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General Counsel
Updated on 3/27/2023
Remote • United States
Experience Level
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing of at least one state bar
  • 10+ years of legal experience as either a commercial attorney, regulatory attorney, and/or technology-oriented high-growth startup
  • Interested in blockchain technology with an eagerness to learn more about the space
  • Experience supporting remote, global operational business teams as they grow and scale
  • Experience hiring and leading a team of legal professionals
  • A strategic thinker who can quickly identify key issues and navigate the complex regulatory landscape in the crypto space
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to take the initiative and build productive relationships internally and externally
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and eager to take ownership of opportunities to ensure solutions even in ambiguous situations
  • Positive, empathetic team player skilled at collaboration and communication
  • Experience working at the SEC, FinCEN or CFTC is highly valued
  • Practice experience in the crypto industry is strongly preferred
  • Provide legal counsel and guidance to the executive team and other upper management on all legal matters relevant to operating a Web3 startup
  • Guide new and existing product development to ensure compliance with relevant laws/regulations (e.g. data privacy)
  • Anticipate and identify potential legal issues and counsel executive and other upper management in order to develop legal strategies and solutions
  • Conduct legal research and review the company's litigation strategy pertaining to legal actions
  • Preserve all corporate records
  • Create new entities and manage the organization's intellectual property, trademarks, etc
  • Examine and review contracts (e.g. employee and vendor agreements) and other legal documents; research legal issues and recommend revisions as necessary
  • Build out and support Pagoda's legal function to effectively accomplish the company's goals and objectives
  • Partner closely with People leader and People team on employee relations issues, employment law matters, and employment process improvement
  • Select and retain outside counsel, as required, to obtain legal opinions or to handle claims and litigation
  • Provide training to the company on various legal issues through workshops and meetings
  • Engage proactively with the rest of the NEAR ecosystem as well as across the blockchain landscape
Near Protocol

51-200 employees

Blockchain Infrastructure
Company Overview
NEAR Protocol is a scalable blockchain designed to provide the performance and user experience necessary to bridge the gap to mainstream adoption of decentralized applications. Unlike other next generation blockchains, this network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users.
Company Core Values
  • Ecosystem-First: Always put the health and success of the ecosystem above any individual's interest
  • Openness: Operate transparently and consistently share knowledge to build open communities
  • Pragmatism over Perfection: Find the right solution not the ideal solution and beat dogmatism by openly considering all ideas
  • Make it feel simple: Strive to make the complex feel simple so the technology is accessible to all
  • Grow constantly: Learn, improve and fail productively so the project and community are always becoming more effective