Edge & Node is hiring a
Web3 General Counsel

Compensation: $60k - $140k *

Edge & Node is a creative software development company working to build a vibrant, decentralized future. Founded by the initial team behind The Graph, Edge & Node is dedicated to the advancement of web3, a decentralized and fair internet where public data is available to all—an internet that enables its users to increase agency over their creations and their lives. Edge & Node’s initial product is The Graph, an indexing protocol for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS, which ensures open data is always available and easy to access. The Graph is used by thousands of protocols and dapps including Uniswap, Livepeer, Aave, Decentraland, and more. Edge & Node also launched Everest, a decentralized registry with the mission to catalyze the shift to web3, facilitating community-driven curation of projects providing ongoing utility to the crypto space. The Business team is a highly-focused group of web3 pioneers pushing the industry to greater heights while onboarding the next billion web3 users. Supporting a global ecosystem (and having a blast doing it), we develop and execute on business strategy, create communications, manage partnerships and support participants of The Graph Network. Ensuring a healthy, happy ecosystem while fostering meaningful relationships with the community is as essential as to us our morning matcha lattes. The business team comprises Business Development, Partnerships, Solutions Engineering, Marketing, Brand Building, GRT Relations, and Finance/ GRT Relations. What We're Looking For You are an original thinker and can thrive in a dynamic environment. You are passionate about Web3 and are familiar with The Graph. You are committed to using your legal expertise to support product development, business growth and to best serve users. You are driven to optimize for an organization's success and provide necessary guidance. You are someone who is personable, enjoys meeting new people and developing partnerships with top projects. You have experience at a top law firm and also as a General Counsel at a fast-growing tech company. Responsibilities

Serve as a key legal advisor on all areas of our business

Help us achieve product and business objectives in a legally compliant and ethical manner

Support business teams on legal matters, including strategy, general advice, contract review, commercial terms, corporate matter, internal policies, IP, negotiations and more

Proactively identify legal problems, solutions, and potential support needed to the team

Draft and review contracts and agreements, and provide holistic risk assessment and suggestions to enhance business value while mitigating downside risk

Manage relationships with lawyers and other external third-parties

Anticipate and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current laws relevant to crypto area to provide strategic advice and foster compliance

Desired Skills

Excellent communication and writing skills

Highly analytical with excellent problem solving skills

Ability to provide useful and efficient counsel

High level of personal integrity and ethics

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, remote and global team

Strong knowledge of regulatory and legal regimes relevant to web3, including financial market regulations, securities laws, and US and global AML/CFT rules

Strong knowledge of IP and open-source development law

Experience managing employee equity incentive programs, including US federal tax and securities law considerations

Minimum 5 years of commercial legal experience in a global law firm or practice, preferably in web3, technology, fintech, or finance. Minimum of 1 year experience as a General Counsel at a web3 project or fast-growing tech company

Bachelor's degree in law or any other related field

A JD and active membership in at least one state bar, preferably CA or NY

You understand the law and also how business operate. You are able to flag the risks to the co-founders in an effective way

The ability to weigh the legal risks with the business risks and flags the necessary risks to the leadership team

About The Graph

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