Corporate Counsel

  • DRW/Cumberland
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Jan 07, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. DRW trades its capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. Cumberland, the cryptoasset arm of DRW, is a global leader in cryptoassets specializing in two-sided, institutional-sized liquidity. Cumberland offers 24/7 access to a wide array of cryptoassets, while helping the ecosystem grow in a responsible, sustainable way.

We are seeking an experienced regulatory attorney to join our team as Corporate Counsel, to work on a wide variety of strategic, regulatory, and transactional matters.

Core Duties:

  • Strategic Direction: Provide thought leadership and strategic direction on innovative Cumberland initiatives, including on-exchange and over-the-counter trading, venture capital investments, incubation projects, DeFi and protocol development. Work directly with the Global Head of Cumberland as part of Cumberland’s executive team to structure and develop cutting-edge opportunities in the crypto space.
  • Regulatory Counsel: Provide practical, risk-weighted legal and regulatory advice to the Cumberland team in connection with new business opportunities and day-to-day operations.
  • Project Execution: Collaborate across functional groups within Cumberland and DRW globally to drive strategic objectives, including internal legal colleagues, outside counsel, tax, HR, accounting, treasury and trading operations.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and admission to a state bar
  • 10+ years of legal experience with a focus on financial laws and regulations; some in-house experience is preferred
  • Understanding of regulatory regimes applicable to cryptoasset trading (SEC, CFTC, NYDFS, anti-money laundering)
  • Experience analyzing legal and regulatory issues relating to cryptoassets and blockchain technology
  • Must be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the firm and across all functional groups