General Counsel (U.S.)
Do you want to help disrupt a $30 trillion market, and make an asset class that’s more than 3,000 years old more efficient and accessible to investors around the world through technology? Join us as we partner with financial institutions to modernize global precious metals trading, giving investors the ability to access and hold real gold as easily as stocks, with a long-term goal of helping more than a billion people gain access to a reliable savings tool.
The ideal candidate for the role of General Counsel has a verifiable track record as a leader at a bank, broker-dealer, clearing firm, exchange, or a core technology provider to these firms, and possesses an in-depth awareness of the industry's product, technology, legal, and regulatory frameworks. They will have been recognized by peers for successes in new product initiatives, as well as the development of regulatory and compliance functions. The candidate also must be an excellent communicator who can confidently lead discussions with team members and other key stakeholders.
What You’ll Do
Advise senior management on legal and regulatory strategy for the modernization of the precious metals trading market
Manage and coordinate relationships for the firm’s regulatory functions
Manage corporate transactions with global financial institutions by providing legal and strategic counsel on corporate fundraising, as well as take the lead on managing a team of outside counsel focused on international corporate and tax law issues
Prepare and review agreements with financial institutions, as well as general commercial contracts and other documents for day-to-day business transactions
Negotiate on SolidusLink’s behalf with counterparty counsel on commercial, regulatory, and other matters
Maintain intellectual property portfolio and manage IP prosecution process with outside counsel
Oversee internal and outside counsel budgets
Lead the implementation of compliance functions
Minimum 7 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Experience with venture-stage companies a plus but not required
Substantial financial markets experience
Exposure to and relationships with key industry regulators (such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission)
Experience driving and negotiating commercial agreements between financial institutions and market structure companies
Excellent written and oral communication skills, suitable for interactions with corporate directors and executives, as well as regulators
This role offers a competitive salary, benefits + bonus (with the possibility of equity)
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Interested? Email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org