General Counsel - Crypto

Osmosis

Osmosis

Legal
Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

About Us

Do you dream of a future where finance is open, accessible, and user-driven? Are you passionate about Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs) and the potential of DeFi to revolutionize financial markets? If so, then we want to hear from you!

Osmosis is the leading interchain DEX built on the Cosmos ecosystem and we're in search of a skilled Senior Crypto Counsel to join our team. This role stands at the forefront of legal innovation in the ever-evolving world of decentralized finance. In this role, you will play an instrumental role in advancing the project’s aim to cultivate an open financial system and foster economic freedom worldwide.

Position Overview:

This position demands close collaboration with the executive team, as well as engineering and product teams throughout the product life cycle. From a product perspective, you will be playing a critical role in developing long-term engineering, product, and of course, legal / regulatory strategy. You will also be developing internal policies and procedures for the company, building out the legal team and its own processes, and remaining up-to-date on relevant / applicable regulatory and other developments.

Product, Engineering and Support:

  • Spearhead and implement strategies with product, engineering, business development, and support teams.
  • Offer comprehensive legal guidance throughout the product life cycle, from conception through to launch, operation, and eventual sunset, aiding in both the construction and, when necessary, the dismantling of products.
  • Provide day-to-day legal, business, and strategic advice to executive and non-executive teams, addressing challenges and offering solutions in the development and implementation of groundbreaking product roadmaps.
  • Engage cross functionally to implement effective collaboration strategies with marketing and design teams.
  • Develop and deliver both forward-looking and ad hoc guidance to the marketing and design teams regarding matters pertaining to the product lifecycle and other related initiatives.
  • Establish or continue to build strong and positive relationships with affiliates and other ecosystem players for effective product lifecycle.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 6-10+ years of post-law school graduation experience, including at least 3 years in technology-related law firm practice at a v50 big law firm.
  • Currently licensed as a U.S. attorney and holding a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school.
  • Exceptional communication, management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience advising on technology transaction and product counseling. Experience drafting memos and guidance to various stakeholders.
  • Experience with exchanges, market making, financial derivatives, cryptocurrency, and open source software.
  • Knowledgeable in a wide array of international laws, regulations, and frameworks relevant to payments/financial services, internet technology, and crypto, including banking regulations, money transmission laws, securities regulations, GDPR, BSA, CFPB, CFTC, FTC (including UDAAP), and more.
  • Ability to make sound legal judgments, applying analytical rigor, prudent risk assessment, and a mix of creativity and pragmatism as necessary.
  • Comfortable with risk-adjusted thinking and able to discern when flexibility in interpretation is warranted.

NICE TO HAVES:

  • Interest in digital assets, blockchain technology, and the innovations brought about by decentralized applications, web3, and DeFi.