Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Coinbase Global, Inc. 

Brian Brooks joined Coinbase in 2018. He was previously General Counsel of Fannie Mae, where he was an active LCLD Member. While at Fannie Mae, Brian led the creation of LCLD's Sustainable Partnerships Program, a collaborative effort among LCLD Member organizations to help women and minority lawyers develop the self-sustaining practices necessary for equity partnership. 

“We have solid proportions of minority associates, but we have made no progress in improving the diversity of the firms’ power structure,” Brooks said of his inspiration for the program.

Before joining Fannie Mae, Brian led the legal department at OneWest Bank and was Washington, D.C. Managing Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP. 

Joined LCLD 2019


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows Nomination:
2019: Andrew Madar, Brittany Cuthbert


Member: Brian Brooks

Diversity Professional: Tariq Meyers

Communications: Rachael Horwitz