Veteran WilmerHale counsel Elijah Alper will join Capital One in September, where his responsibilities will include specializing in FinTech and blockchain.
In statements, Alper said the decision to leave WilmerHale after nearly seven years was not made lightly.
"It was a good opportunity to move in-house, and a difficult decision to leave WilmerHale," he told CoinDesk.
Capital One has been one of the more quiet financial firms regarding its blockchain work. To date, it has been active in the industry through its VC arm, participating in a $30m fundraising round for blockchain startup Chain last year.
Capital One did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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