General Counsel

Job at Monad



Full time

Monad Labs is a venture-backed startup building the Monad blockchain, a high-performance blockchain built to bring world adoption to decentralized apps. Monad delivers 1000x the throughput of Ethereum—10,000 transactions per second—while maintaining backward-compatibility for Ethereum smart contracts, offering users and developers the best of both worlds.

Founded by Jump Trading alums, our team solves challenging problems in distributed systems engineering and low-latency optimization, authoring novel open source code to implement a new, high-performance, high-reliability, high-value system.

After raising a $19 million seed round backed by Dragonfly Capital, Placeholder Capital, Naval Ravikant, and other leaders in the crypto space, we are hiring an exceptional Counsel who wants to work on challenging and impactful problems in a fast-paced environment.

The Role

Reporting to the CEO, Monad Labs is seeking an experienced Counsel to play a pivotal role with navigating the complex legal terrain of the cryptocurrency world.

What you will be doing

  • Identify business and legal risks and issues that allow the business of the company to move forward in compliance with domestic and international laws, rules, and regulations
  • Stay abreast of evolving regulations in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sector
  • Assist in design, implementation, update, and audit of policies and procedures to ensure company’s compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Provide practical advice on all matters that affect the company and balance risks against business objectives
  • Work closely with the C-Level suite executive team

What you will have

  • Relevant experience in a top law firm, EC/VC or fund group, and/or in-house legal team at a startup
  • Must have a strategic approach to legal problem solving, and be detail-oriented, organized, efficient, and resourceful with strong follow-through skills
  • Have broad legal knowledge that enables you to issue spot and resolve a variety of legal issues in upcoming product offerings (e.g., regulatory, contract, IP, privacy, risk); and an ability to distill complexity and to identify and clearly communicate practical, risk-based solutions
  • Experience actively managing and supervising outside counsel
  • Superb communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to communicate complex legal ideas clearly
  • Be curious–willing and able to roll up your sleeves and get into the details- and energized by working on a team in a fast-paced environment with evolving priorities
  • JD from an accredited law school; attorney's license must be current, active and in good standing
  • Experience in crypto

Why work with us

  • You’ll meaningfully advance the growth of decentralization by helping Monad’s technology reach many more developers
  • You’ll work with a small, exceptional team (bios here:
  • You’ll wear many hats and take on significant responsibilities
  • You’ll receive a competitive salary and competitive total compensation package
  • You’ll shape the culture as an early employee and make impactful contributions from day one
  • You’ll be part of a flat, results-driven organization
  • Your work will be deeply impactful, enabling a much cheaper and more efficient computation platform.

Company: Monad

Skills: legal blockchain crypto ethereum

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