Elizabeth M. Renieris, Global Policy Counsel, Evernym

Elizabeth M. Renieris is Global Policy Counsel to Evernym, Inc. a digital identity startup focused on providing self-sovereign identity for all, and a Principal at a boutique blockchain-focused law and consulting firm, Ouroboros LLP, based in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth is an entrepreneurial attorney, thought-leader and strategic consultant who is passionate about emerging technologies and their impact on privacy, identity, society, and collective consciousness. She is particularly interested in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, particularly in their potential for social impact, and frequently advises clients on these subjects. During her career, Elizabeth has counseled global technology companies and startups alike on all aspects of data protection and privacy laws, technology transactions, and global regulatory compliance strategies as an attorney with major multinational law firms such as Perkins Coie and White & Case, as well as in various in-house and public sector roles. In addition to her legal and consulting work, Elizabeth is actively involved in a number of blockchain-related academic initiatives, including through projects with the MIT Media Lab, the Stanford CodeX Project, and various Legal Hackers chapters. As a polyglot who has lived and worked in five countries on three continents, Elizabeth has a global perspective on law and policy.