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Head of Legal & Chief Compliance Officer, San Francisco, CA
Solutus Legal Search
February 7, 2018
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Full Time - Other
10+ years experience
Our client, a Y Combinator company in the Bitcoin space is taking off and seeking their first attorney to lead the legal and compliance function for the organization. This attorney will report directly to the CEO and Co-Founder and will help navigate one of the most exciting and disruptive technologies in the market today. This company is well funded and poised to be a major player in the Fintech space.
The ideal candidate will possess at least 8/10+ years of experience with legal compliance, including developing ethics and compliance programs, as well as working with regulators. As the first attorney, this candidate must also be capable of drafting and negotiating (commercial/technology) agreements, handling general corporate, IP, employment, HR and any day-to-day legal issues. The ability to partner with outside counsel effectively is key. Experience in fintech with knowledge of blockchain/digital currency is strongly preferred.
The ideal attorney will possess a strong legal and business background and have deep expertise in compliance. S/he will be socially intelligent, exercise good judgment and demonstrate maturity and confidence. This candidate must also be comfortable with uncertainty, and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced and fast-scaling environment that is unstructured and fluid. A high level of enthusiasm for the company’s mission along with a positive attitude is required.
5+ years of legal & compliance experience and/or government/regulator background
Developing, implementing and managing ethics and compliance program
Experience in the financial and/or FinTech sector
Developing and implementing anti-corruption and AML/KYC programs
Experience with internal controls, audits and/or financial reporting
Familiarity with SEC, CFTC and Treasury regulations
Draft and negotiate relevant B to B commercial agreements including MSA, SOW, MOU
Highly-motivated self-starter able to work independently while collaborating and coordinating as needed
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Detail-oriented, flexible, and diligent
JD degree and membership to the State Bar of California
For those seeking a great adventure with the opportunity to help shape the company and create lasting impact as well as work with smart, enthusiastic colleagues…this is an opportunity of a career.
Solutus Legal Search has been exclusively retained to conduct this prestigious search. Interested candidates, please submit your materials to email@example.com. Candidates circumventing Solutus will be referred directly to our firm for consideration.
About Solutus Legal Search
Solutus Legal Search is the leading legal search boutique and market leader in the placement of high quality lawyers in corporations and law firms. We deliver strategic search services for our clients, as well as effective career counseling and placement services for candidates. With over 30 years of collective experience in the search business, our extensive relationships, networks and contacts in the legal community provide our candidates with a crucial edge in landing the perfect job. In addition, our quality of clients and job opportunities is unmatched. Every recruiter at Solutus is an attorney who has practiced in either large law firms or world-class corporations. This added expertise enables our team to better understand your background and career needs and creates a high placement rate for our candidates. Our search specialties include General Counsel and all levels in-house; law firm lateral associate and retained lateral partner placements. With offices across California, Solutus services clients throughout the West Coast, U.S. and the globe.
For a current list of our in house and law firm opportunities, please visit our website at www.solutuslegal.com.