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Karla Pinckes

Karla Pinckes

General Counsel

Karla Pinckes, Esq. is a strategic and agile leader and lawyer with extensive in-house experience in a wide range of legal and non-legal areas, including technology, privacy, e-commerce, IP, marketing & advertising, licensing, regulatory, complex commercial transactions, land use development as well as operations, talent acquisition and development. As General Counsel of Blockchains, Karla leads the legal department through a multi-product launch and participates in cross-functional development throughout the lifecycle of key initiatives across the organization. She keeps current with legal and compliance developments, particularly those impacting blockchain, cryptocurrency, custody, identity, financial fraud, anti-money laundering, anti-counterfeit, anti-bribery (FCPA), sanctions (OFAC), conflicts of interest, and third party due diligence; at the global, federal, and state levels.

Prior to joining Blockchains, Karla served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for WD-40 Company and Corporate Counsel for The Ken Blanchard Companies.  She began her career working for various civil litigation firms in San Diego, California.  She is Co-President and on the Board of Directors of SunLaw, Inc.  She is also on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. and serves as an Advisor for Miracle Babies.  She has also served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego New Children’s Museum.  She was nominated for the 2018 Athena Pinnacle Awards for Technology and the recipient of the 2016 Women in Wealth Award for Transactions Attorney of the Year by Wealth and Finance International.  She is an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity and has a passion for leadership, learning, and the law.