Rebecca Rettig

Rebecca Rettig

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Rebecca Rettig is the Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Polygon Labs, a blockchain company scaling Ethereum, responsible for leading the company's global policy and driving relationships with regulators worldwide. Rettig is a pioneer in understanding the complex considerations around DeFi, DAOs, legal structures around protocols, tokens, and more. She has extensive expertise in representing companies at the forefront of the financial services industry’s digital transformation, having advised blockchain and crypto clients on legal and regulatory matters with focus on DeFi projects. Prior to joining Polygon, Rettig was the General Counsel of the Aave Companies, a group of leading software development companies, where she championed positive policies for decentralized web3 technology, developed novel theories of regulation, and met with regulators and policymakers across the globe to influence legislation.

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Academic History



  • Prior to Aave, Rettig was a Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in their Financial Services group, where she represented blockchain and crypto clients. 

  • She was a Partner at FisherBroyles' Litigation Department, and Fintech and Blockchain practice group.

  • Rettig began her legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, litigating complex commercial disputes and defending enforcement matters.

  • She has experience litigating securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, intellectual property matters and contract disputes.

  • She also represented clients in all aspects of litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings, as well as licensing matters.