Brynly Llyr, Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets at World Economic Forum.

Brynly Llyr

Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets at World Economic Forum.

Brynly Llyr Introduction

Brynly Llyr started her career in financial services with industry pioneer, Charles Schwab, where she held various roles across operations, trading, retirement services to providing financial advice as a wealth manager. From her first job to her current role, she has consistently worked with industry innovators having held senior legal roles at eBay, PayPal, and Ripple before joining cLabs as General Counsel. Having had the opportunity to work with the leaders in the payment industry, Brynly moved to cryptocurrency and blockchain early on, interested in its ability to democratize wealth through transparent and secure transactions. Brynly was General Counsel of cLabs, a blockchain company that contributes to Celo, a mobile-first, open-source ecosystem of technologies, organizations and individuals that all share a common mission of building a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity for everyone. Before joining cLabs, Brynly was General Counsel at Ripple, a global, cryptocurrency technology company where she was responsible for all aspects of the legal department including litigation, compliance and regulatory relations. Prior to Ripple, Brynly held senior counsel positions at eBay and PayPal in which she spearheaded high profile litigation relating to antitrust and regulatory matters. While at PayPal, she worked with and advised on patents, technology, M&A and a variety of other areas. She started her legal career working in the white collar defense and complex litigation group at O’Melveny & Myers, after graduating with honors from Berkeley Law School receiving Order of the Coif. She clerked in the Northern District of California for the Honorable Fern M. Smith. Brynly is passionate about bridging the wealth gap and helping to support small businesses which are the backbone of our economy. She is a frequent speaker on topics including blockchain, cryptocurrency and financial inclusion. She is a foster parent and board member of SFCASA, an organization advocating for abused and neglected children in foster care. She is also a member of Chief, the women’s professional peer group network.

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