In another instance of cryptocurrency companies attracting major legal talent, Coinbase has picked up Fannie Mae’s general counsel as its new chief legal officer.

Brian Brooks will lead Coinbase’s legal department as Mike Lempres, the San Francisco-based company’s CLO for nearly two years, moves into its chief policy officer role, the company announced Wednesday. The news of his hire comes one day after Coinbase’s announcement that LinkedIn’s head of data, Michael Li, would also join the company as its VP of data.

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