Paul Grewal

Paul Grewal

Formal First Name

Paul Grewal is Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase, responsible for the company's legal, compliance, global intelligence, risk management and government relations group. He leads these teams in their work to partner with financial services regulators, contribute to the development and rollout of innovative, regulated products and services, and support the company’s global growth and regulatory strategy. Prior to joining Coinbase, Grewal served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Facebook and as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California. He also served as a partner at Howrey LLP, where his practice focused on intellectual property litigation. Throughout his career, he has tried cases from Marshall, Texas to Wilmington, Delaware, and has argued before various federal appellate courts. Today, Grewal serves as an independent Board Director at Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, and Director of Nomination and Governance Committee at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • He started his career as a judicial law clerk for Sam H. Bell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

  • He worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, primarily practicing complex commercial litigation.

  • He then served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


  • Grewal has been featured in numerous leading financial media outlets and publications.

  • He has been featured at The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, and CoinDesk, among others.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.