General Counsel at 0x

Location: Remote, US
| Full-time
0x

Title: General Counsel

Location: San Francisco, California

We’re a remote-first company with core contributors in nearly ten countries and over twice as many cities. Our headquarters is in San Francisco, with an office available for anyone on the team to use at any time.

We’ll consider your application regardless of where you call home.

YOUR ROLE AS GENERAL COUNSEL AT 0X

0x Labs is a fast-growing and reputable startup in the nascent crypto industry. As our General Counsel, you will lead the full suite of legal and regulatory functions for the company. As one of the key executive members, you will work closely with the leadership team on high-impact projects and strategic decisions. You and the legal team will collaborate with other team members across functions – including operations, strategic partnerships, product, marketing, engineering.

The crypto space never lacks uncertainties, challenges, and changes. As our General Counsel, it will be your responsibility to ensure that we do the right thing and focus on long-term impact. You will develop legal guidance and strategy that mitigate the company’s legal and regulatory risks, and help the company thrive in a challenging environment. The General Counsel will be a crucial partner to our product and business team and facilitate business opportunities for the company. In addition to leading the team internally, as General Counsel, you will be an external leader and advocate for progressive legislative and regulatory developments on behalf of the company and the industry.

You’ll work closely alongside:

  • Will Warren, Co-Founder & Co-CEO – Before founding 0x Labs, Will was studying in an engineering Ph.D. program
  • Amir Bandeali, Co-Founder & Co-CEO – Before founding 0x Labs, Amir was a trader with DRW Trading
  • Director of Operations (open position), who will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations at 0x Labs
  • Rui Zhang, Senior Legal Counsel – Before joining 0x Labs, Rui founded her own blockchain startup in the energy space and was a Senior Legal Counsel at CITIC, a global multinational financial conglomerate
  • Various other teams and stakeholders across 0x Labs

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set the overall legal strategy and manage all legal matters for the company
  • Advise and support the executive team on strategic & complex regulatory and business issues in the US and internationally
  • Represent company directly and/or manage outside counsel in regulatory enforcement or litigation matters if needed
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on issues related to product development, marketing, and business partnership
  • Create, develop and implement company-wide policies, procedures, and standard agreements
  • Monitor emerging legislation and regulation, and advise the company of regulatory developments
  • Educate policymakers on crypto industry development and advocate for crypto-friendly policy changes
  • Build and lead a world-class legal team in the nascent crypto industry
  • Select, engage and manage outside counsel

REQUIREMENTS

  • J.D. or equivalent law degree from a top ABA-accredited law school and good standing with at least one US state bar
  • 10+ years of professional legal experience with a focus in financial services, securities litigation, regulatory enforcement practice, regulatory compliance
  • Strategic thinker who can quickly identify key issues and navigate the complex regulatory landscape in the crypto space
  • Good judgment and assertive voice in ambiguous and challenging circumstances
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to succeed in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to take initiative and build productive relationships internally and externally
  • Interest in decentralized finance (DeFi), cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology with an eagerness to learn more about the industry
  • Exhibit our core values: do the right thing, consistently ship, and focus on the long-term impact

PREFERRED

  • Experience working at the SEC, FinCEN, or CFTC is highly valued
  • Practice experience in the crypto industry is strongly preferred
  • In-house experience is not required but is preferred

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary and equity with occasional cryptocurrency-based perks
  • Comprehensive insurance (medical/dental/vision/life/disability) — 100% covered for you and dependents
  • 401k, HSA, and FSA
  • Monthly mobile phone bill, wellness, and pre-tax transportation expense
  • Covered mental health benefits (included professional therapy sessions)
  • Flexible hours, liberal work-from-home policy, and a supportive remote environment
  • Lunch delivered at home daily for SF residents
  • Laptop, headphones, and any other work gear you may need
  • 12-week paid parental leave
  • Great office conveniently located in Soma/East Cut, SF
  • Unlimited vacation: Take time when you need it (and we really mean it)

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