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Senior Counsel, Commercial & Product - Blockchain.com

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Our client, Blockchain.com, the world's leading software platform for digital assets, is seeking an outstanding legal professional to join their fast-growing team as Senior Counsel, Commercial & Product. In this pivotal role, you will handle a variety of product and commercial matters in support of the company’s growing business. If you have experience in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to be a member of an innovative legal team in the crypto currency space, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Partner closely with internal teams and stakeholders to proactively address and resolve contractual and product matters in line with the company’s objectives.
  • Provide product counseling on complex legal issues throughout the product development cycle.
  • Review, draft, revise, negotiate and advise on key business contracts for various types of arrangements, including alliances and strategic relationships, product and service integrations, client services, and service provider and vendor arrangements.
  • Help define procedures and practices within Legal to promote efficient workflows and handling of contractual matters, including the signing authority protocol for our various entities and execution processes.
  • Set up a Contracts Management function to drive better and more efficient results across the business and to foster relationships (internally and with a broad range of counterparties).
  • Proactively identify, analyze and mitigate risks.
  • Liaise with external counsel as necessary.

Requirements:

  • 8+ years relevant experience; in-house experience strongly preferred.
  • JD/law degree and bar admission in at least one U.S. state or the UK.
  • Proven high-performing legal experience in an in-house environment.
  • Depth successfully negotiating and resolving commercial disputes in a pragmatic way.
  • Experience advising product management on applicable laws and regulations and has experience working closely with engineering and product teams.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision, and provide practical, business-friendly advice to clients.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills and excellent judgement; 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.
  • Ability to manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and proactively anticipating issues, particularly in a fast-paced corporate setting.
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to build the processes and systems to proactively address them.
  • First class interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Track record of proactively building and maintaining productive relationships with business and corporate functional leaders.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.

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 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 Kathleen Britschgi (kathleen@kerwin.com) or Danielle Ryan (danielle@kerwin.com) with Kerwin Associates.

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