Circle is hiring a
Web3 Senior Counsel

Compensation: $170k - $235k

Location: MA Boston, Massachusetts, United States

What you’ll be responsible for:

Under the direction of the Assistant General Counsel - Commercial, you will play an immediate and direct role in complex commercial transactional work and marketing, supporting our Business and Business Development segments, and our compliance and vendor management teams as we offer new products and grow in new markets.

What you'll work on:

  • Be a trusted partner to Circle’s Product, Business, Compliance, and Finance teams, working collaboratively and building a strong line of communication with the business.
  • Structure, negotiate and draft complex fintech, payments, crypto and tech transactions, addressing legal risk in business-centric ways with the goal of strengthening partnerships and advancing opportunities.
  • Support the creation and expansion of contract templates and terms of use to reflect new and existing products and services.
  • Aid in the development and implementation of processes, procedures and metrics (including efficient contracting processes) to increase the overall effectiveness of the legal services provided to the company.
  • Address legal risk in business-centric ways, developing processes to solve problems, strengthening partnerships and advancing opportunities.
  • Assist business leaders with contract interpretation and management.
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant finance, payments and digital currency space to ensure an ongoing ability to provide sound marketing compliance advice.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 6+ years (for Counsel)/10+ years (for Senior Counsel) of practical, hands-on legal experience, both law firm (AM Law 100) and in-house experience are preferred.
  • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating complex fintech, financial services and tech agreements.
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams on strategic partnerships, with a focus on Product, Business and Compliance teams.
  • Experience advising clients on risk mitigation across technology product platforms.
  • You are passionate about financial technology and the disruptive potential of cryptocurrency and blockchains, are a team player with a sense of humor, and enjoy learning but also mentoring.
  • You are comfortable working in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • You apply sound, practical business judgment to your legal recommendations, and are creative at solving problems while balancing important legal risks for the business.
  • You can work autonomously and independently with minimal guidance but are also comfortable working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • You have a JD (preferably from a “T-14” law school and/or with honors/law review from a US News & World Report Top 50 law school) and are an active member of at least one state bar.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack and Apple MacOS preferred.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidate

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

The compensation range below is specific to Boston, MA. Actual starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay Range: $170,000 - $235,000

Annual Bonus Target: 17.5%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

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Compensation: $170k - $235k

Location: MA Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Benefits: Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance

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