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Stablecoin issuer Circle has loaded its arsenal to fight the ongoing regulatory crackdown on crypto. By July 1, the role of chief legal officer and head of corporate affairs will be filled by Heath Tarbert, a top attorney with a background in all three branches of the United States government.

According to a June 8 announcement, Tarbert has served in leadership positions in all three branches of the federal government and across key regulatory agencies, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the U.S. Treasury, the Financial Stability Board and the World Bank Group. He also served as special counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.