S18E08 - Elizabeth Renieris
Jul 25, 2018
Elizabeth Renieris, Molly Schwartz
Elizabeth is an entrepreneurial attorney, thought-leader and strategic consultant who is passionate about emerging technologies and their impact on privacy, identity, society, and collective consciousness. She is particularly interested in blockchain, distributed ledger technologies (DLT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and frequently advises clients on these subjects. Elizabeth is a principal at Ouroboros, LLP, a boutique blockchain law and consulting firm based in Washington, DC and acts as Global Policy Counsel to Evernym, Inc., a Utah-based corporation focused on building technology that enables self-sovereign identity. During her career, Elizabeth has counseled global technology companies and startups alike on all aspects of data protection and privacy laws, technology transactions, and global regulatory compliance strategies as an attorney with major multinational law firms such as Perkins Coie and White & Case, as well as in various in-house and public-sector roles. In addition to her legal and consulting work, Elizabeth is actively involved in a number of blockchain-related academic initiatives, including through projects with the MIT Media Lab, the Stanford CodeX Project, and various Legal Hackers chapters. As a polyglot who has lived and worked in five countries on three continents, Elizabeth has a global perspective on law and policy.