Senior Counsel, Product

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

About the Company:

Circle operates as a financial technology company positioned at the forefront of the evolving landscape of digital currency and payment systems. Facilitating immediate, cost-effective, global value transfers akin to digital data is our core mission. We empower businesses, institutions, and developers to leverage the power of our infrastructure, notably USDC, a blockchain-based dollar, to thrive in this era of technological and monetary transformation.

What You'll Be Engaged In:

Promoting transparency and consistency, Circle is constantly expanding and enhancing its presence in key jurisdictions worldwide. Upheld by our core values of Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity, our team fosters a collaborative remote work environment where creativity and innovation flourish.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Senior Counsel reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Product and Regulatory, your primary focus will involve leading and optimizing legal coverage for the Circle Account and a diverse range of digital asset products. Collaborating with dynamic product teams, you will drive initiatives related to crypto assets and blockchain technology to shape pioneering financial solutions for businesses and navigate regulatory changes affecting stablecoins and digital assets.

Main Areas of Focus:

  • Provide comprehensive legal guidance throughout the product life cycle of Circle Account and digital asset offerings, spanning innovations like stablecoins, NFTs, and decentralized finance.
  • Offer counsel on adhering to domestic and international laws and regulations concerning digital assets and virtual asset service providers, with a focus on global expansion and compliance.
  • Contribute to refining processes, protocols, and performance metrics within the Legal division to enhance legal services' efficiency.
  • Mitigate legal risks pragmatically, devising strategic solutions, fostering partnerships, and seizing opportunities.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the cryptocurrency and digital currency space to ensure proficient coverage of product areas.

What We Look for in Candidates:

  • Possession of a Juris Doctor degree and active law license in at least one state without disciplinary issues.
  • Over 5 years of experience as in-house counsel advising product teams or leading regulatory matters, particularly within the fintech or institutional financial sectors.
  • A fervor for financial technology and demonstrated expertise in cryptocurrency or blockchain affairs.
  • Familiarity with the global AML/CFT regulatory framework for digital assets.
  • Team-oriented mindset, with a penchant for learning and mentoring.
  • Exposure to regulated environments or governmental bodies.
  • Agile learning abilities to adapt to new business domains and technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, business acumen, and collaborative work ethic.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack, and Apple MacOS is preferred.

Additional Details:

  • This role qualifies for day-one PERM sponsorship for eligible candidates.

At Circle, we aim to cultivate an all-encompassing financial landscape with transparency at its core. Our compensation structures take numerous factors into account, such as relevant experience, skill sets, and business priorities. Compensation ranges may vary outside the U.S.

Base Salary Range: $180,000 - $237,500

Annual Expected Bonus: 15%

Additional Benefits: Equity incentives, comprehensive health coverage, retirement plans, personalized vacation policy, paid sick leave, and holidays in the U.S.

We are passionately devoted to equality and diversity in the workplace; discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, or disability will not be tolerated at Circle. Compliance with the E-Verify Program is mandatory in select locations.

View this opportunity for remote work with us as a valuable step towards advancing your legal career!

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Circle
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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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