General Counsel (San Francisco)

We are looking for an experienced legal professional who can help us navigate regulations and best practices around the world, while designing a corporate and community framework that scales for a decentralized blockchain.

You’ll get to work on launching one of the most ambitious and advanced blockchains in the space. This includes streamlining the corporate structure of involved stakeholders, partnerships on various go-to-market initiatives, regulatory compliance, community engagement, and much more!

Responsibilities

  • Counsel the O(1) Labs team on a wide array of relevant legal matters, risks, and strategies, regarding financial regulation, corporate, intellectual property and employment issues.
  • Work closely with operations and business development teams and external stakeholders throughout the launch and growth of the Coda ecosystem.
  • Help set up the required legal structures and entities to ensure healthy and ongoing governance of Coda Protocol.
  • Monitor compliance with international, federal and state regulatory requirements and proactively addresses issues as they arise.
  • Engage, manage, and ensure quality of work performed by outside counsel, while minimizing legal spend where required.
  • Advise other internal stakeholders on issues related to community development, marketing, and partnerships.

Requirements

  • J.D. or equivalent degree.
  • At least 5 years of experience in private practice, government or in-house.
  • Familiarity with financial services law or other areas of law relevant to the cryptocurrency and the decentralized finance industry.
  • Technological savvy with a broad understanding of business models and product use cases.
  • Team player with a “disagree and commit” attitude.
  • Extraordinary learning agility and a desire to remain at the forefront of a dynamic, nascent legal landscape.
  • Effective, succinct verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor messaging to a broad set of audiences from varied professional, cultural, and technical backgrounds.

Ideal Candidate

  • At least 2 years of experience as in-house counsel.
  • At least 5 years experience in regulatory, transactional, or litigation with a focus on cryptocurrency.
  • Active and in good standing in California (preferred) or another US jurisdiction.
  • A deep understanding of cryptocurrency as a rapidly evolving, nascent field.
  • Previous experience at a cryptocurrency or blockchain company.
  • Based in or able to relocate to San Francisco.

If you'd be interested in talking further, please get in touch by sending an email with your resume and the subject "General Counsel Applicant" to jobs@o1labs.org.

About Us

O(1) Labs is aiming to develop the first cryptocurrency protocol that can deliver on the promise of supporting real-world applications and widespread use. Our team is based in San Francisco, and we are funded by top investors (including Polychain, Metastable, Max Levchin, and Naval Ravikant).

We're bringing Coda Protocol to market, a cryptocurrency that compresses the blockchain from hundreds of gigabytes down to the size of a few tweets. It can scale to thousands of transactions per second and millions of users while remaining decentralized enough for cellphones to be fully verifying nodes.

We're working on technologies with the potential to reimagine social structures. We believe it's important to incorporate diverse perspectives from conception through realization.

This is a chance to join a small, collaborative team and have a ton of independence while working on fascinating cross-disciplinary problems that span cryptography, engineering, product design, economics, and sociology. We also offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.

If you'd be interested in talking further, please get in touch by sending an email with your resume and the subject "General Counsel (San Francisco) Applicant" to jobs@o1labs.org.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive company. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, women, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.