Legal Counsel
Worldcoin Foundation
Posted on 3/9/2023

51-200 employees

Decentralized global digital currency company
Company Overview
Worldcoin’s mission is to accelerate the transition towards a more inclusive global economy, providing new ways for everyone to share future prosperity. The company has created a new global digital currency that will be distributed fairly to as many people as possible and will be giving a free share to everyone on earth when it launches.
Experience Level
  • Must have excellent academic credentials and be a qualified lawyer in good standing with eligibility to practice in your jurisdiction (preference for an EU country, the UK, or the US)
  • 4+ years of post-law school experience working as an attorney, including solid BigLaw experience
  • Previous experience guiding cross-border and multi-jurisdictional commercial enterprises, especially in FinTech or start-ups
  • Hands-on approach and early organization experience
  • Solution-oriented
  • A leader capable of defining an agenda and ensuring it gets done on time and efficiently, along the way demonstrating judgment, practicality, resourcefulness, proactivity, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written communicator, able to present complex legal issues clearly and concisely, whether extemporaneously via messaging protocols, in emails, or in memoranda and other more formal documents
  • Affinity for program management and using technology solutions to help scale processes, and comfort with GSuite applications
  • Demonstrated interest in blockchain technology, Web3, cryptocurrency and digital assets
  • Extensive experience living, working, traveling, or practicing law internationally, and ability to travel regularly
  • Fluency in English is a must
  • Positive collaborative attitude, comfort with change and a fast pace, high level of integrity, and intellectual curiosity
  • This is a unique role offering significant responsibility, high impact, and growth potential within a complex global Web3 initiative. The Legal Counsel will manage the Foundation's corporate matters, oversee the work of outside counsel, advise on regulatory matters, and will work with external providers and partners. At the same time, the Legal Counsel will help steer Worldcoin's progressive shift to community governance and decentralization
  • As a result, the role requires strength in traditional in-house corporate practice, but the ability to apply that foundation in the context of novel considerations distinct to the emerging Web3 / digital assets field, as well as the reality of an early organization: work in a multijurisdictional setting, projects related to digital assets, building frameworks for bootstrapping community involvement and decentralization, manage external relationships (including contractual and IP matters), ensuring regulatory compliance, strategic partnerships with other ecosystem participants; and gradual transition of traditional corporate responsibilities to the community. We are still a small team, so expect to perform individual contributor work. In this role, you will: