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The global financial ecosystem is changing. Revolutionary blockchain technology has unlocked the potential for people around the world to have more equal access to wealth and information. This transformation has begun with the mass global adoption of cryptocurrencies but like all new financial systems, it needs greater trust to realize its full potential and remain safe from bad actors. That’s where we come in. The Chainalysis blockchain data platform enables businesses, governments, and banks to solve the world’s most high-profile criminal cases, paving the way for an economy built on blockchains.
The Legal team at Chainalysis advises both internal and external stakeholders on the forefront of cryptocurrency and its constantly evolving regulatory landscape. Our job is to ensure the company continues its rapid growth by employing sound and efficient judgment to support operations around the company and influence a groundbreaking industry as it matures and becomes more widely adopted. As the second commercial counsel hire overseas, you will be integral in contributing to the scaling of the global, commercial legal function at Chainalysis. In one year you’ll know you were successful if… You have drafted, reviewed, and negotiated a variety of commercial agreements, primarily SaaS subscription agreements, as well as distribution and partner agreements supporting our Sales and Partner organizations globally. You have developed a strong rapport and have worked in collaboration with our sales, operations, marketing, infosec, engineering and product teams in connection with our transactional goals. You have worked through data privacy (GDPR) and security issues in commercial transactions. You have demonstrated an obsession with internal client and external customer happiness, while promoting scalable processes and procedures. You have a complete A to Z understanding of our sales process and are a trusted business partner to our internal stakeholders. A background like this helps: Above all, you must have excellent judgment and critical thinking skills. High frequency transaction experience in the drafting and negotiation of SaaS / software licensing agreements within the technology industry. Experience with, or concrete understanding of, GDPR in a transactional setting and a demonstrated history of negotiating and reviewing DPAs. Experience supporting a global sales team (and understanding of sales process) at a B2B, rapid growth technology company. You are independent, patient, thoughtful, and adept at managing shifting priorities in a demanding, fast-paced environment, but at the same time possess the judgment to know when and how to escalate issues. Government contracting experience (whether direct or through reseller/framework arrangements) is a major plus. Working background knowledge of employment issues is a major plus. Willingness to occasionally support sales teams across the globe outside of local business hours You are familiar with or have an interest in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Experience working as an in-house counsel is welcomed but not essential. #LI-EG1 At Chainalysis, we help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions track and investigate illicit activity on the blockchain, allowing them to engage confidently with cryptocurrency. We take care of our people with great benefits, professional development opportunities, and fun. You belong here. At Chainalysis, we believe that diversity of experience and thought makes us stronger. With both customers and employees around the world, we are committed to ensuring our team reflects the unique communities around us. Some of the ways we’re ensuring we keep learning are an internal Diversity Committee, Days of Reflection throughout the year including International Women’s Day, Juneteenth, Harvey Milk Day, and International Migrant’s Day, and a commitment to continue revisiting and reevaluating our diversity culture. We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, spirituality, ability, experience and more. Additionally, if you need any accommodations to make our interview process more accessible to you due to a disability, don't hesitate to let us know. You can learn more here. We can’t wait to meet you.