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BNB CHAIN ECOSYSTEM JOBS

General Counsel

CoinMarketCap

CoinMarketCap

Legal
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Company Description

Trust Wallet is the world’s most inclusive, chain-agnostic, self-custody wallet, serving over 100 million users globally. It offers a secure, seamless, and intuitive gateway to Web3, enabling users to send, receive, stake, swap, and store over 10 million cryptocurrencies across 100+ blockchains, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, BNB Smart Chain, and many more. Trust Wallet also supports a diverse developer community, helping them reach millions of users, build their own wallets, and drive crypto adoption.

Job Description

The General Counsel will serve as the chief legal advisor for Trust Wallet, providing comprehensive legal oversight and ensuring the company operates within the legal frameworks of the jurisdictions it operates in. This role requires a seasoned legal professional with deep expertise in blockchain technology, cryptocurrency regulations, and corporate governance. The General Counsel will play a critical role in guiding the company's legal strategy, managing legal risks, and ensuring compliance with global regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Legal Strategy and Leadership:

    • Develop and implement the company's legal strategy in alignment with business objectives.

    • Provide strategic legal advice to the executive team on a wide range of issues including regulatory compliance, intellectual property, contracts, and litigation.

    • Lead and manage the legal department, including internal and external legal resources.

  • Regulatory Compliance:

    • Monitor and interpret regulatory developments related to blockchain and cryptocurrency across multiple jurisdictions.

    • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including securities laws, anti-money laundering (AML), know your customer (KYC) regulations, and data privacy laws.

    • Develop and maintain relationships with regulatory bodies and industry associations.

  • Corporate Governance:

    • Advise the Board of Directors on corporate governance matters.

    • Ensure the company's corporate governance framework meets best practices and regulatory requirements.

    • Oversee the preparation and management of board meetings, minutes, and resolutions.

  • Contract Management:

    • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of contracts, including partnership agreements, licensing agreements, and vendor contracts.

    • Implement and maintain a robust contract management system.

  • Risk Management:

    • Identify and assess legal risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.

    • Manage litigation and dispute resolution processes.

    • Provide guidance on risk management policies and procedures.

  • Intellectual Property:

    • Protect and manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

    • Advise on IP strategy and enforcement.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:

    • Work closely with other departments (e.g., product, compliance, finance) to provide legal support and ensure alignment with company goals.

    • Educate and train employees on legal and regulatory matters as needed.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and admission to the bar in at least one jurisdiction.

  • 10+ years of legal experience, with significant experience in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.

  • In-depth knowledge of the ongoing changes of the global regulatory frameworks related to cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and financial services.

  • Good judgment to balance between business growth and manage risks.

  • Demonstrated strong commercial acumen with the ability to provide practical, business-oriented and sound legal recommendations and solutions.

  • Proven ability to work with the legal budget to identify and prioritize areas with significant impacts on business.

  • Proven experience in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to lead, influence, and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • High ethical standards and integrity.

Preferred Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of how blockchain and on-chain crypto products work.

  • Experience working in a high-growth tech startup environment.

  • Familiarity with international business operations and multi-jurisdictional legal issues.

  • Strong network within the legal and blockchain communities.

Additional Information

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package.

  • Flexible working environment (remote).

  • Unique benefits for people-caring: Newborn celebration, Marriage celebration, fitness and book reimbursement.

  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic and innovative team in the blockchain industry.

  • Professional development and continuous learning opportunities.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and any relevant supporting documents to [email address] with the subject line “General Counsel Application – [Your Name]”.

Trust Wallet is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Why work at Trust Wallet?

  • Be a part of the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem that continues to grow and offers excellent career development opportunities.
  • Work alongside diverse, world-class talent, in an environment where learning and growth opportunities are endless.
  • Tackle fast-paced, challenging and unique projects.
  • Work in a truly global organization, with international teams and a flat organizational structure.
  • Enjoy competitive salary and benefits.
  • Balance life and work with flexible working hours and casual work attire.

Apply today to join our team in building the world’s most trusted and secure crypto wallet and enable a decentralized future for everyone.

Trust Wallet is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having a diverse workforce is fundamental to our success.

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