From Small Town Farm Girl to 
Inspiring Leader in Financial Innovation
Supporting Developing Countries

FROM SMALL TOWN FARM GIRL TO INSPIRING LEADER IN FINANCIAL INNOVATION SUPPORTING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 

and Tasha Baird-Miller

{WITH BRYNLY LLYR}

EPISODE 30

General Counsel, C Labs

Leader in financial innovation, impact evangelist and blockchanger

 

Brynly started her career in financial services working with an 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 C Labs as General Counsel.

Having had the opportunity to work with the leaders in the payment industry, Brynly was attracted to cryptocurrency and blockchain early on for their ability to democratize wealth through transparent and secure transactions.

Currently, she is General Counsel of C Labs, a blockchain company that contributes to Celo, an open source platform designed for connectivity and financial inclusion for the 1.7 billion unbanked adults in the world. Before joining C Labs, 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 the Order of the Coif. She clerked in the Norther 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 single mother of two boys, a former foster parent who is a board member of SFCASA. She is also a member of Chief, the women’s professional peer group network. When not working, you will often find her out in the mountains.