Senior Corporate Counsel

  • Okcoin
  • Remote (San Francisco, CA)
  • Oct 04, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Who we are:

Okcoin is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges. We help millions of people buy and sell bitcoin, and over 30 other crypto assets every day — but our work is a whole lot more than that. We’re building an inclusive future of finance, one that opens new opportunities to learn financial literacy, store value, and build wealth for everyone.

Ready to help the next billion people experience the future of finance with us? Come on board. We have offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are remote friendly and believe in you working wherever you work best. 


About the Opportunity: 

This is an essential role at one of the fastest-growing global cryptocurrency exchanges based in San Francisco. The Senior Corporate will report to the U.S. General Counsel as part of the US Legal team.  

The right candidate will have prior experience working with a variety of internal stakeholders and various business teams providing general legal counsel support to a diverse and global organization.  They should also have strong interpersonal skills and ideally an interest in the cryptocurrency and fintech industry. 

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Draft and review legal documents including non-disclosure agreements, partnership, vendor and other commercial contracts; manage the contract process from drafting to execution
  • Collaborate with product and business development teams for corporate development events and provide legal support for company-wide projects 
  • Manage legal requests from all areas of the business, summarizing, communicating, and advising on legal concepts in support of business partners
  • Analyze the legal risks of new and existing virtual currency tokens
  • Assist with corporate governance matters, including maintaining subsidiaries, tracking filing obligations, drafting board and shareholders meeting related materials and other corporate housekeeping matters
  • Work with the compliance team to track and facilitate process of obtaining licenses and communication with regulators
  • Assist with ad-hoc legal research, develop in-house standard templates and policies; maintain organizational record keeping system
  • Stay up-to-date and keep teams advised on relevant updates in blockchain-related U.S. and international laws and regulations.

What We Look For In You:

  • J.D. or LLM required
  • Active membership with a state bar and eligible to practice in California and/or New York as a registered in-house counsel if not primarily licensed here
  • 4-8 years of experience at a top-tier law firm and/or an in-house legal team, preferably in a financial services-related industry or with a Fintech company
  • Experience in general corporate and securities matters (e.g. SEC “Howey Test” application), drafting and reviewing contracts, with solid legal researching skill on regulatory matters
  • Enthusiastic about blockchain technology and have basic understanding (or eager to learn) about relevant legal/regulatory landscape
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, growth-stage and multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to navigate through legal ambiguity with high degree of focus 

Nice to Haves:

  • Self-starter, quick learner with sense of urgency, highly driven and proactive
  • Experience working on cross-jurisdictional matters and with a global legal team
  • Experience with employment matters
  • Project management experience with superior organizational skills

Perks and Benefits:

  • Market-competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive insurance package including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance (Company pays 100% for employee/80% for dependents)
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Flexible PTO policy, company paid holidays, and flexible hours
  • UberEats weekly budget for free lunch once/week
  • Paid parental leave
  • Employee referral bonus program paid in BTC
  • Company donation match
  • A lot more perks when you join

OKCoin is an equal opportunity employer

OKCoin is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.