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Head of Corporate and M&A - Blockchain.com

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Our client, Blockchain.com, the world's leading software platform for digital assets, is seeking an outstanding strategic leader to join their fast-growing team as Head of Corporate and M&A. You will further build the corporate function and have responsibility for all corporate and M&A legal matters, including SEC requirements, corporate governance matters, corporate entity management and strategic transactions the variety and complexity of which are only found in web3.  Additionally, you will provide legal counsel to their in-house venture fund – Blockchain.com Ventures. If you have experience in a fast-paced environment, enjoy scaling, managing and mentoring your own team, are looking for an opportunity to be a founding member of an innovative legal team in the cryptocurrency space, and are interested in becoming one of the world’s few web3 legal experts, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal guidance to internal teams on corporate matters that affect Blockchain.com, with an eye towards how they impact the company globally.
  • Manage corporate governance and securities matters as needed in accordance with applicable local legal requirements.
  • Oversee financing, fundraising and strategic transactions including global mergers and acquisitions, novel token deals and deals of first impression in the web3 space.  
  • Ensure that Blockchain.com is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in the U.S., UK and everywhere else we operate.
  • Work effectively across business units and corporate functions to resolve complex business and risk management issues across multiple locations and time zones.
  • Negotiate and document Blockchain.com Ventures’ investments in the world’s leading crypto companies.
  • Present information to executives and the Board of Directors and manage investors.
  • Scale and lead internal legal corporate team and outside counsel relationships as necessary.
  • Ability to spearhead, manage and handle commercial legal issues.  

Requirements:

  • 10+ years relevant experience as a corporate securities or corporate transactions attorney; in-house experience strongly preferred.
  • JD/law degree and bar admission in at least one U.S. state.
  • Ability to present complex ideas simply and understandably to employees including management team and Board.
  • Experience building and managing a team, with an eye for developing talent and a commitment to building an inclusive, collaborative and mutually respectful culture.  
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision, and provide practical, business-friendly advice to clients.
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills; ability to drive issues to a quick resolution that factors in many non-legal variables, such as brand-risk, communications, government relations, tax, insurance, finance and other business units.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to build the processes and systems to prevent them from occurring.

About Blockchain.com:

Blockchain.com believes that in a decade the financial system of the internet — that is, commerce that happens on the internet — will be the largest financial system in the world. And it will be powered by crypto.

Blockchain.com got its start as an early pioneer of key infrastructure for the bitcoin community. First, with a Blockchain Explorer that enabled anyone to not only examine transactions and study the blockchain, but an API that enabled companies to build on Bitcoin. They also have provided the most popular and widely used crypto wallet that enables anyone anywhere to control their own money.

Their team spans the globe and has worked tirelessly to accelerate the adoption of crypto and usher in the future of finance. They are passionate and relentless – and believe that a lean team of world-class visionaries can ship products that empower their customers and drive the business to new heights.

At Blockchain.com, they have created over 82 million wallets, have over $1 trillion transacted through Blockchain.com, 1/3 of all bitcoin network transactions are via Blockchain.com, they have over 37 million users in over 200 countries.

The legal team at Blockchain.com consists of ~15 individuals and is a group of highly talented, collaborative, diverse, and spirited people. This position reports into the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Lindsey Haswell. Lindsey, a wonderful leader, is an incredibly well-regarded General Counsel with a history of developing exceptional teams.  

Blockchain.com has exclusively engaged Kerwin Associates to conduct this search. Any resumes sent directly to Blockchain.com will be forwarded to Kerwin Associates. If you are interested in speaking about or applying for this role, please contact Anne Kerwin Payne (anne@kerwin.com) or Emily Murray (emily@kerwin.com) at Kerwin Associates.

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