General Counsel

United States, 15 people in the company; 10 in AUS; 5 in North America  [Remote]



About the Company: Backed by the leading DeFi-focused venture funds, our client's protocol offers a solution to a core missing piece in the DeFi stack.  About the Role: As their General Counsel and first legal hire, you'll lead legal for a young crypto company. Alongside the usual corporate & commercial legal requirements, you will be dealing with state laws regarding money transmitter licenses, gray regulatory regimes, and multiple federal agencies including FINRA, CFTC, FinCEN, and others. Familiarity with regulatory issues, including KYC, AML, BSA and CFAA requirements is a must. You'll also work collaboratively with internal teams, advising on compensation, employment, tax, intellectual property, and data privacy issues. They're looking for someone solution-oriented, with a high tolerance for ambiguity and passion for tricky regulatory puzzles. Innovators welcome! Responsibilities: Develop and execute the legal and regulatory strategy of a quickly-scaling company. Stay current on applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards and be able to communicate relevant developments to business and product teams, driving risk-weighted decisions. Provide legal support in the development of policies, and customer and consumer communications and disclosures Guide the organization and its members on internal legal matters such as employment contracts, equity grants, and corporate governance. Manage day-to-day interactions with business partners, outside counsel, and other stakeholders. About You: JD with bar admission in good standing in at least one jurisdiction 6+ years of relevant legal experience at a top law firm, in-house, and/or at a financial regulator Experience managing commercial matters and advising product and business teams Extensive knowledge of cryptocurrency regulatory issues, including but not limited to: KYC, AML, BSA and CFAA requirements A self-starter who is results-oriented, can embrace ambiguity and can thrive in a fast-paced environment; you have built and run Legal playbooks and can maintain a sense of urgency with the ability to adjust to shifting priorities Perks: