Foundation

General Counsel

Job Description

Posted on: 
January 6, 2022

As Foundation’s General Counsel, you will build out and lead the legal and regulatory functions for our fast-growing company. You’ll be an executive teammate, working closely with our CEO, co-founders, and leadership team on mission critical projects and business strategies. You’ll collaborate across all departments at Foundation like operations, support, trust and safety, product, and engineering.


As Foundation’s first laywer, you’ll develop strategies that mitigate our company’s legal and regulatory risks while pioneering what it means to be a Web3 brand and company. Our General Counsel will be an internal leader, as well as an external advocate for progressive legislation and regulation for the Web3 industry.

Responsibilities

  • Set the overall legal strategy and manage all legal matters for our company
  • Advise and support the Foundation team on strategic and complex regulatory and business issues in the US and internationally
  • Represent our company directly and manage outside counsel in disputes or investigation matters as needed
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on issues related to product development, trust and safety, engineering, and business operations
  • Create, develop, and implement company-wide policies, procedures, and agreements
  • Monitor emerging legislation and regulation, while advising the company of crucial regulatory developments
  • Educate policymakers on Web3 industry development and advocate for Web3 friendly policy changes

Job Requirements

  • J.D. or equivalent law degree from an ABA-accredited law school and good standing with at least one US state bar
  • 5+ years of professional legal experience with a focus in either financial services, securities litigation, regulatory enforcement practice, regulatory compliance (such as KYC/AML practices), emerging technology, intellectual property, or creative economies
  • Strategic thinker who can proactively identify key issues and navigate the complex Web3 and crypto regulatory landscapes
  • Experience working in government, such as the SEC, FinCEN or CFTC, is highly valued
  • Experience in the crypto + Web3 industries is preferred
  • In-house experience is a bonus
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with partners across all levels of the organization​​
  • A beginner’s mind and interest in Web3, Ethereum, and NFTs
  • High-growth startup experience is a plus

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