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Senior Counsel, Ethics and Compliance
Posted on 5/19/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Remote in USA • Atlanta, GA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Leadership
MacOS
Management
Requirements
  • 10+ years of legal experience with a strong knowledge of:
  • Development and management of an effective ethics program, including relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards; and
  • Broad policy-making and compliance experience, including implementation of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) tools and systems
  • Public company policy and compliance matters, including ESG programs
  • Experience working with and presenting to SVP-level leadership and board of directors
  • You are passionate about financial technology and the disruptive potential of cryptocurrency and blockchains, are a team player with a sense of humour, and enjoy learning but also mentoring
  • You are comfortable working in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes, and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • You apply sound, practical business judgment to your legal recommendations, and are creative at solving problems while balancing important legal risks for the business
  • You can work autonomously and independently with minimal guidance but are also comfortable working collaboratively as part of a team
  • You have a JD (or foreign equivalent degree) and active membership in at least one US State Bar. Prior in-house experience for at least 5 years a must, including public traded companies
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite
Responsibilities
  • Developing, leading, managing and maintaining a world class global ethics function, including driving program objectives, milestones, metrics and reporting to continually enhance and scale the ethics programs
  • Partnering with our Risk and Talent teams, preparing, maintaining and regularly assessing policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including anti-corruption, competition, conflicts of interest, insider trading, and gifts, meals & entertainment
  • Advising Company stakeholders on comprehensive public company policies, including ESG program, and supporting the implementation and maintenance thereof
  • Providing training and mentoring worldwide on compliance with the Company's ethics program, code of business conduct, and other related policies/procedures
  • Conducting, overseeing and providing support in connection with internal investigations
  • Proactively identifying ethics compliance risk areas and strategies to mitigate them
  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance
Circle

201-500 employees

Platform for businesses to accept payments and send payouts
Company Overview
Circle's mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. The company is a global financial technology firm that’s at the center of digital currency innovation and open financial infrastructure.
Benefits
  • Paid time off - We offer flexible paid time off — take what you need as long as it works with you and your team, and all Circle employees get mobile phone and home office reimbursements.
  • Health coverage - No matter where you live, we offer a market competitive suite of benefits. Enroll in health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances, and Circle covers some or all of the premiums.
  • Invested in your future - All U.S. full-time and part-time employees enjoy 401(k) and pensions (with 4% company match if you contribute 5% or more), and share Circle’s success via company equity awards.
  • Learning & development - Your individual growth and development is important to us and we provide the resources to help you grow your career while at Circle.
Company Values
  • We are Multistakeholder - As an institution, we exist in a broad stakeholder context, which means that we must organize, incentivize and measure ourselves against meeting the needs of all of our stakeholders — our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world.
  • We are Mindful - We seek to be present and aware, to be respectful, active listeners (with each other and with our customers alike), and to pay attention to detail. We don’t rush to judgement, and when we are swept up by strong emotions we patiently observe and acknowledge them and try to not just react. Our mindfulness leads to better understanding, and more respectful, careful and deliberate choices.
  • We are Driven by Excellence - We are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success. Being driven also means that we relentlessly pursue excellence, that we do not tolerate mediocrity, that we reward based on merit, and that we work intensely to achieve our goals. Being driven doesn’t mean that we are assholes and plough over people or tolerate a culture of aggressiveness. We are a team. Part of our drive is to bring everyone along in our collective achievement.
  • We are High Integrity - We seek open and honest communication, and hold ourselves to very high moral and ethical standards. When we say we will do something, we do it. When we are having difficulty and need help, we talk about it. We treat each other and our customers with the utmost respect. We reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance. We welcome vulnerability and uncertainty, which needs to be listened to in order to bring people along, and helps us to constantly learn and improve. Our customers and partners implicitly experience us as high integrity, and our customer centric choices demonstrate this to them again and again.