Senior Counsel, Product

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

About the Company: Circle, a pioneering financial technology firm, operates in the rapidly growing realm of digital currency, facilitating fast, cost-effective global value transfer. Their innovative internet infrastructure greatly expands possibilities for commerce and financial ecosystems, fueling global economic growth and inclusivity. Circle's technological endeavors, highlighted by USDC, a blockchain-based currency, empower businesses, organizations, and developers to leverage these transformative advancements in digital value exchange.

Join a Dynamic Team:

Embracing transparency and steadfastness, Circle is venturing into robust global markets while upholding strong values like Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Excellence, and Integrity. Anchored by these principles, employees adapt to a remote-driven dynamic where collaboration breeds success. Within a diverse and flexible work environment, fresh ideas thrive as all team members hold a stake in the company's progress.

Responsibilities:

As Senior Counsel, reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Product and Regulatory, you will spearhead legal coverage for the Circle Account and a range of digital asset products. In collaboration with innovative product teams leveraging crypto assets and blockchain technology, you will help shape a new financial account for businesses and navigate evolving regulatory landscapes concerning stablecoins and digital assets.

Key Focus Areas:

  • Guide product development of Circle Account and digital asset offerings, including pioneering blockchain initiatives like stablecoins, NFTs, and decentralized finance.
  • Offer counsel on compliance with US and international laws regarding digital assets and virtual asset services, especially concerning global expansion and licensing.
  • Assist in fortifying legal processes, procedures, and metrics to enhance overall legal service efficiency.
  • Mitigate legal risks pragmatically, foster problem-solving processes, nurture partnerships, and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Stay current on crypto and digital currency trends to provide comprehensive product coverage continually.

Key Values:

  • Dedication & Commitment - Prioritize customer, shareholder, employee, and community interests.
  • Respectful & Detail-Oriented - Cultivate mindfulness, active listening, and attention to detail.
  • Passion for Excellence - Pursue mission-driven goals with unwavering dedication and a pursuit of excellence.
  • Integrity & Ethics - Uphold high moral and ethical standards, fostering transparent communication and integrity in all actions.

Requirements:

  • JD degree and active law license in a good standing in at least one state.
  • 5+ years of in-house counsel experience advising on product matters and regulatory affairs, preferably in fintech or institutional finance.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for financial technology, with a track record in cryptocurrency and blockchain legal matters.
  • Familiarity with global AML and CFT regulations for digital assets.
  • Strong team player, eager learner, and mentor.
  • Background in regulated environments or working with government bodies.
  • Quick learner with agility to support new business and technology areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, work ethic, and ability to cultivate business partnerships.
  • Preferably proficient in Google Suite, Slack, and Apple MacOS.

Additional Details: This role is eligible for immediate PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive financial landscape, with compensation packages tailored for various factors like experience and organizational needs.

Base Salary Range: $180,000 - $237,500 Annual Bonus: Target of 15% Benefits: Equity & comprehensive benefits package Annual Leave: Discretionary vacation policy, 10 paid sick days, 11 paid holidays (US)

Circle is an equal opportunity employer. They value diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, or disability status. Circle abides by the guidelines of the E-Verify Program in specific locations, as required 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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