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Associate General Counsel, Crypto Assets at Coinbase

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We’re Coinbase. We’re the world’s most trusted way to join the crypto revolution, serving more than 73 million accounts in more than 100 countries. 

Our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web 3.0 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there. 
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0. 
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

We’re seeking an experienced attorney to join our team as Associate General Counsel, Product, on our Product and Commercial Legal Team. You will be responsible for building and managing a new practice area dedicated to Coinbase’s commitment to bring crypto to the world, by identifying, mastering and reviewing new crypto assets and asset classes across the industry. You’ll help lead a dedicated legal team that focuses on counseling our Crypto Assets space, and will direct and work with both in-house Legal team members and vendor teams to find solutions tailored to a quickly evolving business and regulatory environment, with global scope and scale.You will collaborate closely with teams from business, engineering, across our Trust and Risk organization, and with other cross-functional colleagues, and be part of an integral team with a joint, unified mission.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Build and manage a global legal team that will oversee the legal process of digital asset review for Coinbase.
  • Scope, build, and manage vendor teams that will work with in-house legal on complex review processes
  • You will work across Legal, Compliance, and Product stakeholders to ensure process compliance with applicable U.S. and international laws and regulations, in close collaboration with cross functional teams.
  • Lead complex and global cross functional efforts, driving and ensuring alignment with all internal stakeholders (Business Development/Sales, Product/Engineering, Listings, Exchange, etc.).
  • Proactively solve process and other problems for the business as they plan and execute on an accelerated and aggressive global growth plan.
  • Provide practical in depth thought leadership on legal issues and risks, complex products and company policies in a risk-tolerant, but compliance-oriented environment, including the impact on the company's long-term strategy to business, compliance, and legal audiences.
  • Anticipate, prepare for and operationalize towards new business goals and product requirements, including new product offerings, country-specific launches, and changing regulatory controls

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Current license in a U.S. state. JD or equivalent with 12+ years of legal experience.
  • Substantial experience leading and running complex matters, including multiple litigation dockets, including cases brought by the SEC or other regulatory bodies 
  • Key experience with people management in a legal setting, including mentorship and career development. 
  • Experience counseling global financial or payments products at a top tier tech or fintech is a strong plus, as is experience counseling products and teams internationally. 
  • Experience with process outsourcing, and working with outside vendor teams.
  • Familiarity with the following laws and agencies a plus: the SEC and securities regulation including investment contracts and debt instruments, payment services regulations, sanctions laws, international business entity and governance, the FTC and FTCA Section 5 regulation. 
  • You have the ability to expertly advise and provide big-picture thought leadership to internal teams on the strategy, development, integration and expansion of existing and new financial products. You are comfortable challenging the status quo and preconceived notions of what is possible as well as working in areas where regulation is still evolving. 
  • Excellent judgment, analytical rigor, clear communication, and business pragmatism. Team-oriented and collaborative.

Notice for Colorado applicants as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20). Target annual salary for this role performed in Colorado, is $245,225 + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

ID: P29420


Please note that for employees based in the US, Philippines, Canada or Singapore, if your role requires you to be present in a Coinbase office or if you choose to be physically present in a Coinbase office or sponsored location, participate in any in-person gathering (including offsites) or engage in business travel sponsored by Coinbase, you will be required to be fully vaccinated (as defined by applicable law).  If you receive an offer, you will receive additional information about the grounds and process for an exemption.Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  For US applicants, you may view Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.    

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Culture
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Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

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