Bison Trails Hires Ex-Goldman Sachs VP as Legal Head

Blockchain infrastructure provider Bison Trails has hired BlockTower Capital’s former compliance director to be its first general counsel.

Aug 4, 2020 at 10:33 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:39 a.m. UTC

Bison Trails has hired BlockTower Capital’s former legal and compliance director to be its first general counsel.

  • Elizabeth Ralston will be in charge of all legal, risk, compliance and policy matters at the blockchain infrastructure startup.
  • Prior to her time at BlockTower Capital, Ralston was a vice president at investment bank Goldman Sachs.
  • While at BlockTower, Ralston negotiated agreements with custodians, exchanges, over-the-counter desks, software providers and other service providers. She also handled venture investments in early-stage companies. 
  • Ralston will tackle some of the same issues at Bison Trails, with a focus on tax implications for crypto investors participating in proof-of-stake networks.
  • “Given that thoughtful regulation is integral to mass adoption, I look forward to setting a regulatory precedent that paves the way for this budding ecosystem,” Ralston said in a press statement. “I am determined to fiercely advocate for this transformative industry and effectively engage with regulators on behalf of Bison Trails.”

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