Former New York Assistant Attorney General Joins Lukka as Head of Regulatory Affairs

Brian Whitehurst  joins Lukka as Head of Regulatory Affairs, broadening Lukka’s already robust team of subject matter experts, after serving as Assistant Attorney General for New York.    

New York, N.Y. (Oct. 18, 2022)  – Lukka, the leading institutional crypto asset software and data provider, has appointed Brian Whitehurst as their Head of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Lukka, Whitehurst served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, where he co-led the Crypto Economic Working Group. While Assistant Attorney General, Whitehurst coordinated with the Department of Justice, SEC, CFTC, FINRA, Financial Conduct Authority, New York Department of Financial Services, State Attorneys General, and financial regulatory agencies.

In his new role as Head of Regulatory Affairs at Lukka, Whitehurst will focus on supporting Lukka customers in their regulatory-driven conversations while cultivating key relationships with regulators, government agencies, and standard setters through thoughtful education. These conversations will further inform the Lukka team in creating relevant and current products as rules quickly evolve.   Having been a critical player in the evolution of crypto, blockchain, and Defi investigations and enforcement actions at the Attorney General’s Office, Whitehurst has a breadth of knowledge to offer the industry. His new role places him in a strong position to effectively lead regulatory related conversations at a time when risk-management and supervision are increasingly in focus.

“I’m excited to use my extensive experience in the crypto space during my time in the Attorney General’s Office to advise Lukka and promote proportional regulation that pushes the industry forward towards maturation.” –  Brian Whitehurst, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Lukka. 

Whitehurst will be working closely on regulatory issues with Lukka’s new Public Sector Sales Leader, Tom Dixon,  formerly the Chief of Operations for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).  The two are strong additions to Lukka’s already extensive team of subject matter experts, such as Suzanne Morsfield, Lukka Global Head of Accounting Solutions, former EY auditor and staff member at the IFRS Foundation.s and Nick Ogurtsov,  Lukka Executive Chairman of, former KCG Executive and DTCC Board Member.

“Brian, Tom, and Suzanne represent an incredible depth of talent exemplifying Lukka’s team in providing truly institutional leadership in software and data solutions for the digital assets industry,” – said Nick Ogurtsov, Lukka’s Chairman of the Board. 

About Lukka:

Founded in 2014, Lukka serves the most risk mature businesses in the world with institutional data and software solutions. Lukka bridges the gap between the complexities of blockchain data and traditional business needs. Its customers include both Traditional and Crypto Asset Exchanges and Trading desks, CPA & Accounting Firms, Fund and Financial Auditors, Fund Administrators, Miners, Protocols, individuals, and any other businesses interacting with crypto assets. All of Lukka’s products are created with institutional standards, such as AICPA SOC Controls, which focus on accuracy and completeness. Lukka is a global company headquartered in the United States.

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