Jake Chervinsky is General Counsel for Compound Labs, Inc., a financial technology company building a decentralized protocol for autonomous interest rate markets on the Ethereum blockchain. Before joining Compound, Chervinsky represented individual and corporate clients in cryptocurrency-related securities litigation and government enforcement defense matters at Kobre & Kim LLP. Jake began his legal career with Baker McKenzie LLP, where he focused on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance and investigations. Chervinsky also clerked for the Honorable Fernando M. Olguin of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. He is known for commenting on regulations, laws and policies related to cryptocurrencies on Twitter and his commentary is often quoted by media.
"It's great to see @coinbase take a stand on the right side of this issue. Restrictions on self-custody are the definition of bad regulation, imposing huge burdens on commerce & individual financial freedom without conveying any benefit to gov't whatsoever. We must oppose them." (He tweeted in Nov 2020)
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