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Counsel, Regulatory (U.S.)

Kraken

Kraken

Legal
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Building the Future of Crypto
Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.
What makes us different? Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.
Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.
As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.
Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!
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The team
Join our growing regulatory legal team (15 professionals) working on a range of matters including advisory, licensing, regulatory inquiries, regulatory strategy and product set up - all to further Kraken’s mission.
This is a fully remote role for a lawyer licensed to practice in the United States.

The Opportunity

  • Plan and implement company-wide regulatory strategy for rapidly evolving regulatory landscape in the crypto industry
  • Guide new product creation and regulatory acquisition strategy working with the product and strategy teams
  • Work with prominent financial services regulators on cutting-edge regulatory issues

Skills you should HODL

  • 5+ years of relevant experience applying financial laws and regulations, whether at a top law firm, in house or at a regulator or self-regulatory organization
  • JD from a well regarded law school and membership (in good standing) in a US state bar
  • Strong analytical, writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to distill complex legal and regulatory advice into understandable and actionable guidance for non-lawyers
  • A proactive, entrepreneurial mindsetAn opportunity-making attitude, using the law to increase the company’s optionality
  • Interest in the crypto industry / what our company is offering to the world and why

Nice-to-haves

  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks governing securities, banking and derivatives
  • Familiarity with U.S securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and associated rules and regulations
  • Familiarity with the Commodity Exchange Act and associated rules and regulations
  • Experience with financial services licensing applications and regulatory engagement through the licensing/registration process
  • Experience counseling product teams in a fintech setting
Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!
As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.
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