Senior Counsel, Product

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

Description:

Circle, a prominent financial technology firm, operates at the heart of the emerging internet of money, enabling value to flow globally in a reliable, rapid, and cost-effective manner compared to traditional settlement systems. This pioneering internet layer presents new opportunities for payments, commerce, and markets, fostering global economic prosperity and fostering inclusivity. Through our robust infrastructure, including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar, we empower businesses, institutions, and developers to leverage these advancements in the convergence of money and technology.

What You'll Be A Part Of:

At Circle, we prioritize transparency and stability. As we expand into key jurisdictions worldwide, speed and efficiency drive our operational success, guided by our core values of Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity. Our employees, known as Circlers, adapt and thrive in a remote setting, supporting team accomplishments through a numbers-driven approach and a culture that embraces diverse perspectives and innovative thinking.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Product and Regulatory, you will serve as Senior Counsel overseeing the Circle Account and a range of digital asset products. Working closely with inventive product teams, you will navigate crypto assets and blockchain technology to craft novel financial solutions for businesses, and shape regulatory strategies in response to the evolving landscape for stablecoins and digital assets.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing comprehensive legal guidance throughout the product lifecycle for Circle Account and digital asset offerings, covering innovative blockchain products like stablecoins, NFTs, and decentralized finance.
  • Offering counsel on compliance with US and international laws related to digital assets and virtual asset services, including issues surrounding global expansion and licensing.
  • Supporting the Legal team in developing effective processes, procedures, and metrics to enhance legal services' overall efficiency for the company.
  • Mitigating legal risks through practical business-driven approaches, solving challenges, fostering collaborations, and seizing opportunities.
  • Staying informed on relevant developments in crypto and digital currency realms to deliver thorough legal coverage in the product space.

Your Contributions to Circle:

  • Possession of a Juris Doctor degree and a valid law license in good standing in at least one state.
  • Over 5 years of experience as an in-house counsel advising product teams or overseeing regulatory matters, preferably in fintech or institutional finance.
  • Deep passion for financial technology and a track record in covering cryptocurrency or blockchain issues.
  • Familiarity with the AML/CFT regulatory landscape for digital assets worldwide.
  • A collaborative team player with a penchant for learning and mentoring.
  • Experience in regulated environments or with governmental bodies.
  • Rapid learning skills to support the exploration of new business and tech areas.
  • Strong aptitude in building business partnerships, interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack, and preferably Apple MacOS.

Additional Details:

  • This role may offer day-one PERM sponsorship for eligible candidates.
  • Our compensation philosophy considers diverse factors, such as relevant experience, skills, qualifications, and organizational needs.

Starting Base Pay Range: $180,000 - $237,500 (Annual Bonus Target: 15%) Benefits: Equity, Comprehensive Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, and 401(k)), 10 days of paid sick leave annually, and 11 paid holidays in the U.S.

Circle upholds an equal employment opportunity, embracing diversity and inclusivity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Compliance with the E-Verify Program is mandatory in specific locations.

This position may involve remote work.

Skills Required
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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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