Senior Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance

Job at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange



Full time

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different? Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world. Before you apply, please read theKraken Culture Explainedto learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who have a long track record of building premium products for professionals and institutions as well as newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security through our products likeKraken Pro,Kraken NFT, andCryptowatch, with a focus on world-class customer support andcrypto educationfor all. Become a Krakenite and build the internet of money!

Proof of workThe team

Join our growing corporate legal team of more than 9 attorneys and paraprofessionals working on matters such as international corporate structuring, product formation, public company preparedness, and equity financings to further Kraken’s mission.

This role is fully remote within the United States (US). Per the listed requirement for US state bar admission, we will consider US-based applicants.

The Opportunity

  • Leading legal work for domestic and international corporate governance, regulatory compliance, international registrations, and management of subsidiary entities
  • Collaborate closely with business executives and colleagues in the legal, tax, HR, treasury, and finance departments on domestic and international corporate governance, corporate structuring, regulatory compliance, and related securities matters
  • Contribute to a growing corporate legal team that is building out org structure, playbooks, and processes
  • Review and collaborate with compliance professionals on AML, KYC/UBO compliance, and other regulatory aspects
  • Provide support for corporate development activities, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic corporate partnership
  • Provide creative, innovative, and effective legal solutions for business stakeholders

Skills you should HODL

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in corporate governance, to include a blend of in-house and law firm, plus relevant experience in a regulated industry/context with substantial exposure to or experience in a high growth technology company
  • JD from a well regarded law school and membership (in good standing) in a US state bar
  • Interest in the crypto industry / what our company is offering to the world and why
  • Strong analytical, writing, and organizational skills
  • Excellent project management, negotiation, drafting, and time management skills
  • Honed executive communication skills
  • Excellent business judgment, analytic rigor, and legal pragmatism
  • Mindset that is team-oriented, plus proactive and entrepreneurial: an opportunity-making person who uses the law to increase the company’s optionality, not decrease it

Nice to haves

  • Experience with regulated financial services firms
  • Experience both in-house and at a law firm

Location Tagging: #USKraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. 

Company: Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Skills: legal senior remote blockchain crypto

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