A new identity protocol built on Ethereum.

General Counsel @ Violet Protocol



What Violet Does

Violet is a new identity network built on Ethereum. They are building a toolchain to compose, express, and verify identity on-chain. Their mission is to evolve trust in Web3.

Violet is a primitive applicable to many use cases, however they're most excited about catalyzing institutional participation across DeFi in the near term. They believe this is key for the industry to expand and become more robust.

Specifically they are initially building an on-chain infrastructure product that solves institutional compliance requirements - while maximizing privacy for individual participants. They intend this infrastructure to be utilized by DeFi builders as they start engaging institutional liquidity and wish to grow regulatory trust in their platforms.

A robust understanding of the regulatory landscape and ability to shape the quickly evolving debate will be key in the adoption of our compliance product - which is why they're looking for a General Counsel to lead all regulatory and legal functions within Violet.

Violet is backed by top crypto investors and traditional investors alike, including BlueYard and founders / senior leadership at Ethereum, Filecoin, Anchorage, Coinbase, Wise, Uniswap, Argent, and many more.



  • Advise product and eventual protocol design and development, while working with founders, advisors, and outside counsel, to help make informed decisions that consider legal, regulatory and risk implications
  • Set the overall legal strategy and manage all internal legal matters, as well as representing Violet with regards to all outside legal and regulatory proceedings
  • Participate in and help shape the quickly evolving regulatory debate, specifically with regards to institutional DeFi adoption


  • A JD or an equivalent degree
  • 5+ years of experience at a major law firm or in-house legal department with a focus in either financial services, securities litigation, regulatory enforcement practice, regulatory compliance (such as KYC/AML practices), preferably (but not required) in the crypto space
  • An understanding of the current regulatory environment for crypto in the US and internationally (potentially in the areas of AML, sanctions, as well as financial & securities regulation)
  • Strategic thinker and ability to quickly learn and adapt to the changing crypto landscape
Bonus Points For:
    • Experience working with or for key regulatory agencies such as the SEC or FINCen
    • Any experience with token issuance
    • DAO formation / legal set up
    • If you have published about your work before (Blog, code, twitter, conferences, etc)

What is it like to work at Violet?

Violet is a remote first / distributed organization, with a small hub in Berlin. Today all of our team is in EU time zones (however note that they expect this role to be based in the US) and they get together in person every second month for a few days. Recent trips have been to Denver, Amsterdam, and Berlin. They value both the flexibility of remote work, as well as the ability for deep and conceptual work, that is at its best while being around your teammates.



  • Competitive compensation package, including generous equity / token grants
  • Co-working or home office stipend
  • Whatever work gear you may need to feel productive
  • Participation across major industry conferences and hackathons, as well as travel to team on-sites and their hub in Berlin


How to apply and process

Does this role sound like a good fit? Apply below or send your resume and deal sheet to wolf@whistlerpartners.com.

Note: we welcome all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.



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