Rebecca Rettig is the General Counsel of the Aave Companies, a group of software development companies that build blockchain-based software for the web3 world.  In addition to handling legal matters, Rebecca works with policymakers across the globe on regulatory matters relating to decentralized finance (“DeFi”) and cryptoassets.  Rebecca began her legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, litigating complex commercial disputes and defending regulatory enforcement matters; for more than a decade, she’s been representing clients on the cutting edge of technology, and, over the last 5+ years, in the crypto and DeFi sector.  Immediately prior to joining the Aave Companies in March 2021, Rebecca was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP in the financial services group, serving these types of client.  In 2019, Rebecca was recognized as one of the top 100 women lawyers in New York by Crain’s New York Business.  Rebecca currently serves on the Board of Directors of Silvergate Bank, a public company, and the Board of the DeFi Education Fund, a 501(c)(4) promoting education about DeFi for regulators and policymakers.