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Corporate Counsel
Posted on 4/20/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Developing and implementing frameworks for complex issues like cryptocurrency compensation and international operations
  • Investigating R&D Lab-related Legal matters that align with Protocol Labs global, remote, and distributed mission, vision, and roadmap
  • Proactively charting PL legal strategy
  • Respond vigorously to challenges
  • Considerable responsibility as the front-line contact for the business on a day-to-day basis for legal issues and requests
  • Implementing and maintaining our contract management systems
  • Project managing multiple complex cross-functional workstreams
  • Interface with and optimize expert external counsel
  • Track record of demonstrating good judgement
  • Creative approach to solving challenging problems
  • J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school
  • Experience at a top corporate law firm
  • Proven track record of learning and adapting quickly, thinking rigorously, and working proactively and independently
  • Desire to create robust, responsive legal processes that balance the need to protect a company with the necessity of moving quickly in a startup
  • Adept at critical thinking & analysis of risk as well as pragmatic approach to mitigation and management of risk
  • You have deal experience including fundraising and / or financing, venture, Corp Dev / M&A, and deal structuring
  • Keen attention to detail and passion for getting things right
  • Ability to communicate and empathize with business, engineering, and legal colleagues alike
  • Excellent writing skills
Desired Qualifications
  • You're interested in and and comfortable with technology
  • You have in-house experience at a high-growth tech company
  • You have one year of experience (or many more) drafting and negotiating contracts or working on litigation
  • You have global tax experience or knowledge
Protocol Labs

51-200 employees

Open-source R&D lab with Web3 focus
Company Overview
Protocol Labs aims to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology. The company is open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory, who's projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.
  • Parental leave
  • Contributions to your retirement
  • Competitive pay and unlimited time off
  • For U.S.-based employees: platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
Company Values
  • We are open source to the core: Open-source technology is at the core of all our projects and at the center of our philosophy.
  • We are a global, remote workforce: Protocol Labs is a distributed company with no central office, working from home all over the world.
  • We champion autonomy: We empower people to lead and take ownership of interesting, challenging problems.
  • We welcome diverse ways of thinking: This is a team of talented, curious people of diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives.
  • We are a startup lab:We mix fast-paced, growth-oriented startup culture, with deeply analytical, data driven research thinking.