Senior Counsel (Corporate Development and Global M&A)

Remote /
Legal /
Full-time, Onsite or Remote
About Kraken

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide - our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.

About the role

This is a fully remote role for an attorney licensed to practice in the United States


    • Primarily responsible for leading legal work for corporate development activities at all stages of an M&A deal, from transaction structuring and term sheet negotiation to due diligence, definitive agreement negotiation, and post-closing integration
    • Leading legal acquisition team to execution of the firm's global M&A transactions
    • Providing creative, innovative, and effective legal solutions for business stakeholders on routinely short timelines
    • Distilling complex or ambiguous legal situations into clear articulations of options and alternatives
    • Be an outstanding collaborator with colleagues in legal, finance, accounting, corporate development, compliance, tax, equity, human resources, compensation and other areas


    • 8+ years of relevant mergers and acquisitions experience at a leading national firm
    • Preference for 2+ years of comparable in-house practice, with exposure to high-growth, highly acquisitive technology companies
    • Exceptional oral communication and executive presence, as well as poise to handle pressure-filled decision making
    • Ability to lead transactions effectively while overseeing the work of / managing other team members
    • Experience in public-public acquisitions, public-private, and private-private, utilizing cash, stock, or a combination for consideration
    • Experience crafting and implementing various equity-based compensation schemas for acquisition target founders/executives
    • Advanced understanding of the M&A regulatory landscape and ramifications  
    • Excellent project management, negotiation, drafting, and time management skills
    • Excellent judgement, analytic rigor, and business pragmatism
    • Deep curiosity and problem solving skills
    • Willingness to roll up sleeves (no job too big, no job too small)
    • Must be active and in good standing in one State Bar in the United States

Nice to Haves

    • Passion for / demonstrated interest in the crypto industry
    • Experience with regulated financial services firms
Location Tagging: #US

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