General Council – Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
 

General Counsel

 

Job Title:General Counsel

Location:San Francisco

Recruiter: rick@cryptorecruit.com

 

Leading global blockchain asset financial service provider. With a mission to make investing in alternative assets more efficient and adaptable, the company is committed to providing customers with safe, professional, and honest services based on the core principle of putting the customer first.

This business is one of the world’s largest digital asset exchanges with an accumulated trading volume of US $1 trillion. Having once accounted for half of the world’s digital asset transactions, the business now serves more than 5 million users in over 130 countries around the world. With compliance teams in Singapore, the United States, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia and other countries and regions around the world, the business is able to provide safe and reliable digital asset trading and management services to its customers.

 

The business is entering the US market and looking for a General Counsel to join the exciting new adventure in US. This person will join a fast-paced, collegial, and innovative team, providing legal counsel to the product, company and operations teams, focusing on the regulatory side of our business.

What You Will Do 

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the business on legal issues relating to the company’s marketplace platform and general operations.
  • Work closely with the company’s product and technology team, advising on the development of new products and services.
  • Work closely with the company’s Compliance Department to design, develop and maintain processes and procedures.
  • Manage, review and update legal agreements related to the company’s virtual currency marketplace platform.
  • Represent the company with state and federal regulators; manage enforcement actions, inquires and investigations.
  • Support the company’s government relations efforts; including research and support on state and federal public policy issues.

What You Need to Have 

  • J.D. with solid academic credentials and a State bar member in good standing.
  • 3-6 years of relevant legal experience, including at least 3+ years in-house at a financial technology company, bank, or at a top-tier law firm (in-house experience preferred, but not required).
  • A demonstrated ability to understand business needs and to serve as a trusted advisor, providing sound, transparent legal advice.
  • Ability to balance legal risk with business objectives.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and an upbeat attitude.
  • Familiarity with financial services regulation and licenses such at MBS, ATS…etc