General Counsel

Remote
Legal
Full-time, Onsite or Remote
About Kraken

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.  Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets.  We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent. Let's change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!

Responsibilities

    • Oversee Kraken’s legal function and grow an effective, high performing team
    • Set the strategic direction for the legal function to enable success in all of Kraken’s markets balancing growth opportunities while managing risk
    • Collaborate with Kraken leadership to define and align the overall Kraken strategy
    • Build out a regulatory team to engage deeply with Kraken’s Commercial and Compliance functions to define and execute Kraken’s global regulatory strategy and approach
    • Enable fast and efficient commercial transactions while helping the business manage risk and maximize value
    • Provide guidance to Kraken’s Human Resource team to navigate global labor laws for Kraken’s distributed team
    • Drive the litigation strategy and execution with the litigation team to both mitigate and prevent potential claims
    • Ensure sound corporate governance across all of Kraken’s legal entities
    • Define and implement superior legal operations and processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the overall team

    • 15-20 years of legal experience, primarily working within the financial services and/or technology industries
    • Comprehensive knowledge and application of financial services laws and regulations, risk management, commercial law, corporate governance, and litigation
    • Able to drive initiatives hands-on while also managing a team and balancing priorities
    • Ability to follow through on matters and bring them to resolution, maximizing both effectiveness and efficiency
    • Strong cross-functional collaboration across all departments of the business
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence multiple stakeholders
    • Demonstrated ability to change the industry, drive beyond the status quo, and create positive change
    • Willingness and capability to strive for novel and creative solutions wherever possible
    • Strong interest in cryptocurrency
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

Check out all our open roles at https://jobs.lever.co/kraken. We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  

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