Polygon Labs Appoints Rebecca Rettig as First Chief Policy Officer

Wanted to share the news that Polygon Labs today announced that Rebecca Rettig has joined as is first chief policy officers. More details below:

Polygon Labs Appoints Rebecca Rettig as First Chief Policy Officer

Prominent Web3 Policy Advocate Will Work with Global Policymakers and Regulators Across the Globe to Advocate for Web3 Community and Protocol

Ryan Wyatt, President of Polygon Labs, today announced the appointment of Rebecca Rettig as its first Chief Policy Officer to lead global policy. In this role, Rebecca will seek to ensure that the web3 community’s interests are represented with policymakers and regulators across the globe.

Prior to joining Polygon Labs, Rebecca served as General Counsel of the Aave Companies where she engaged in significant advocacy work, by championing positive policies for decentralized web3 technology, developing novel theories of regulation for web3 technologies, and meeting with regulators and policymakers across the globe to influence legislation. Previously, Rebecca was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP in the financial services group, representing various blockchain and cryptocurrency clients.

“We believe it is imperative to have an active voice in shaping web3 policy to ensure that web3 protocols achieve their full potential in revolutionizing the way we engage with the Internet and with each other,” said Ryan Wyatt, President of Polygon Labs. “Rebecca’s previous experience in the ever-changing web3 space has allowed her to accrue invaluable insights into blockchain technology. This, coupled with her expertise in the legal field, will make her instrumental in helping drive mass adoption of blockchain-based frameworks.”

“Leading one of the most well-known and respected web3 company’s global policy efforts provides an immensely exciting opportunity to help make web3 even more transparent and inclusive,” noted Rebecca Rettig. “Polygon Labs already has a proven track record in blockchain innovation and adoption, and I’m proud to become a part of its continued mission to onboard the next billion users to web3.”

Rebecca’s immediate policy objectives include to enhance understanding of the Polygon ecosystem (such as DeFi, NFTs, stablecoins, and web3 gaming); technology Polygon Labs has developed, such as staking and base-layer technology; and pathways to web3, such as bridges and frontends. She will also be vocal on digital identity matters to continue the company’s advocacy of blockchain-based privacy. Rebecca is based in New York and will report directly to Ryan Wyatt.


Congratulations! Such a position is super important at the moment. We see the willingness of regulators to work with cryptocurrencies, so this is fundamental. Good luck to the team.