Senior Counsel, Product

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

Description:

Circle is a leading financial technology company positioned at the focal point of the emerging internet of money, enabling the seamless global transfer of value akin to digital data. This innovative internet layer unveils unprecedented opportunities for worldwide payments, commerce, and markets, fostering economic prosperity and inclusion. Through their foundational technologies like USDC, a blockchain-based dollar, Circle empowers businesses, institutions, and developers to leverage these advancements in the realm of money and technology.

Join Our Team:

Circle upholds a culture of transparency and stability in all endeavors, following expansion into resilient global jurisdictions. Rapidity and efficacy drive our achievements, underpinned by core values of Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity. Embracing a remote work environment, Circlers excel by exemplifying teamwork and resilience, within a diverse and flexible workspace encouraging innovation and ownership.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Counsel reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Product and Regulatory, you will lead legal coverage for the Circle Account and a broad spectrum of digital asset products. Collaborating with pioneering product teams, you will exploit the potential of crypto assets and blockchain technology to develop innovative financial solutions for enterprises, while devising and executing a regulatory strategy amidst the evolving landscape governing stablecoins and digital assets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Offer comprehensive legal guidance throughout the product life cycle of Circle Account and digital asset services involving novel blockchain offerings such as stablecoins, NFTs, and decentralized finance.
  • Provide legal advice on compliance matters encompassing US and international regulatory frameworks for digital assets and virtual asset service providers.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of legal processes, protocols, and metrics to enhance the overall efficiency of the legal services.
  • Mitigate legal risks through business-centric strategies, streamlining processes, fostering partnerships, and pursuing opportunities.
  • Stay updated on pertinent developments in crypto and digital currency fields to ensure comprehensive legal coverage of product areas.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree and active law license in good standing in at least one state.
  • Over 5 years of experience as in-house counsel guiding product teams and/or leading regulatory oversight, preferably in fintech or institutional financial domains.
  • Deep interest in financial technology and proven expertise in cryptocurrency or blockchain matters.
  • Familiarity with AML/CFT regulatory landscapes for digital assets globally.
  • Team-oriented mindset with a penchant for learning and mentorship.
  • Experience in regulated environments or engagement with governmental bodies.
  • Aptitude for rapid learning and adaptability to support new business and tech domains.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, business partnership cultivation abilities, and ethical work practices.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack, and Apple MacOS is preferred.

Additional Details:

  • Immediate PERM sponsorship available for qualified applicants.
  • Circle strives to build an inclusive financial future with transparency as a cornerstone, weighing various factors in determining compensation. The salary range for this position starts at $180,000 and goes up to $237,500, with an annual bonus target of 15%.
  • Employee benefits include equity, medical, dental, vision coverage, and 401(k) plan. We offer a flexible 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, embracing diversity in its workforce without discrimination based on various factors. Additionally, Circle partakes in the E-Verify Program where mandated by law.

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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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