Senior Counsel
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Circle

1,001-5,000 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.
Financial Services
Crypto & Web3

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$1.2B

Founded

2013

Headquarters

null, null

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

22%

2 year growth

121%
Locations
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Marketing
CategoriesNew
Legal & Compliance
Requirements
  • 6+ years (for Counsel)/10+ years (for Senior Counsel) of practical, hands-on legal experience, both law firm (AM Law 100) and in-house experience are preferred
  • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating complex fintech, financial services and tech agreements
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams on strategic partnerships, with a focus on Product, Business and Compliance teams
  • Experience advising clients on risk mitigation across technology product platforms
  • You are passionate about financial technology and the disruptive potential of cryptocurrency and blockchains, are a team player with a sense of humor, 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 (preferably from a “T-14” law school and/or with honors/law review from a US News & World Report Top 50 law school) and are an active member of at least one state bar
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack and Apple MacOS preferred
Responsibilities
  • Be a trusted partner to Circle's Product, Business, Compliance, and Finance teams, working collaboratively and building a strong line of communication with the business
  • Structure, negotiate and draft complex fintech, payments, crypto and tech transactions, addressing legal risk in business-centric ways with the goal of strengthening partnerships and advancing opportunities
  • Support the creation and expansion of contract templates and terms of use to reflect new and existing products and services
  • Aid in the development and implementation of processes, procedures and metrics (including efficient contracting processes) to increase the overall effectiveness of the legal services provided to the company
  • Address legal risk in business-centric ways, developing processes to solve problems, strengthening partnerships and advancing opportunities
  • Assist business leaders with contract interpretation and management
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant finance, payments and digital currency space to ensure an ongoing ability to provide sound marketing compliance advice
  • 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