Corporate Counsel
Posted on 9/26/2023

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


Total Funding





Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Experience Level
Desired Skills
Legal & Compliance
  • 7+ years of legal experience with a strong, demonstrated knowledge of:
  • The ability to manage a variety of initiatives, matters and transactions requiring an analysis and distillation of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, ideally in a financial services environment, and experience in performing supporting complex legal research and preparing legal memoranda intended for internal clients and senior leadership
  • EMEA regional laws and issues relevant to Circle's business and in relation to evolving product and technology requirements and standards in the fintech, payments and/or cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystems
  • Broad product development and compliance experience in the crypto/payments/fintech industry and experience interfacing with applicable regulatory agencies holding jurisdiction over the same
  • Experience working in the EMEA region preferred (in-house law department or top-tier law firm); connections to the EMEA region also preferred
  • Experience working with and presenting to diverse, cross-functional teams and senior leadership
  • You are passionate about Circle's mission and values, financial technology and the disruptive potential of cryptocurrency and blockchains
  • You are comfortable working outside of your comfort zone in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to rapid changes, extreme velocity 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 exercise good judgment in time-sensitive, high-pressure situations, work autonomously and independently with minimal guidance and are also comfortable working collaboratively as part of a team
  • You are obsessively organized, energetic, passionate about supporting your team/ a team player
  • You possess a J.D. (or foreign equivalent degree) and active membership in at least one U.S. State Bar
  • Three (3) years minimum prior experience at a top-tier law firm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite
  • Providing support to Circle's global legal operations, risk management efforts and strategic business objectives and priorities
  • Advising Circle stakeholders on, among other things, comprehensive approaches to a variety of product development initiatives, regulatory compliance and enterprise risk management matters and guidance
  • Collaborating closely with product, policy, business, compliance and enterprise risk team members to define scope, engage stakeholders, prioritize and drive execution of key initiatives
  • Owning and managing multiple projects, legally compliant process improvements and workstreams critical to large scale, complex initiatives
  • Advising on product and regulatory assessments, and leading adoption of jurisdictionally compliant legal principles, ensuring compliance by design into business operations
  • Providing thought leadership consistent with Circle's related business objectives, strategies, policies, standards and procedures
  • Proactively identifying a variety of compliance risk areas and strategies to mitigate them
  • 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
  • Managing corporate governance matters, including reviewing, maintaining and updating various corporate governance documents, policies, procedures and local filings, and assisting in the preparation of agendas, materials, resolutions and minutes for local entity meetings of the Board
  • 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