Homeland Security general counsel as its top lawyer

The Libra Association has hired a new top lawyer for the second time in three months.

Steve Bunnell, a former general counsel at the U.S. Homeland Security Department, has joined the association as its chief legal officer, according to Bunnell's LinkedIn profile. Bloomberg Law first reported the news.

Bunnell previously also had a stint with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prior to joining the Libra Association, Bunnell co-chaired the data privacy and security practice at law firm O'Melveny & Myers. O'Melveny advised Coinbase, Kraken and other six crypto companies on the creation of the Crypto Rating Council last year.

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