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Associate General Counsel, Commercial and Product


BitGo Jobs / Palo Alto / Legal Services
Job Overview

Our small and growing team seeks financial services lawyers who are inquisitive, creative and practical and ready to effect change within our dynamic company and within the blockchain / digital assets industry at large. This role is open to a hybrid remote/on-site structure for candidates within the NYC/ San Francisco Bay/Sioux Falls areas (open to candidates in the US outside of those locations if it's the right fit).

One lawyer we look to hire will own responsibilities that may include:

  • Ownership of BitGo standard form agreements relating to digital asset custody, account control, staking, trading, lending, settlement, loan servicing, software licensing and software-as-a- service.
  • Drafting and negotiating bespoke agreements relating to trading, financing and custody, agreements relating to key initiatives such as partnerships and vendor relationships, and BitGo standard form agreements.
  • Drafting terms and use and disclaimers.
  • Providing real-time support and training to sales, trading, legal staff and others.
  • Managing work out situations.
  • Working closely with product and regulatory lawyers, and partnering across BitGo functions including sales, trust, compliance, product development and marketing.
  • Managing legal and regulatory risks in a thoughtful and commercially practicable manner.
  • Helping develop and drive legal contracting process and operations including with respect to workflows, customer contracting lifecycle, pipeline management and document retention.
  • Becoming familiar with non-US regulations and practices when helpful.
  • Managing outside counsel when needed.
  • Escalating issues to the General Counsel as appropriate.
  • Pitching in whenever and wherever needed, even when not directly related to responsibilities described above.

Your experience and skill set will cover many of the following:

  • 5+ years of related law firm and/or in-house legal experience at a financial services or blockchain company, ideally involving customer-facing sales, trading and custody businesses.
  • Creative problem solving particularly in relation to contract negotiation.
  • Close out situations.
  • Familiarity with regulations relating to extensions of credit such as Reg T, X and U.
  • Working with and training junior lawyers and negotiators.
  • Technology and intellectual property.
  • Vendor agreements
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks in accordance with changing deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in blockchain and digital assets.
  • You will be collegial and (at least usually) able to retain a sense of humor.

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BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors and crypto platforms with liquidity, custody, and security. In 2020, the company reached new milestones with the launch of BitGo Prime, the first and only deeply integrated, full-stack solution with custody, trading and lending. With the launch of BitGo Portfolio and BitGo Tax, the company also manages activities across wallets, exchanges and service providers.

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