Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Regulatory Practice Group

Website OKX

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About the job
Who We Are

OKX is one of the largest and fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, and is part of the OK Group family of companies. We help millions of people buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 100 other crypto assets every day. But our work is a whole lot more than that. We’re building an inclusive future of finance, one that opens new opportunities to learn financial literacy, store value, and build wealth for everyone. Ready to help the next billion people experience the future of finance? Come on board!

About The Team

The Global Legal team provides legal advice and guidance to OKX and its affiliated entities across all coverage areas and geographic locations, and supports business growth by working with all teams within the company to help them achieve their goals. OKX is based in San Jose, California, and has customers worldwide with offices in the United States (San Jose, San Francisco and New York City), Europe, Asia, and Australia. Our team has attorneys around the world, and handles legal matters in literally hundreds of countries across the globe.

About The Opportunity

As a Deputy General Counsel in the Litigation and Regulatory Practice Group, you will report to the Head of the practice group, and work closely with all members of the Global Legal team and business leaders throughout the company. You will be working from either our San Francisco or San Jose office three days a week. You may work remotely two days a week. The company’s General Counsel is based in San Francisco.

The right candidate will have a basic understanding of and enthusiastic belief in the cryptocurrency/digital asset space, 12+ years of litigation and regulatory experience working for a top law firm or in-house at a fast-paced, brand-name business, and possess strong academic credentials and excellent writing and analytical skills. The ideal candidate possesses experience working on matters in financial services, cryptocurrency/digital assets, financial services regulation and securities laws.

We offer a competitive base salary and bonus structure as well as excellent benefits and an opportunity to work in a cutting-edge industry that will be the future of financial services.

What You’ll Be Doing
Managing civil litigation and U.S. and global regulatory matters and supervising outside counsel retained to represent the firm in those matters;
To the extent needed, supporting the business in virtually all legal coverage areas, including but not limited to product development, global regulatory matters, IP and trademark enforcement, corporate governance, contract negotiation, litigations and arbitrations, compliance legal support, institutional sales and partnerships and marketing/advertising;
Analyzing and advising on the legal risk of new and existing digital assets and managing the legal component of the new asset review process;
Working with the compliance team in obtaining licenses around the world (including assisting with fact finding during the license selection process), communicating with regulators, responding to inquiries, and drafting and maintaining internal policies;
Collaborating with product and business development teams to achieve company-wide projects and goals; and
Managing legal requests from all areas of the business and effectively advising on legal concepts and legal risk with an eye towards the strategic goals of business leaders.

What We Look For In You:
Active membership with a state bar (CA preferred) or eligible to practice in California as a registered in-house counsel;
Resident of the San Francisco Bay Area;
12+ years of litigation and regulatory experience at a top-tier law firm and/or in-house legal team, preferably in a financial services or crypto industry;
Experience advising on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology legal issues (or strong interest and knowledge in the field) and have a basic understanding about the relevant legal and regulatory landscape;
Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, growth-stage and multi-cultural environment;
Ability to effectively advise and build trust with business teams;
Ability to navigate through a rapidly-changing legal landscape and deal with legal ambiguity;
Ability to work in a high-functioning legal team and feel comfortable in a collaborative working environment;

Nice to Haves:
Experience working on cross-jurisdictional matters and a global legal team;
Experience working on financial services regulatory matters in the United States (FINRA, state securities regulators, SEC, CFTC).

Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive total compensation package
Comprehensive insurance package including medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance
401K with company contribution
Flexible PTO policy, company paid holidays
Paid Parental Leave
Employee Referral Bonus Program paid in BTC
Company Donation Match
More surprises when you join!

The salary range for this position is $219,000.00 to $305,000.00. The salary offered depends on a variety of factors, including job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and market location. In addition to the salary, a performance bonus and long-term incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, as well as a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Applicants should apply via OKX internal or external careers site.

OKX is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Posted on Sep 25, 2023.


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