Meet Katherine Minarik, VP of Legal, Deputy General Counsel at Coinbase

Meet Katherine Minarik, VP of Legal, Deputy General Counsel at Coinbase

February 27, 2022
By Cate LeSourd

Katherine Minarik is a Vice President of Legal and Deputy General Counsel at Coinbase where she manages litigation, IP, employment, and global markets.

Katherine was previously General Counsel – Americas for Dyson and a member of the Dyson Americas leadership team. Katherine is responsible for managing the legal risk and delivering all legal services necessary to support Dyson’s business throughout the Americas.

Before Dyson Katherine was the Chief Administrative Officer and Global General Counsel at cleverbridge, where she served as a member of the executive team and oversaw the company’s legal, compliance, human resources, and strategic sourcing teams.

Prior to cleverbridge, Katherine was a partner and trial lawyer at Bartlit Beck, where she represented Fortune 500 companies and startups on their most pressing legal matters, and successfully resolved multiple billion-dollar-plus disputes and major regulatory investigations.

Katherine is also an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Association. Katherine was named a Best Lawyers’ Women of Influence and one of Crain’s Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago in 2017, one of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois’s Top Women Lawyers in Leadership in 2016, and one of the Law Bulletin’s “40 Under 40” Illinois attorneys in 2014. Katherine is a past-President of the Coalition for Women’s Initiatives in Law and a founding member of the US Soccer Development Council. She is also a former McKinsey consultant and, after law school, clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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