Lead Counsel, Settlements (Associate General Counsel)

United States
Legal /
Full-Time - Remote /
At Anchorage Digital, we are building the world’s most advanced digital asset platform for institutions to participate in crypto.

Founded in 2017, Anchorage Digital is a regulated crypto platform that provides institutions with integrated financial services and infrastructure solutions. With the first federally chartered crypto bank in the US, Anchorage Digital offers institutions an unparalleled combination of secure custody, regulatory compliance, product breadth, and client service. We’re looking to diversify our team with people who are humble, creative, and eager to learn.

We are a remote friendly, global team, but provide the option of working in-office in New York City, Sioux Falls, Porto, Lisbon, and Singapore. For our colleagues not located near our beautiful offices, we encourage and sponsor quarterly in-person collaboration days to work together and further deepen our Village.

In the fast-paced world of crypto we must memorialize our relationships in ways that stand the test of time while navigating a complex legal and regulatory landscape. We need someone with the intellect, energy, and curiosity to help us build new business lines in a first-of-its kind institution. As well, need a sharp legal negotiator to assist with the documentation of our core services - all missions critical to our operations.

This position will provide legal support to help build, develop, and launch practical solutions to complex legal challenges in the fast-growing area of institutional settlements across a wide range of client types and transaction scenarios.

We have created the Factors of Growth & Impact to help Villagers better measure impact and articulate coaching, feedback, and the rich and rewarding learning that happens while exploring, developing, and mastering the capabilities and contributions within and outside of the Member of Legal, Settlements Counsel role:

Technical Skills:

    • Strong understanding of the laws and regulation applicable to transaction settlement, clearing, and securities lending and ability to advise on related products and offer practical solutions.
    • Draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial, custody, and brokerage/trading contracts, including master services agreements, partnership agreements, intercompany agreements, external client agreements and more - our business and products are always evolving.

Complexity and Impact of Work:

    • Work closely with the General Counsel, business heads and their teams to develop the legal structure for institutional settlements across a wide range of client types and transaction scenarios.
    • Develop and manage contract templates, partner with Operations and Compliance to develop guidelines, playbooks and staff training.
    • Drive work independently while leading medium-to-large projects and processes.

Organizational Knowledge:

    • Strong understanding of Anchorage Digital’s strategy to successfully build and offer novel settlement processes related to digital assets.
    • Able to convey relevant legal issues to internal stakeholders to ensure that knowledge is shared across the appropriate teams.
    • Able to prioritize work based on company’s goals and communicate the ‘why’ behind your work.

Communication and Influence:

    • Build a close relationship with the sales, product, engineering, operations, and other teams to collaborate closely in developing new products, improving existing businesses, identify and resolve legal issues, structure complex agreements, and improve efficiency.
    • Strong communication skills (internally and externally).
    • Ability to be client facing while working with cross-functional team on multiple projects internally.

You may be a fit for the role if you have:

    • J.D. degree with ten or more years of experience with traditional institutional banking including custody, settlements, clearing, and securities lending.
    • Demonstrated experience working closely with the business and other cross functional teams to build new products, solve complex legal issues, and strategize growth.
    • Background in drafting and negotiating a wide range of brokerage or other trading-related agreements, and are comfortable interacting with highly-sophisticated institutional clients and counterparties.
    • Enthusiasm or curiosity for crypto and a foundational understanding of the crypto industry and applicable laws/regulations both in the US and internationally.
    • Demonstrated experience with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects.
    • The ability to execute with moderate supervision and balance commercial and legal realities.

Although not a requirement, bonus points if:

    • You were emotionally moved by the soundtrack to Hamilton, which chronicles the founding of a new financial system. :)

Compensation at Anchorage Digital:

    • Compensation at Anchorage Digital is market-driven and data-informed. All full-time employees receive a market-leading salary, meaningful equity, and a generous perks and benefits package.
    • Compensation Range: $140,000 - $235,000/yr - this salary range may be inclusive of multiple regional locations and job grades. This compensation range will be narrowed during the interview process based on skills, abilities, and experience required.  We partner with third party firms annually to verify equity, cash, benefits, and perks benchmarks. For sales and business development roles, the range provided is the On Target Earnings (“OTE”) which is inclusive of base salary + sales commissions/bonuses targets for the position.
    • Benefits: Anchorage Digital is proud to provide market-leading benefits and perks to our employees. We are only 1% of companies who offer 100% health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents. This means no monthly out-of-pocket premiums for you or your family. We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees globally.
    • You can learn more about our culture and perks and benefits here.
About Anchorage Digital: Who we are

The Anchorage Village, what we call our team, brings together the brightest minds from platform security, financial services, and distributed ledger technology to provide the building blocks that empower institutions to safely participate in  the evolving digital asset ecosystem. As a diverse team of more than 300 members, we are united in one common goal: building the future of finance by providing the foundation upon which value moves safely in the new global economy. 

Anchorage Digital is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported, and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from. We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives.
Anchorage Digital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status. Anchorage Digital considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with other legal requirements. “Anchorage Digital” refers to services that are offered either through Anchorage Digital Bank National Association, an OCC-chartered national trust bank, or Anchorage Lending CA, LLC a finance lender licensed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, License No. 60DBO-11976, or Anchorage Digital Singapore Pte Ltd, a Singapore private limited company, all wholly-owned subsidiaries of Anchor Labs, Inc., a Delaware corporation.

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