Assistant General Counsel, Fintech Transactions

  • Circle
  • 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
  • Feb 20, 2021
Permanent

Job Description

Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle's platform has supported over 100 million transactions worth tens of billions of dollars, with nearly 10 million retail customers, over a thousand businesses, while storing and securing more than $5 billion in digital currency assets. Circle is also the creator of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, regulated, dollar , which is quickly approaching 1 0 billion in circulation, growing over 1000% year over year. Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through programmable internet commerce.

What you'll be part of:

With the mission To raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce, Circle was founded on the belief that blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy. We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

What you'll be responsible for:

Under the direction of the General Counsel, you will play an immediate and direct role in commercial transactional work, supporting our Sales and Business Development segments as we offer new products and grow in new markets.

What you'll work on:
  • Be a trusted partner to Circle's SVP Revenue and Partnerships, supporting the team during the deal lifecycle and building a strong line of communication
  • Lead fintech contract negotiations, contract interpretation and management, enabling the company to expand its customer base and grow into different sectors
  • Address legal risk in business-centric ways, developing processes to solve problems, strengthening partnerships and advancing opportunities
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant finance, payments and digital currency space to ensure an ongoing ability to provide sound contract compliance advice

You will aspire to our four core values:
  • Multi Stakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you'll bring to Circle:

8-12 years of legal experience with a strong knowledge of:
  • complex transactions and negotiating and drafting commercial agreements with strategic partners in the payments finance space; as well as
  • effective collaboration with cross-functional teams, with a focus on Sales, Product and Marketing.

Experience advising clients on risk mitigation across technology product platforms, working with and presenting to VP-level leadership.

You are passionate about financial technology and the disruptive potential of cryptocurrency and blockchains, are a team player with a sense of humour, and enjoy learning but also mentoring.

You are comfortable working in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes, and managing multiple projects simultaneously.

You apply sound, practical business judgment to your legal recommendations, and are creative at solving problems while balancing important legal risks for the business.

You can work autonomously and independently with minimal guidance but are also comfortable working collaboratively as part of a team.

You have a JD (or foreign equivalent degree) and active membership in at least one US State Bar. Prior in-house experience for at least 5 years a must, including private and public traded companies .

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.