Circle is hiring a
Web3 Senior Counsel, Product

Compensation: $180k - $237k

Location: IL Chicago, Illinois, United States

What you’ll be responsible for:

Under the direction of the Assistant General Counsel, Product and Regulatory, you will play an immediate and direct role as Senior Counsel leading coverage for the Circle Account and wide variety of digital asset products. You will partner with innovative product teams harnessing the power of crypto assets and blockchain technology to develop the new financial account for businesses and help plan and implement regulatory strategy against the evolving regulatory landscape for stablecoins and other digital assets.

What you'll work on:

  • Provide full product life-cycle counseling for Circle Account and digital asset products and services including novel blockchain products and services relating to stablecoins, NFTs, and decentralized finance.
  • Provide advice on compliance with US and international laws and regulations relating to digital assets and virtual asset service providers including matters relating to international expansion and licensing.
  • Support the development and implementation by the Legal team of processes, procedures and metrics 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.
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant crypto and digital currency developments to ensure an ongoing ability to provide robust product area coverage.

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:

  • Juris Doctor degree and active law license in at least one state in good standing.
  • 5+ years of experience as in-house counsel advising product teams and/or leading regulatory coverage preferably in fintech or institutional financial services.
  • Passion for financial technology and proven experience covering cryptocurrency or blockchain matters.
  • Familiarity with the AML/CFT regulatory environment for digital assets globally.
  • Team player with a sense of humor, and enjoy learning but also mentoring.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment or with governmental entities.
  • Ability to learn quickly and support new areas of business and technology.
  • Strong development of business partnerships, interpersonal skills, and work ethic.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack and Apple MacOS preferred.

Additional Information:

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

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.

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: $180,000 - $237,500

Annual Bonus Target: 15%

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: $180k - $237k

Location: IL Chicago, Illinois, United States


Benefits: Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance


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