Corey Then is the Vice President of Global Policy at Circle, a financial technology firm providing the most trusted treasury and payments infrastructure for the internet, including the largest U.S.-regulated dollar digital currency, USDC. Circle enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide.
Prior to joining Circle, Corey served in a variety of legal and leadership roles, including as the Chief Legal Officer of Moneta, an investment adviser with more than $35 billion in AUM. Prior to joining Moneta, he served four years in the Obama Administration, including more than three years at the White House as an attorney, Special Assistant to the President and leader of the Economics team in Presidential Personnel; and as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where, among other things, he helped oversee the agency’s multi-billion-dollar financial portfolio. His experience also includes time as Associate General Counsel at Edward Jones and as General Counsel and Co-Founder of Renewable Capital, LLC. He began his career as a white-collar attorney at Williams & Connolly law firm in Washington, D.C.
Corey graduated magna cum laude from Duke Law School, where he was elected to Order of the Coif and served as a Note Editor of the Duke Law Journal and as a special projects editor on the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. He also graduated summa cum laude from Truman State University. He is a native of Dubuque, Iowa.