Counsel, Transactions

Atlanta, USA
Full time
Remote
Compensation is not specified
Role
Attorney
Description

Role Summary:

Circle, a leading financial technology company, is at the forefront of the evolving internet of finance, enabling the seamless transfer of value globally and rapidly at reduced costs compared to traditional systems. This advancement paves the way for innovative opportunities in payments, commerce, and markets that uplift global economic well-being and enhance inclusivity.

What You'll Contribute to:

Circle prioritizes transparency and reliability in all facets of its operations. With a global presence in robust jurisdictions, we strive for swift and effective outcomes, ingrained in our core values of Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity. Our team thrives in a virtual environment that fosters collaboration and diversity, inviting fresh perspectives and engendering a sense of shared ownership.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel - Transactions, you will have a pivotal role in overseeing commercial transactions, supporting Business, Business Development, compliance, and vendor management divisions to introduce new products and expand into emerging markets.

Key Tasks:

  • Collaborate closely with Product, Business, Compliance, and Finance teams at Circle, fostering strong communication and trust to achieve joint success.
  • Structure, negotiate, and draft agreements relating to fintech, payments, crypto tech, and vendor transactions, managing legal risks with a business-oriented approach to fortify partnerships and drive growth opportunities.
  • Enhance contract templates and terms of use to align with evolving product offerings and services.
  • Contribute to establishing and refining processes, procedures, and metrics, including streamlining contracting processes to enhance the provision of legal services across the organization.
  • Proactively address legal challenges in a business-centric manner, implementing problem-solving strategies, fostering partnership strength, and unlocking growth possibilities.
  • Assist business leaders in contract interpretation and oversight.
  • Stay updated on developments in the finance, payments, and digital currency realms to offer up-to-date compliance advice.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on legal experience, ideally encompassing law firm (AM Law 50) and in-house roles.
  • Proficient in drafting and negotiating agreements in fintech, financial services, and technology sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with cross-functional teams on strategic partnerships, particularly involving Product, Business, and Compliance teams.
  • Nurtures a passion for financial technology, cryptocurrency, and blockchain, possesses a collaborative mindset, values mentoring, and embraces learning opportunities.
  • Adaptable to dynamic environments, capable of managing multiple projects concurrently while accommodating changes flawlessly.
  • Exhibits sound business judgment in legal recommendations, adept at problem-solving while balancing business risks effectively.
  • Competent working autonomously with guidance and in team settings.
  • JD qualification (preferably from a top-tier law school or with notable honors) and membership in at least one state bar.
  • Familiarity with Google Suite, Slack, and Apple MacOS is preferred.

Additional Details:

  • This position offers eligibility for PERM sponsorship from day one for qualified individuals.
  • Compensation is determined based on various factors like relevant experience, qualifications, and business needs.
  • Salary Range: $147,500 - $195,000
  • Annual Bonus Target: 12.5%
  • Benefits include Equity, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), discretionary vacation policy, 10 days of paid sick leave per year, and 11 paid holidays annually in the U.S.
  • Circle is an equal opportunity employer that champions diversity and inclusivity without discrimination.
  • Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations as mandated by law.
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Circle
Company size
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Location
United States
Description
We believe in a future where digital dollars work securely around the world to create a more prosperous global economy for everyone.

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